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FEBRUARY 25, SUNDAY: PRESIDIO NATIONAL PARK HIKE

Leader: Stan Mandel (415-378-5612) stanleymandell@gmail.com Meet: 10:15 at the Presidio Gate, Presidio Ave @Pacific. Depart: 10:30 Moderate 8-9 miles; 500’ elevation gain Join me to explore San Francisco’s not-so-hidden national park. We’ll hit the highlights and some of the more obscure treasures. We’ll hit a couple of Andy Goldsworthy’s installation (Google him) and enjoy some spectacular Golden Gate and city views. At times you won’t believe you’re in the middle of a major city. Street parking may be available and the 43 Masonic bus leaves you off one block back at Jackson/Presidio. The #1 California bus is 5 blocks back ( get off at Presidio and walk uphill.) Layered clothing for SF weather. Comfortable, sturdy footwear.. Lunch and fluids.


MARCH 3, SATURDAY: BRIONES REGIONAL PARK

Leader: Richard Seaman (707)720-3097 rtseaman@icloud.com. Meet: 8:30am under the Safeway sign at Market & Dolores. Depart 8:45. Rating: Moderate, 9 miles, 600 feet elevation gain. Leader will not be present at the Safeway. We will form an informal carpool at 8:30 and depart at 8:45. Nestled in the midst of Lafayette and Orinda lies Briones Regional Park, with rolling grassy hills (hopefully covered with carpets of wildflowers this time of year), canyons, and streams with California chaparral flora and fauna. The park provides panoramic views of Mt. Diablo and surrounding areas. Canceled in the event of rain; if there are just scattered showers the hike will take place. Bring: Lunch, water (2 liters or more), hat, sunscreen, sturdy hiking shoes, layered clothing, including a windbreaker.. Canceled in event of heavy rain. Driving distance 54 miles round trip. Carpooling cost: $7.00 per passenger. (includes $6 tolls and $3 per-car entrance fees). Alternate meeting place: Meeting Option #2: 9:30AM at Orinda BART Station to meet leader to car pool to trailhead. Depart 9:45. Meeting Option #3: Bear Creek Staging Area at 10:00 am. Exit Highway 24 at the Orinda/Camino Pablo exit and head north toward Richmond. Turn right on Bear Creek Road and travel 5 miles to the staging area on the right. We will meet in the parking area immediately to the left just after passing the kiosk. $3.00 parking fee if kiosk is open, otherwise free. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Bear+Creek+Staging+Area/@37.927057,-122.1577817,15z/data=!4m12!1m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x6d1f0e6c2b3de80d!2sBear+Creek+Staging+Area!8m2!3d37.927057!4d-122.1577817!3m4!1s0x0:0x6d1f0e6c2b3de80d!8m2!3d37.927057!4d-122.1577817


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