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April 2019

Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change – Art Exhibition

April 2, 9:00 am - June 1, 4:00 pm
Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965 United States
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Free

Award-winning photographers Rob Badger and Nita Winter have spent 20 years capturing California’s vanishing wildflowers, bringing awareness to their beauty as well as to the dangers facing our natural habitats from climate change. The exhibition emphasizes Marin’s landscapes but also includes diverse geographic regions of California. It is sponsored by the Marin chapter of the California Native Plant Society, with support from the Buck Family Fund and MMWD. Guest speakers on climate change issues and wildflower hikes in Marin will…

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Take the Bay Ridge Challenge

April 20 - December 15

Wherever you are, the Ridge Trail isn’t far away. This long-distance trail circumnavigates the Bay Area through all nine counties. And you can too! Walk, run, bike, or horseback ride your way through selected local adventures and explore the many beautiful miles of the Ridge Trail for 360 degrees of inspiration. For 30 years, the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council and people like you have been building and taking care of the Bay Area’s very own long-distance trail. Celebrate our…

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May 2019

Nest: Creating Home

May 10, 10:00 am - November 10, 5:00 pm
Filoli, 86 Cañada Road
Woodside, CA 94062 United States
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$5

A three-part exhibition about the people, animals and plants that created a home on the Filoli estate. -Filoli is proud to announce its innovative new exhibition, Nest: Creating Home. The exhibition weaves together the formal and informal places in the estate, and explores the stories of the people who lived and worked at Filoli. The exhibition runs from May 10 to November 10, and integrates interpretive stories through an exhibit and guided tour: “The People of Filoli,” a mixed media…

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Only in San Francisco: 41st Annual Carnaval Parade

May 26, 7:45 am - 1:00 pm
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Berry Creek Falls – A Big Basin favorite hike

May 26, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Eco-Sail to the Marin Headlands (Summer and Fall 2019)

May 26, 8:45 am - 11:30 am
Schooner Freda B, Sausalito Yacht Harbor, Slip 907
Sausalito, CA 94965 United States
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Set sail aboard the Schooner Freda B for an ecology-themed tour of the Marin Headlands! This signature sail, boarding in Sausalito, will take you under the Golden Gate Bridge and all the way out to Point Bonita Lighthouse. This is a prime area for wildlife, there will be a naturalist on-board to guide you through the whole experience. You’ll learn about the diverse ecosystems of the San Francisco Bay, with frequent wildlife sightings, and then return in time for brunch…

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Redwood Dunn Trail Loop Hike

May 26, 11:45 am - 2:45 pm
11500 Skyline Blvd, 11500 Skyline Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619 us
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In the Redwood Regional Park, East Bay Regional Park District's. A hidden redwood forest lies off Redwood Road just a few miles over the ridge from downtown Oakland. The forest's peaceful groves give little evidence of the park's bustling past – in the mid-1800s the area was the scene of extensive logging to supply building materials for the San Francisco Bay Area. The logging era has long since passed, and a stately forest of 150-foot coast redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) has…

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Wild & Scenic Film Festival

May 26, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Smithwick Theatre, 12345 El Monte Rd
Los Altos Hlls, CA 94022 United States
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Free

Join Midpen and POST for our first-ever hosting of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, a collection of short films that highlight environmental issues from across the country, and tell inspiring stories of people and their relationships to nature. The event is free and will include the short film “Umunhum” about our local peak, sacred to indigenous people of the Bay Area. Tickets are FREE – visit the website for details and to sign up!  

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Free Wild and Scenic Film Festival showcases the best in environmental and adventure films

May 26, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Smithwick Theatre, 12345 El Monte Rd
Los Altos Hlls, CA 94022 United States
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The films in this year’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival combine stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling. Festival-goers can expect to see award-winning short films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, agriculture, and indigenous cultures. The festival is co-hosted by Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) and Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (Midpen).

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POST Wild & Scenic Film Festival at Foothill College (Los Altos Hills)

May 26, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Point Reyes Adventure Camp (grades 7 to 12)

May 27, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Point Reyes National Seashore, 1 Bear Valley Rd
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 United States
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$860 – $950

Designed especially for teens, Point Reyes Adventure Camp features professionally-led backpacking trips into the heart of Point Reyes’ Phillip Burton Wilderness.  Three Sessions: July 8 to 12, July 22 to 27, August 5 to 9 Participants develop confidence and build leadership skills while practicing “leave no trace” wilderness ethics. Each backpacking group of 13 youth is guided by one professional Naturalist Educator and two trained Counselor Intern Naturalists, all of whom have significant wilderness and youth leadership experience. Adventure Camp I participants…

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Point Reyes Nature Science Camp (grades 3 to 6)

May 27, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bear Valley Visitor Center, Point Reyes National Seashore, 1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 United States
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$795

Point Reyes Nature Science Camp is designed to inspire young people to explore, discover, and connect with themselves, each other, and the natural world in the unparalleled beauty of Point Reyes National Seashore. Sessions Grades 3 & 4:  July 30 – August 2 Grades 4 & 5: July 1 – 5 Grades 5 & 6:  June 24 – 28, July 15 – 19, August 12 – 16 Camp programs combine outdoor adventuring with the best environmental education techniques, marine and coastal…

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Hayward Regional Shoreline and Cogwell Marsh: 8 mile Easy, Flat Hike

May 27, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hayward Regional Shoreline, 2639 Grant Ave
San Lorenzo, CA 94580 us
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HIKING TIME: 2.5 - 3 hoursDISTANCE: 7.9 milesELEVATION GAIN: Approx. 100 feet (flat!)DIFFICULTY: Easy terrain and almost no elevation. RULES: NO DOGS ALLOWED south of W. Winton Avenue and the flood control channel (first half of hike is OK). FACILITIES: Restrooms at trailhead and at halfway point. WEATHER: Sunny; about 70°F RECOMMENDED MAP:https://www.ebparks.org/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=24332 MEETING PLACE:Parking at trailhead. Plan to arrive 20 minutes early to find parking, and walk to the trailhead. Some street parking available. • Please use the Google…

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A PERFECT 4-DAY/3-NIGHT Channel Islands Backpacking/Dayhiking/Kayaking Adventure

May 27, 1:00 pm - May 30, 5:00 pm
1691 Spinnaker Dr, 1691 Spinnaker Dr
Ventura, CA 93001 us
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Good afternoon, "LMBP!” Here’s my Channel Islands National Park trip (where we will be backpackers, kayakers, AND “marginal tourists”). This will be a FOUR DAY/THREE NIGHT trip beginning/ending w/a one-hour boat ride from Ventura across the Santa Barbara Channel to/from the largest of the Channel Islands, Santa Cruz. We begin at ISLAND PACKERS’ VENTURA HARBOR facility (NOT OXNARD!). Because we’ll bring so much gear to one campsite, this is basically CAR-CAMPING, but ON the island (this means camp chairs, better…

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Power Walk Woodward Park (6:30 pm)

May 27, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Starbucks, 1380 Pear Ave
Mountain View, CA 940431360 United States
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READ for LOCATION!! LOCATION: Parking lot in front of Starbucks of Fort Washington. TOTAL MILES: 5.1 miles or so . . . DIFFICULTY: Moderate due to intensity and distance although we often break into multiple groups depending on how fast each of us want to walk. WHO CAN GO: Adult hikers of all abilities and well-mannered trail dogs obedient to their owners HIKE DESCRIPTION: For many of us, this is a BRISK, NOT LEISURELY, walk/jog for fitness of about 5…

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Memorial Day Zumba at Sports Basement Sunnyvale

May 27, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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“Rock N Glow” Bowl at Homestead Bowl

May 27, 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mount Madonna—The Most Beautiful Jewel Flower, CNPS

May 28, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sprig Recreation Area, Blackhawk Canyon Rd and Hecker Pass Hwy
Watsonville, CA us
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Join Andy Werner for a field trip to Mt. Madonna on the eastern summit of the southern Santa Cruz Mountains. We'll see four species of Mariposa lilies in bloom as well as the serpentine-loving Jewel Flower. Also blooming will be Candy Flower at probably its most southerly location as well as many other plants in this serpentine-influenced park. Total distance of ±9 miles with 1,500 feet gradual elevation gain. Bring water and lunch. This is a CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY…

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Williams Canyon Hike to Mitteldorf Preserve, CNPS

May 28, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Santa Lucia Preserve Gatehouse, 1 Rancho San Carlos Road
Carmel, ca 93923 us
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This lovely hike is ±4 miles with ±400 feet ascent. It is along Williams Canyon Road where we’ll pass through a spectacular redwood environment with several creeks on our way to Big Sur Land Trust’s Mitteldorf Preserve. We’ll even admire the county’s largest diameter redwood. Bring water and lunch. BSLT will cancel our outing if there are downed trees, etc., due to rain. Arrive early; we depart on time. Led by Lynn Bomberger This is a CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY…

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Easy Tuesday Walk

May 28, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch (HARVEY BEAR @ SAN MARTIN AVE entrance), 1935 E. San Martin Avenue
San Martin, CA 95046 us
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Join us for an easy walk on a scenic flat, level course Length/Duration: 2.0 Miles / 45 minutes Meeting Location: Harvey Bear Ranch parking lot at the map kiosk. The Harvey Bear Ranch park is only 2 miles east of Highway 101 in San Martin. Take the San Martin Ave. exit and proceed east on San Martin Ave. for 2 miles; watch for the entrance to the park on the left. Recommended Equipment: Wear tennis shoes, wind breaker, hat and…

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Run or walk with Sports Basement Sunnyvale

May 28, 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
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Wednesday Conditioning Hike

May 29, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch (HARVEY BEAR @ SAN MARTIN AVE entrance), 1935 E. San Martin Avenue
San Martin, CA 95046 us
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Let's stay fit in the middle of the week! We'll hike the Willow Springs trail. Elevation Gain: 925 ft. Difficulty: Moderate. Length/Duration: 3.2 Miles / 2 Hours Meeting Location: Harvey Bear Ranch parking lot in between the car and horse trailer lots. The Harvey Bear Ranch park is only 2 miles east of Highway 101 in San Martin. Take the San Martin Ave. exit and proceed east on San Martin Ave. for 2 miles; watch for the entrance to the…

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Wednesday After Work Conditioning Hike

May 29, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch (HARVEY BEAR @ SAN MARTIN AVE entrance), 1935 E. San Martin Avenue
San Martin, CA 95046 us
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Let's stay fit in the middle of the week! We'll hike the Willow Springs/Harvey Bear trail loop. Elevation Gain: 925 ft. Difficulty: Moderate. Length/Duration: 5.9 Miles / 2 Hours Meeting Location: Harvey Bear Ranch parking lot in between the car and horse trailer lots. The Harvey Bear Ranch park is only 2 miles east of Highway 101 in San Martin. Take the San Martin Ave. exit and proceed east on San Martin Ave. for 2 miles; watch for the entrance…

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Midweek Pincushion Hike (SHORT/MODERATE)

May 29, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fort Washington/Bentleys Starbucks, 9423 N. Fort Washington #108
Fresno, CA 93730 us
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READ for LOCATION!! LOCATION: Parking lot in front of Starbucks of Fort Washington. HIKE DESCRIPTION: This is a short but strenuous hike of about 3-5 miles round trip depending on the exact route we take. This hike is good for trail runners, trail walkers and everyone in between who is prepared for several long heart-pounding inclines. DIFFICULTY: Moderate due to intensity and distance although we often break into multiple groups depending on how fast each of us want to walk.…

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Power Walk Woodward Park (6:30 pm)

May 29, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Starbucks, 1380 Pear Ave
Mountain View, CA 940431360 United States
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READ for LOCATION!! LOCATION: Parking lot in front of Starbucks of Fort Washington. TOTAL MILES: 5.1 miles or so . . . DIFFICULTY: Moderate due to intensity and distance although we often break into multiple groups depending on how fast each of us want to walk. WHO CAN GO: Adult hikers of all abilities and well-mannered trail dogs obedient to their owners HIKE DESCRIPTION: For many of us, this is a BRISK, NOT LEISURELY, walk/jog for fitness of about 5…

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Trivia night at New Jersey’s

May 29, 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
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4 mile trail exploration near Shoreline Park/Googleplex (Mountain View)

May 30, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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“The Beauty of Water” – a Robert G Presentation

May 30, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Woodward Park Library, 944 E Perrin Ave
Fresno, CA 93720 us
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Yes, one of our CVHG photographers has put together another presentation that is sure to please. In his own words: "The Beauty of Water" Thursday, May 30, 7 pm, Woodward Park Library, 944 E Perrin, just w of Champlain / Cedar Returning to Fresno has given active CVHG member Robert Grover an opportunity to participate in the local art scene. During the month of May, the middle gallery window at the entrance to the Woodward Park Library will be full…

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May Loaves & Fishes Community Dinner Serving event

May 31, 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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June 2019

20-mile Rose Peak hike (Livermore) #Whitney

June 1, 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Saturday Morning Hike

June 1, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch (HARVEY BEAR @ SAN MARTIN AVE entrance), 1935 E. San Martin Avenue
San Martin, CA 95046 us
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Saturday morning hike, on the Willow Springs trail. Elevation Gain: 925 ft. Difficulty: Moderate. Length/Duration: 3.2 Miles / 2 Hours(There will be an option to go on at the top of the mountain, for a totalof ~6 miles / 2.5 hours.) Meeting Location: Harvey Bear Ranch parking lot in between the car and horse trailer lots. The Harvey Bear Ranch park is only 2 miles east of Highway 101 in San Martin. Take the San Martin Ave. exit and proceed…

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Golden Gate Park & Mosaic Stairs Hike

June 1, 11:45 am - 2:45 pm
1000 Great Hwy, 1000 Great Hwy
San Francisco, CA 94121 us
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Sunset District is the largest district in the city and Irving Street and 9th Avenue is the center of all the action. It has a neighborhood feel with a variety of different cultural restaurants, bars, book stores, bakeries, coffee shops, ice cream parlors, clothes and shoe stores, a tattoo parlor, wine bar, the largest Video store, and even a Magic shop. After exploring Irving Street you travel up the majestic Moraga Stairway, then up several more stairways, visiting Grand View…

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Mt Tam’s Matt Davis-Steep Ravine Loop: 6.7 Mi Moderate Hike

June 1, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Matt Davis-Steep Ravine Loop (Stinson Beach Trailhead), Stinson Beach Trailhead
Stinson Beach, CA 94970 us
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CARPOOL REQUEST COMMENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED DUE TO THE LARGE SIZE OF THE GROUP. Please read below how to carpool. Level: Moderate Total Distance: 6.7 mile, loop Hiking Time: 3.5 hours Elevation Change: 1568 feet. Parking fee: Free. Official Trail Use: No dogs. Shade: Don't forget your sunhat for your own personal shade. Shade does not matter if you have your sunhat. I never leave home without it. Facilities None PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO GO BEFORE YOU ARRIVE SO…

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SJ Skate Night – Downtown Street Skate

June 1, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Vibha Dream Mile (South San Jose)

June 2, 7:00 am - 10:00 am
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7.5-mile hike Shell Ridge Open Space: Twin Ponds Loop (Walnut Creek)

June 2, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Ranch Day at Coe Park

June 2, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Henry Coe State Park; Hunting Hollow, 4826 Gilroy Hot Springs Road,
Gilroy, CA us
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Notice: Due to rain expected on Saturday, Ranch Day has been rescheduled to Sunday,June 2nd. Got nothing for the kids to do on Saturday? Come enjoy learning about Coe Park Ranching history at "Ranch Day". Arrive anytime after 10 am, enjoy the animals and hands-on butter making and wool carding. After that go for a splash in the creek. The "Kids" will love it. Bring the family and learn about Ranch Life and Ranch Animals. Pet animals and meet some…

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San Jose Greek Festival

June 2, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Pirates Cove (Picnic)

June 2, 11:45 am - 2:45 pm
591 Tennessee Valley Rd, 591 Tennessee Valley Rd
Mill Valley, CA 94941 us
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In the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the Marin Headlands, a wonderful looping hikes with lagoons, beaches, and views of the city, a rocky cove and the pacific coast. Love the feeling of Tennessee Valley, a relaxing walk along the Lagoon out to the beach. The hike really begins after you go up a steep climb, approx. 600 feet, on the north side of the Valley to the Coastal Fire Road, and then go on to a plateau at the…

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Power Walk Woodward Park (6:30 pm)

June 3, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Starbucks, 1380 Pear Ave
Mountain View, CA 940431360 United States
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READ for LOCATION!! LOCATION: Parking lot in front of Starbucks of Fort Washington. TOTAL MILES: 5.1 miles or so . . . DIFFICULTY: Moderate due to intensity and distance although we often break into multiple groups depending on how fast each of us want to walk. WHO CAN GO: Adult hikers of all abilities and well-mannered trail dogs obedient to their owners HIKE DESCRIPTION: For many of us, this is a BRISK, NOT LEISURELY, walk/jog for fitness of about 5…

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“Rock N Glow” Bowl at Homestead Bowl

June 3, 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Easy Tuesday Walk

June 4, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch (HARVEY BEAR @ SAN MARTIN AVE entrance), 1935 E. San Martin Avenue
San Martin, CA 95046 us
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Join us for an easy walk on a scenic flat, level course Length/Duration: 2.0 Miles / 45 minutes Meeting Location: Harvey Bear Ranch parking lot at the map kiosk. The Harvey Bear Ranch park is only 2 miles east of Highway 101 in San Martin. Take the San Martin Ave. exit and proceed east on San Martin Ave. for 2 miles; watch for the entrance to the park on the left. Recommended Equipment: Wear tennis shoes, wind breaker, hat and…

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4.75 mile sunset urban hike on the Los Gatos Creek Trail

June 4, 5:45 pm - 7:45 pm
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Wednesday After Work Conditioning Hike

June 5, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch (HARVEY BEAR @ SAN MARTIN AVE entrance), 1935 E. San Martin Avenue
San Martin, CA 95046 us
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Let's stay fit in the middle of the week! We'll hike the Willow Springs/Harvey Bear trail loop. Elevation Gain: 925 ft. Difficulty: Moderate. Length/Duration: 5.9 Miles / 2 Hours Meeting Location: Harvey Bear Ranch parking lot in between the car and horse trailer lots. The Harvey Bear Ranch park is only 2 miles east of Highway 101 in San Martin. Take the San Martin Ave. exit and proceed east on San Martin Ave. for 2 miles; watch for the entrance…

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Midweek Pincushion Hike (SHORT/MODERATE)

June 5, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fort Washington/Bentleys Starbucks, 9423 N. Fort Washington #108
Fresno, CA 93730 us
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READ for LOCATION!! LOCATION: Parking lot in front of Starbucks of Fort Washington. HIKE DESCRIPTION: This is a short but strenuous hike of about 3-5 miles round trip depending on the exact route we take. This hike is good for trail runners, trail walkers and everyone in between who is prepared for several long heart-pounding inclines. DIFFICULTY: Moderate due to intensity and distance although we often break into multiple groups depending on how fast each of us want to walk.…

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Power Walk Woodward Park (6:30 pm)

June 5, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Starbucks, 1380 Pear Ave
Mountain View, CA 940431360 United States
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READ for LOCATION!! LOCATION: Parking lot in front of Starbucks of Fort Washington. TOTAL MILES: 5.1 miles or so . . . DIFFICULTY: Moderate due to intensity and distance although we often break into multiple groups depending on how fast each of us want to walk. WHO CAN GO: Adult hikers of all abilities and well-mannered trail dogs obedient to their owners HIKE DESCRIPTION: For many of us, this is a BRISK, NOT LEISURELY, walk/jog for fitness of about 5…

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Trivia night at New Jersey’s

June 5, 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
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4-mile run/walk to Lexington dam plus dinner at Pizza My Heart (Los Gatos)

June 6, 5:45 pm - 7:45 pm
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4.75 mile hike at Quicksilver, Mockingbird entrance (South SJ)

June 7, 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Hunting Hollow 5K/10K Fun Run and Walk

June 8, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Henry W Coe State Park (Hunting Hollow Entrance), 4826 Gilroy Hot Springs
Gilroy, CA us
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DetailsPlease join us for our 21st annual 5K/10K fun run and walk at the Hunting Hollow entrance to Coe Park! To register: You can register online or by mail. Go to http://www.coepark.net/hh5k10k where separate links take you to online registration at active.com or to a printable mail-in registration form. Replying to this meetup posting does not register you for the event. Description: The beautiful Hunting Hollow Valley is the location for the Henry Coe 5K/10K Fun Run and Walk again…

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East Bay Hike Series Challenge! Hike #5: Pleasanton Ridge #EastBayChallenge

June 8, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Redwood Dunn Trail Loop Hike

June 8, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Richard C Trudeau Conference Center, 11500 Skyline Blvd
Oakland, CA us
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In the Redwood Regional Park, East Bay Regional Park District's. A hidden redwood forest lies off Redwood Road just a few miles over the ridge from downtown Oakland. The forest's peaceful groves give little evidence of the park's bustling past – in the mid-1800s the area was the scene of extensive logging to supply building materials for the San Francisco Bay Area. The logging era has long since passed, and a stately forest of 150-foot coast redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) has…

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UP CLOSE & PERSONAL SPECIAL: Historian-led tour and hike of Mt Umunhum

June 9, 7:00 am - 12:30 pm
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RideESSJ – A daytime bike party

June 9, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Power Walk Woodward Park (6:30 pm)

June 10, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Starbucks, 1380 Pear Ave
Mountain View, CA 940431360 United States
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READ for LOCATION!! LOCATION: Parking lot in front of Starbucks of Fort Washington. TOTAL MILES: 5.1 miles or so . . . DIFFICULTY: Moderate due to intensity and distance although we often break into multiple groups depending on how fast each of us want to walk. WHO CAN GO: Adult hikers of all abilities and well-mannered trail dogs obedient to their owners HIKE DESCRIPTION: For many of us, this is a BRISK, NOT LEISURELY, walk/jog for fitness of about 5…

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“Rock N Glow” Bowl at Homestead Bowl

June 10, 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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4.75 mile sunset urban hike on the Los Gatos Creek Trail

June 11, 5:45 pm - 7:45 pm
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Wednesday Conditioning Hike

June 12, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch (HARVEY BEAR @ SAN MARTIN AVE entrance), 1935 E. San Martin Avenue
San Martin, CA 95046 us
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Let's stay fit in the middle of the week! We'll hike the Willow Springs trail. Elevation Gain: 925 ft. Difficulty: Moderate. Length/Duration: 3.2 Miles / 2 Hours Meeting Location: Harvey Bear Ranch parking lot in between the car and horse trailer lots. The Harvey Bear Ranch park is only 2 miles east of Highway 101 in San Martin. Take the San Martin Ave. exit and proceed east on San Martin Ave. for 2 miles; watch for the entrance to the…

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Wednesday After Work Conditioning Hike

June 12, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch (HARVEY BEAR @ SAN MARTIN AVE entrance), 1935 E. San Martin Avenue
San Martin, CA 95046 us
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Let's stay fit in the middle of the week! We'll hike the Willow Springs/Harvey Bear trail loop. Elevation Gain: 925 ft. Difficulty: Moderate. Length/Duration: 5.9 Miles / 2 Hours Meeting Location: Harvey Bear Ranch parking lot in between the car and horse trailer lots. The Harvey Bear Ranch park is only 2 miles east of Highway 101 in San Martin. Take the San Martin Ave. exit and proceed east on San Martin Ave. for 2 miles; watch for the entrance…

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Midweek Pincushion Hike (SHORT/MODERATE)

June 12, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fort Washington/Bentleys Starbucks, 9423 N. Fort Washington #108
Fresno, CA 93730 us
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READ for LOCATION!! LOCATION: Parking lot in front of Starbucks of Fort Washington. HIKE DESCRIPTION: This is a short but strenuous hike of about 3-5 miles round trip depending on the exact route we take. This hike is good for trail runners, trail walkers and everyone in between who is prepared for several long heart-pounding inclines. DIFFICULTY: Moderate due to intensity and distance although we often break into multiple groups depending on how fast each of us want to walk.…

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Sierra Club Santa Cruz Group Executive Committee

June 12, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center Street
Santa Cruz, CA us
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Monthly meeting of the Santa Cruz Group executive committee. Public welcome. Agendas for meetings posted here at least a couple days before the meeting: https://ventana2.sierraclub.org/santacruz/events

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Power Walk Woodward Park (6:30 pm)

June 12, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Starbucks, 1380 Pear Ave
Mountain View, CA 940431360 United States
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READ for LOCATION!! LOCATION: Parking lot in front of Starbucks of Fort Washington. TOTAL MILES: 5.1 miles or so . . . DIFFICULTY: Moderate due to intensity and distance although we often break into multiple groups depending on how fast each of us want to walk. WHO CAN GO: Adult hikers of all abilities and well-mannered trail dogs obedient to their owners HIKE DESCRIPTION: For many of us, this is a BRISK, NOT LEISURELY, walk/jog for fitness of about 5…

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Sierra Club Santa Cruz Group Executive Committee

June 12, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Branciforte Small Schools, 840 North Branciforte Avenue
Santa Cruz, ca 95062 us
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Monthly meeting of the Santa Cruz Group executive committee. Public welcome. Agendas for meetings posted here at least a couple days before the meeting: https://www.sierraclub.org/ventana/santa-cruz/executive-committee-meetings-agendas-and-minutes

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Trivia night at New Jersey’s

June 12, 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
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June 2019 Mt Whitney trip

June 13, 12:00 am - 1:00 am
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Santa Lucia Preserve Exploration, CNPS

June 13, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
26700 Rancho San Carlos Rd, 26700 Rancho San Carlos Rd
Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923 us
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The Santa Lucia Conservancy invites you to experience the amazing plant community of the Santa Lucia Preserve. Join us for an easy shuttle hike of ± 3 miles to discover what truly makes the Preserve such a hotspot for biodiversity. With great rainfall this year, we hope that the Preserve puts on a floriferous show for us. Arrive at least 10 minutes early; we will have two sign-in sheets. Bring water and lunch. Led by Lynn Bomberger This is a…

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Mammoth Lakes – Sherwin Campground

June 13, 1:00 pm - June 17, 3:00 pm

Just a couple miles from Mammoth. Kids, those who act like kids, and well behaved pups welcome. If you bring your dog, there may be trails they cannot walk, but there are trails they can.Sherwin Campground is just now allowing reservations for summer camping. Better jump on it. They will fill up quickly. I reserved site 055. Each site allows 6 people and 2 cars. It allow allows campers. Senior get half price for campsites and they honor Inter-agency NP…

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4-mile run/walk to Lexington dam plus dinner at Andale (Los Gatos)

June 13, 5:45 pm - 7:45 pm
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5-mile sunset hike at Quicksilver, McAbee entrance

June 14, 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Silicon Valley Shakespeare (Willow Glen)

June 14, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Touch the selfie pole at Mission Peak (Hike #1 of 4)

June 15, 6:00 am - 8:45 am
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Touch the selfie pole again at Mission Peak (Hike #2 of 4)

June 15, 9:00 am - 11:45 am
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Touch the selfie pole yet again at Mission Peak (Hike #3 of 4)

June 15, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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WINE !!! Picchetti Ranch Winery OSP 4.8 mi Moderate Shaded Hike

June 15, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zinfandel Trail, 37.280864, -122.073585
Cupertino, CA us
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MEETING PLACE: PLEASE DO NOT PARK AT THE WINERY. PARK ON STEVENS CANYON RD, AND HIKE UP TO THE WINERY WITH US. We have agreed not to park at the limited winery parking as a condition of being allowed to visit with our large group. 10% DISCOUNT CODE: The discount code will only be provided to those people who park on Stevens Canyon Rd. I have negotiated a 10% discount on all purchases of bottles for anyone hiking with us…

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June sunset and full moon hike at Mission Peak (Hike #4 of 4)

June 15, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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20% Discount for Members at Local Outfitter

June 15, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

One of our members owns an Outfitter store located in Sacramento, CA and has offered to give Last Minute Backpackers meetup members 20% for in-store and online purchase. Go to the store at: http://bobcatsoutdoor.com When you get to checkout, enter the following code for your 20% savings: LMB There's also a sale going on right now for ropes and ice-climbing tools that are up to 40% off, so if you want any of those, it would be better than using…

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20 mile Double Black Mountain hike #Whitney

June 16, 6:45 am - 4:45 pm
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Power Walk Woodward Park (6:30 pm)

June 17, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Starbucks, 1380 Pear Ave
Mountain View, CA 940431360 United States
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READ for LOCATION!! LOCATION: Parking lot in front of Starbucks of Fort Washington. TOTAL MILES: 5.1 miles or so . . . DIFFICULTY: Moderate due to intensity and distance although we often break into multiple groups depending on how fast each of us want to walk. WHO CAN GO: Adult hikers of all abilities and well-mannered trail dogs obedient to their owners HIKE DESCRIPTION: For many of us, this is a BRISK, NOT LEISURELY, walk/jog for fitness of about 5…

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“Rock N Glow” Bowl at Homestead Bowl

June 17, 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Wednesday After Work Conditioning Hike

June 19, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch (HARVEY BEAR @ SAN MARTIN AVE entrance), 1935 E. San Martin Avenue
San Martin, CA 95046 us
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Let's stay fit in the middle of the week! We'll hike the Willow Springs/Harvey Bear trail loop. Elevation Gain: 925 ft. Difficulty: Moderate. Length/Duration: 5.9 Miles / 2 Hours Meeting Location: Harvey Bear Ranch parking lot in between the car and horse trailer lots. The Harvey Bear Ranch park is only 2 miles east of Highway 101 in San Martin. Take the San Martin Ave. exit and proceed east on San Martin Ave. for 2 miles; watch for the entrance…

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Midweek Pincushion Hike (SHORT/MODERATE)

June 19, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fort Washington/Bentleys Starbucks, 9423 N. Fort Washington #108
Fresno, CA 93730 us
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READ for LOCATION!! LOCATION: Parking lot in front of Starbucks of Fort Washington. HIKE DESCRIPTION: This is a short but strenuous hike of about 3-5 miles round trip depending on the exact route we take. This hike is good for trail runners, trail walkers and everyone in between who is prepared for several long heart-pounding inclines. DIFFICULTY: Moderate due to intensity and distance although we often break into multiple groups depending on how fast each of us want to walk.…

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Power Walk Woodward Park (6:30 pm)

June 19, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Starbucks, 1380 Pear Ave
Mountain View, CA 940431360 United States
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READ for LOCATION!! LOCATION: Parking lot in front of Starbucks of Fort Washington. TOTAL MILES: 5.1 miles or so . . . DIFFICULTY: Moderate due to intensity and distance although we often break into multiple groups depending on how fast each of us want to walk. WHO CAN GO: Adult hikers of all abilities and well-mannered trail dogs obedient to their owners HIKE DESCRIPTION: For many of us, this is a BRISK, NOT LEISURELY, walk/jog for fitness of about 5…

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June Ride with SJ Bike Party

June 21, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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13-mile Priest Rock/Limekiln Trail to Mt Sombroso

June 22, 6:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Coyote Hills Hike

June 22, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Quarry Staging Area, Coyote Hills Regional Park, 6601 Patterson Ranch Rd.
Fremont, CA us
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In the East Bay Regional Park District's. Coyote Hills Regional Park is comprised of 1,266 acres of marshland and rolling grassland covered hills, located along the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay, northwest of the cities of Fremont and Newark. This hike will allow you to explore the through the Marsh Enjoying the variety of water fowl and other creatures, then we will enjoy a nice climb to the peak and enjoy spectacular views of the bay and the peninsula.…

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Evening Soap Plant Flowers Quest, CNPS

June 22, 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Toro County Park, 501 Monterey Salinas Highway 68, Salinas, CA
Salinas, ca 93901 us
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This ±4.5 mile evening hike with ±800 feet elevation gain in Toro Park takes us through a forested valley along the Ollason trail, then up to oak dotted grasslands. If we are lucky, we will see soap plants blooming—they bloom in the late afternoon and evening. If not, we’ll have a nice late day walk in the woods. Bring water and dinner. Arrive early; we depart on time. Seniors 62 and older get into the park free with a photo…

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Binocular Stargazing at Coyote Valley Open Space

June 22, 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve, Address550 Palm Ave
Morgan Hill, CA us
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Binocular Stargazing is hosted by the Santa Clara County Open Space Authority with help from members of the San Jose Astronomical Association. Want to learn the night sky? Did you know that you don’t need to spend a ton of money on a telescope to do so? All you need is a decent pair of binoculars. Come out and attend the “Binocular Stargazing” event on Saturday June 22nd from 9:30 pm to 10:30 pm at Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve.…

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Volunteering at the Silicon Valley Tour de Cure Event

June 23, 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Power Walk Woodward Park (6:30 pm)

June 24, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Starbucks, 1380 Pear Ave
Mountain View, CA 940431360 United States
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READ for LOCATION!! LOCATION: Parking lot in front of Starbucks of Fort Washington. TOTAL MILES: 5.1 miles or so . . . DIFFICULTY: Moderate due to intensity and distance although we often break into multiple groups depending on how fast each of us want to walk. WHO CAN GO: Adult hikers of all abilities and well-mannered trail dogs obedient to their owners HIKE DESCRIPTION: For many of us, this is a BRISK, NOT LEISURELY, walk/jog for fitness of about 5…

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“Rock N Glow” Bowl at Homestead Bowl

June 24, 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Wednesday Conditioning Hike

June 26, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch (HARVEY BEAR @ SAN MARTIN AVE entrance), 1935 E. San Martin Avenue
San Martin, CA 95046 us
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Let's stay fit in the middle of the week! We'll hike the Willow Springs trail. Elevation Gain: 925 ft. Difficulty: Moderate. Length/Duration: 3.2 Miles / 2 Hours Meeting Location: Harvey Bear Ranch parking lot in between the car and horse trailer lots. The Harvey Bear Ranch park is only 2 miles east of Highway 101 in San Martin. Take the San Martin Ave. exit and proceed east on San Martin Ave. for 2 miles; watch for the entrance to the…

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Wednesday After Work Conditioning Hike

June 26, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch (HARVEY BEAR @ SAN MARTIN AVE entrance), 1935 E. San Martin Avenue
San Martin, CA 95046 us
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Let's stay fit in the middle of the week! We'll hike the Willow Springs/Harvey Bear trail loop. Elevation Gain: 925 ft. Difficulty: Moderate. Length/Duration: 5.9 Miles / 2 Hours Meeting Location: Harvey Bear Ranch parking lot in between the car and horse trailer lots. The Harvey Bear Ranch park is only 2 miles east of Highway 101 in San Martin. Take the San Martin Ave. exit and proceed east on San Martin Ave. for 2 miles; watch for the entrance…

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Midweek Pincushion Hike (SHORT/MODERATE)

June 26, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fort Washington/Bentleys Starbucks, 9423 N. Fort Washington #108
Fresno, CA 93730 us
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READ for LOCATION!! LOCATION: Parking lot in front of Starbucks of Fort Washington. HIKE DESCRIPTION: This is a short but strenuous hike of about 3-5 miles round trip depending on the exact route we take. This hike is good for trail runners, trail walkers and everyone in between who is prepared for several long heart-pounding inclines. DIFFICULTY: Moderate due to intensity and distance although we often break into multiple groups depending on how fast each of us want to walk.…

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Power Walk Woodward Park (6:30 pm)

June 26, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Starbucks, 1380 Pear Ave
Mountain View, CA 940431360 United States
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READ for LOCATION!! LOCATION: Parking lot in front of Starbucks of Fort Washington. TOTAL MILES: 5.1 miles or so . . . DIFFICULTY: Moderate due to intensity and distance although we often break into multiple groups depending on how fast each of us want to walk. WHO CAN GO: Adult hikers of all abilities and well-mannered trail dogs obedient to their owners HIKE DESCRIPTION: For many of us, this is a BRISK, NOT LEISURELY, walk/jog for fitness of about 5…

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Santana: Supernatural Now Tour at Shoreline Amphitheater (Mountain View)

June 26, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Conservation Committee Meeting

June 26, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Louden Nelson Community Center Room 2, 301 Center Street
Santa Cruz, CA us
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The Conservation Committee discusses and reviews conservation issues that are affecting Santa Cruz County, including conservation topics such as forestry, wildlife habitats, water, transportation, pollution, preservation of heritage trees, and more. This Committee provides recommended actions to the Executive Committee regarding how to address these issues, such as writing letters to officials stating the Sierra Club Group's position. Open to the public. Meeting agendas and notes posted here: https://www.sierraclub.org/ventana/santa-cruz/conservation-committee-meetings-agendas-and-minutes

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20-mile Rose Peak hike (Sunol) #Whitney

June 29, 6:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sunol RW: Little Yosemite 6.9 mi Moderate Hike

June 29, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunol Regional Wilderness, 1895 Geary Road
Sunol, CA 94539 us
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CARPOOL REQUEST COMMENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED DUE TO THE LARGE SIZE OF THE GROUP. Please read below how to carpool. Level: Moderate Total Distance: 6.9 mile, loop Hiking Time: 4 hours Elevation Change: 1338 feet. Parking fee: $5 per vehicle DOGS: Not permitted due to single track route. Shade: Don't forget your sunhat for your own personal shade. Shade does not matter if you have your sunhat. I never leave home without it. Facilities: Restrooms located off the parking lot.…

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July 2019

Power Walk Woodward Park (6:30 pm)

July 1, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Starbucks, 1380 Pear Ave
Mountain View, CA 940431360 United States
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READ for LOCATION!! LOCATION: Parking lot in front of Starbucks of Fort Washington. TOTAL MILES: 5.1 miles or so . . . DIFFICULTY: Moderate due to intensity and distance although we often break into multiple groups depending on how fast each of us want to walk. WHO CAN GO: Adult hikers of all abilities and well-mannered trail dogs obedient to their owners HIKE DESCRIPTION: For many of us, this is a BRISK, NOT LEISURELY, walk/jog for fitness of about 5…

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Midweek Pincushion Hike (SHORT/MODERATE)

July 3, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fort Washington/Bentleys Starbucks, 9423 N. Fort Washington #108
Fresno, CA 93730 us
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READ for LOCATION!! LOCATION: Parking lot in front of Starbucks of Fort Washington. HIKE DESCRIPTION: This is a short but strenuous hike of about 3-5 miles round trip depending on the exact route we take. This hike is good for trail runners, trail walkers and everyone in between who is prepared for several long heart-pounding inclines. DIFFICULTY: Moderate due to intensity and distance although we often break into multiple groups depending on how fast each of us want to walk.…

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