In a celebration not only of community volunteers but also global climate action, this walk will span 4 towns and involve 4 different community groups. We will start at the Rockridge BART Station where we join Paul Rosenbloom and Oakland Urban Paths on a tour of some of North Oakland’s paths. We will then hook up with Jen English and Colleen Neff in the area of Ashby and Domingo for the Berkeley leg of the trip, led by the Berkeley Path Wanderers. We’ll have lunch near the UC campus and say goodbye to anyone who wishes to make their way to the the downtown Berkeley BART station. We’ll then head to Kensington where Lorraine Osmundson of the Kensington Improvement Club will lead us over some of Kensington’s paths. We’ll then head north to El Cerrito to be intercepted by Joseph Nichols of the newly formed El Cerrito Trail Trekkers, who will cover some of the paths currently being restored by that organization. From there, we will make our way down to the El Cerrito BART station. No dogs, please.
Contact: Keith Skinner 510 520 3876
Meeting Place: Rockridge BART Station
Leader: Multiple Leaders
More Info: Berkeley Path Wanderers website
Berkeley Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St.
Our keynote speaker will be Karin Tuxen-Bettman, from Google. She will discuss using Google Earth & Google Maps to plan, track, and map your path hikes and wanderings, including viewing historical imagery of the area, finding the elevation profile of your walk, and uploading your photos and GPS paths to Google Earth. Our honorary host will be Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates, who gave up his car two years ago in favor of walking and riding the bus. A short business meeting, including the election of officers and slides of our recent path building efforts will precede the program, which is free and open to the public. We will also vote on adopting amendments to the existing Association bylaws. For more information visit the Berkeley Path Wanderers website.
Ron will lead you through a neighborhood of former (and present) grand estates, and historic homes of famous and infamous East Bay residents. No dogs please. Leader: Ron Sipherd. Meeting Place: Corner of Claremont and The Uplands. Transit: AC #7 bus (get off at Woolsey stop and walk NE on Claremont to the Uplands). Contact: Colleen Neff, (510-882-4295), www.berkeleypaths.org
Discover nature, history, and great views in the upper Codornices Creek watershed on this annual sunset walk that ends with refreshments. Co-sponsored by Friends of Five Creeks, this walk has steps and uneven trails so wear appropriate shoes and bring walking sticks, if you use them. Well-behaved dogs on leashes permitted. Leader: Susan Schwartz, President, Friends of Five Creeks – 510 848 9358, email@example.com . Meeting Place: Upper parking lot of Glendale-LaLoma Park on Glendale near Campus (limited parking so allow time to find street parking). Transit: AC buses #65. www.berkeleypaths.org
An energetic, fast-paced spring walk along the trails of Clark Kerr campus, through sorority row, up to the stadium, onto the paths above it, and back. Well-behaved dogs on leashes permitted. Leader: Colleen Neff. Meeting Place: Clark Kerr Campus at the sign by the entrance on Warring St. at Parker. Transit: AC #51 bus (get off at College and Parker, walk 3 blocks east). Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org , 510-520-3876, www.berkeleypaths.org