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Berkeley Hills evening hike with a secret waterfall

Alina@alina1

Corner of Euclid and Eunice - Berkeley, CA
1199 Euclid Ave

Tue, Apr 23, 2019 at 1:30 AM - 3:30 AM

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Grab your flashlight and join us for a beautiful hike through the Berkeley Hills. Here's hoping for a clear night and nice views to take our mind off the steep climbs. Hike - ~2hrs, ~3 miles, ~1,000 ft elev gain, on stairs, sidewalks, dirt and paved paths. We will check out a (not so) secret backyard waterfall and then follow some nice paths to Grizzly Peak Bl and down on the other side into the Park Hills neighborhood. We will loop back on other fun paths and should return about 8:30p, depending on the group. It will be dark by then. Please bring a flashlight as we'll be going down narrow staircases in the dark. This is (mostly) an urban hike - meaning that the route is on paths and sidewalks, through real neighborhoods. The paths in the hills are steep and have LOTS of stairs. There are several back-to-back steep staircases on this hike. If you hate taking the stairs when the escalator is out, this hike is not for you. That being said, we tend to go slower than most exercise meetup groups so we can enjoy the scenery and the conversation. So if you're a fast hiker, this hike may not be for you, either. There is no marked trail to follow. You can't just run ahead and meet us later... Like it or not, you're stuck with us :) [Side note: my Berkeley routes are posted here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Qj-dV66QvvF7Wpmhg0mvufR6ulg&usp=sharing. This hike follows the blue route.] Bring - lots of water (for you and your dog if (s)he's coming), headlamp/ flashlight/ flashlight app, snacks to fuel up along the way if you want, good hiking shoes, layers. Restrooms - there are no restrooms at the meeting point or anywhere else along our route. Sorry, plan accordingly. Dogs - you can bring dogs, but please keep Fido on leash at all times, not everyone in the group is comfortable around dogs. Plus this is an urban hike - I'd worry about the dog taking off into the street. Kids - you can always bring kids on my hikes. I trust that you read the event description and can tell whether this would be a fun experience for yours. Waitlist and Attendance Note - If you sign up to attend, you are counted on to show up. If plans change, please update your RSVP and give at least 24hr notice so others can take your spot. If you're on the waitlist, it's on you to pay attention to your meetup emails/ notifications so you know if you're bumped up. Chronic no-shows will be removed from the group. RSVPs close the night before because I don't want people from the waitlist to be automatically bumped up to 'going' when there is a last-minute cancellation. More often than not, the folks bumped up on short notice end up no-showing through no fault of their own. Please text/ pm me if there is a last-minute open spot and you want to come. Questions? - As always, my number is posted by the event location. Please pm/ text/ call ahead of time should you have any questions about our hike. Phone help is not available if you're late and the hike started already. We leave on time. MEETING SPOT AND PARKING We will meet at Euclid and Eunice Ave. Free street parking available in the neighborhood. Please be realistic about traffic and give yourself extra time to park and find the group. We leave on time.