Hiking Club 8-1-2019

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Tony Lachowicz

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AUGUST 8: CLUB PICNIC AT SPRING LAKE

The Annual Hiking Club Picnic is on Thursday, August 8th at the Jackrabbit picnic area of Spring Lake Park. Starts at 11:30 a.m. Hike, cycle or drive over – not to be missed! Short, Intermediate and Long Hikes will also terminate at the event – see hike descriptions in this article. We must have a reservation for you so that we have plenty of food for all. No email or phone reservations accepted. Please fill out the form below and drop it and a check for $5 (members) or $8 (non-members) in the Hiking Club folder in the OVA office. Deadline to receive forms is Monday, August 5th. See website for more details. Questions? Contact marilynpahr@comcast.net or 678-488-8610.

AUGUST 8: LONG HIKE / ANNUAL PICNIC SPRING LAKE

Shell-Beach-Hikers-Photo-by-Keith-Sauer

This informal long hike will walk from the community gardens through various trails to Spring Lake and picnic grounds to join rest of the hikers for the annual picnic. We will hike about 6 or 7 miles depending on the heat and the group. Bring water, hiking poles but no lunch. We will leave Berger center at 8:30 a.m. Hike leader is Lynn Pelletier. yvelinepelletier@gmail.com

AUGUST 8: INTERMEDIATE AND SHORT HIKES / ANNUAL PICNIC SPRING LAKE

This four-mile hike will leave from Berger at 9:30 a.m. We will walk along Channel Drive to the Spring Lake Park entrance on Violetti Road and arrive at the Lower Jack Rabbit picnic area about 11 a.m. Those hiking to the picnic will need to arrange for return transportation or walk back. For information, call Donna McCulloch 539-5730 dmcculloch2986@gmail.com.

AUGUST 15: INTERMEDIATE HIKE / COASTAL TRAIL: GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE TO LAND’S END

Leisurely stroll from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Land’s End Visitor Center, where we will have lunch overlooking the ruins of the Sutro Baths. Fabulous views of the ocean, Marin Headlands, and the Golden Gate Bridge with many historical points of interest. Approximately 7 miles and 800 ft elevation gain. There are several lengthy staircases and a short beach walk. Leave Berger Center at 8:30 a.m. Bring water, lunch (OR you can buy sandwiches, salads, beverages etc. at the Visitor Center), hiking poles if you need them, windbreaker advisable. Hike leader Florentia Scott 707-591-1929, email hikingscott@yahoo.com.

AUGUST 15: LONG HIKE / HENRY’S KNOB, ANNADEL

We will drive to the top of Oak Mesa, and walk thru Wild Oak to Two Quarry. Connecting with Marsh and Ridge. Henry’s Knob has a marvelous almost 360-degree view. The hike is 9 miles and 1,500 feet elevation gain. Long sleeves and long pants are recommended, since there are some overgrown areas. Bring lunch, water, hiking poles. We will leave from the Berger Center at 8:30 a.m. Hike leader is Chuck Chenault 539-1093.

A REMINDER TO ALL HIKERS: If the hiking trail is more than 30 miles round trip from Oakmont, it is customary to compensate your driver at least $5.00 for gas.

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