Hike it UP: Peaks, Parks and Pints

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Meeting Location: Parnanuss and Willard Street in Cole Valley
Date: Sunday July 29
Time: 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Miles: 6
Contact Phone: 805-895-9139 only TEXT if necessary you do not need to RSVP

Hike Description:

IT’S OUR 7-YEAR ANNIVERSARY COME CELEBRATE

We begin in Cole Valley on the corner of Parnassus and Willard Street. (There is a bus stop on this corner for the 43 and 6) or it is close to the N train as well.

Hike into Mt Sutro Forest (find the fairy gates) cross Claredon Avenue to Twin Peaks Reservoir toward top of Twin Peaks Summit (usually very windy but an amazing view of the entire city) YES we will go up BOTH PEAKS then head downhill to Tank Hill Park. Following that we will head over to Golden Gate Park because I heard the Dahlias are in full bloom! We will then be quite parched and in need of a beer or two at Social Brewery!!

This is an A to B so we will NOT go back to the beginning of the hike but we end super close to the beginning.

Recommended Clothing:

As you know we will experience every microclimate possible…

Recommended Food:

Bring water.

Cancellation Condition:

If it rains sideways but even so we would just look for rainbows.

Dogs Allowed:

No

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Hike it UP: Embarcadero to getting crooked to the Fillmore Jazz Festival

Fillmore Jazz Festival

Meeting Location: Gotts Restaurant
Date: Saturday June 30
Time: 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Miles: 6
Contact Phone: 805-895-9139 only TEXT if necessary you do not need to RSVP

Hike Description:

We will meet outside in front of Gott’s Restaurant at the Ferry Building.

We will then proceed along the Embarcadero to the Filbert Steps, the stairs are impressive for their length, their wonderful views of San Francisco, the well tended gardens on either side, and the beautiful art deco buildings along the way. One of the most spectacular buildings features three-story high reliefs of San Francisco.

Nearby are the equally amazing Greenwich Street Stairs too! Afterwards, we will check out the murals at Coit Tower.

From there we will walk to Russian Hill a quaint, upscale residential community known for the famously crooked Lombard Street, a major tourist destination. The iconic San Francisco cable cars crest the neighborhood’s hills, which provide views of a number of city landmarks including the Golden Gate and Bay bridges.

From there we will stroll across the city taking in the breathtaking views along Broadway. This is a fabulous amount of up. It is also a lot of city streets walking. We will end up at the Fillmore Jazz Festival. They have beer gardens there. Oh and Jazz. Kim Nalley is there from 4-6pm.

This is an A to B so we will NOT go back to Embarcadero.

Recommended Clothing:

As you know we will experience every microclimate possible…

Recommended Food:

Bring water.

Cancellation Condition:

If it rains sideways but even so we would just look for rainbows.

Dogs Allowed:

No

 

Hike it UP!: Cinco de 5-Mile-OH

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Meeting Location: Glen Park Bart Station
Date: Saturday May 5
Time: 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Miles: 5
Contact Phone: 805-895-9139 only TEXT if necessary you do not need to RSVP

Hike Description:

We will meet outside the Glen Park BART station entrance. From there we will walk towards Glen Canyon Park. It is a city park that occupies about 70 acres along a deep canyon adjacent to the Glen Park, Diamond Heights, and Miraloma Park neighborhoods. It has a nice uphill climb. After exploring the park we will walk down Portola Drive to explore Mount Davidson, at 927 feet, it’s the highest point in San Francisco. This 40 acre park has expansive views so let’s hope for some sunshine! We will then make our way to Ocean Avenue to the Ocean Avenue Ale House. The owner Myles assured me they will be celebrating Cinco de 5-Mile-OH!!

This is an A to B so we will NOT go back to Glen Park Bart but the Balboa Park Bart is very close to the Ale House.

Recommended Clothing:

As you know we will experience every microclimate possible…

Recommended Food:

Bring water.

Cancellation Condition:

If it rains sideways but even so we would just look for rainbows.

Dogs Allowed: No

Hidden Gems: 3 Unexpected City Parks with Gorgeous Views of the City and Beer

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Meeting Location: Carl/Cole in front of Kezar Grill
Date: Saturday March 24
Time: 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Miles: 6
Contact Phone: 805-895-9139 only TEXT if necessary you do not need to RSVP

Hike Description:

We will meet in Cole Valley at Carl/Cole in front of Kezar Bar & Grill. We will then walk to Mt. Olympus (it’s an odd little park but you get to climb up some cool stairs), criss cross back to Corona Heights Park (WOW this gem it has incredible views and feels like you are in the mountains right in the middle of the city) then of course we need a little more up in the Buena Vista Park (this park rocks and has a multitude of stairs for the extra butt workout). We will then meander through the panhandle and end up at Barrel Head Brewhouse. Mmmmmmm Beer! This is my easiest hike I promise 😉

This is an A to B so we will NOT go back to Cole Valley but there is public transit available from the Brewery.

Recommended Clothing:

As you know we will experience every microclimate possible…

Recommended Food:

Bring water its a long walk.

Cancellation Condition:

If it rains sideways but even so we would just look for rainbows.

Dogs Allowed: No

Hike It Up: Because FUN and SUN are already in the name Ft. FUNston to Stern Grove to SUNset Reservoir Brewery

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Meeting Location: Daly City Bart
Date: Sunday Febraury 25
Time: 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Miles: 6
Contact Phone: 805-895-9139 only TEXT if necessary you do not need to RSVP

Hike Description:

We will meet at Daly City Cart and walk by Lake Merced to Fort FUNston. Although with the ocean visible at all times you’ll never be lost, there’s plenty of unpredictability in these dunes. A wrong turn off the main trail might bring you to a dense thicket of willow, with a 5 foot tall passage worn under the branches. This dark secret tunnel delivers you, blinking, back into the bright sunlight of the dunes. It’s an Alice in Wonderland kind of experience. Following our adventure in the dunes we will cross the Zoo and then dip our toes into Stern Grove’s Pine Lake (figuratively not literally) and because you know we haven’t walked quite enough we will then walk through the SUNset district to SUNset Reservior Brewery. So parched!

This is an A to B so we will NOT go back to Daly City Bart but there is public transit available from the Brewery.

Recommended Clothing:

As you know we will experience every microclimate possible…

Recommended Food:

Bring water its a long walk.

Cancellation Condition:

If it rains sideways but even so we would just look for rainbows.

Dogs Allowed: No

Hike It UP: A Summit on San Bruno Mountain to Suds at Broken Record

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Meeting Location: Daly City Bart
Date: Saturday January 27
Time: 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Miles: 6
Contact Phone: 805-895-9139 only TEXT if necessary you do not need to RSVP

Hike Description:

We will meet at the the Daly City Bart station. From there we will walk through Crocker-Amazon into San Bruno Mountain State Park. We will hike the Summit Loop Trail (ooooh look at THAT pretty view!!) We will then descend back into Crocker-Amazon to sip on some tasty suds at Broken Record.

This is an A to B so we will NOT go back to Daly City Bart but Balboa Park Bart is super duper close to Broken Record.

Recommended Clothing:

As you know we will experience every microclimate possible…

Recommended Food:

Bring water its a long walk.

Cancellation Condition:

If it rains sideways but even so we would just look for rainbows.

Dogs Allowed: No

Holiday Cheer with a Park and Beer

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Meeting Location: Golden Gate Park Entrance at Haight/Stanyan
Date: Saturday December 16
Time: 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Miles: 6
Contact Phone: 805-895-9139 only TEXT if necessary you do not need to RSVP

Hike Description:

We will meet at the Golden Gate Park entrance Haight/Stanyan. Hike through the park exploring the Conservatory of Flowers, then, let’s go up to the top of the deYoung tower and take in an overview of the city, stroll around Stow Lake and Strawberry Hill, before proceeding to Middle Lake and don’t forget the Bison and the Windmills and finally we will end at Great Highway ocean. (You can take the N-Judah back to starting point). This is a one-way hike, however, join us for a holiday beer at Beach Chalet Brewery! Of course if you wanna wear your hollerdaze finery you know I will be HAPPY!!

Recommended Clothing:

As you know we will experience every microclimate possible…it’s the Golden Gate Park afterall!

Recommended Food:

Bring water its a long walk.

Cancellation Condition: If it rains sideways but even so we would just look for rainbows.

Dogs Allowed: No