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

 

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View to View: Highest Point Mt Davidson to Prettiest Stairs at Golden Gate Heights to Social Brewery

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Meeting Location: Maraloma/Marne Drive
Date: Saturday November 11
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 begin at Bus Stop (43) on Miraloma Dr & Marne Ave. Following meeting we will 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! Following that, we will meander through West Portal toward the Mosaic Stairs at Moraga/15th Avenue. At the top of this gorgeous stairway is Golden Gate Heights. This is one of the most spectacular views of the city. We will end in the Inner Sunset at Social Brewery cause BEER!

Recommended Clothing:

Recommended Food:

Bring water.

Cancellation Condition:

Dogs Allowed:

No

There’s a Whole Lotta Walking Going On: Lands End to Golden Gate Bridge to Final Final

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Meeting Location: Lands End Visitor Center
Date: Saturday September 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 in front of the Lands End Visitors Center. We will then follow Land’s End Trail to Camino del Mar. We’ll check out some awesome houses along the cliff. Turning onto Lincoln Boulevard, we’ll walk along the cliffs with hints of that beautiful bridge. There is a new observation area and we can view Battery Godfrey and Battery Boutelle. We will cross under the freeway and see THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE. Those who are tired can catch a bus back to the starting point. Those that want to continue we will walk to Crissy Field past the Palace of Fine Arts and end up at The Final Final for food and beverages!

This is an A to B.

This is a long hike. This will be fun.

Recommended Clothing:

Wear layers the beach area can be cold.

Recommended Food:

Hydrate people.

Cancellation Condition:

Dogs Allowed:

No

Balboa Park to BareBottle Brewery with a side of whimsy

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Meeting Location: Balboa Park Bart Station outside on Geneva
Date: Saturday August 26
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 Balboa Park Bart entrance on Geneva Avenue. From there we will trek over to the Cayuga Playground. One of the park’s most interesting features is the story of its retired and longtime gardener and local legend of sorts, Demetrio Braceros, who transformed Cayuga Park’s naturalistic surroundings into works of art. His unique themed gardens and whimsical woodcarvings were featured on the PBS television series ‘California’s Golden Parks’ and in the San Francisco Chronicle. We will then walk through the Excelsior to John McClaren Park. Established in 1927, the park is named for John McLaren, the ‘grandfather of Golden Gate Park.’ It’s an immense Natural Area of scenic meadows, grassland and wetland habitat. More than 7 miles of walking trails meander through its 312 acres, replete with native plants and wildlife. That will make us super duper thirsty so we will end at BareBottle Brewery on Cortland.

Hike It Up Returns! for Peaks and Pints

Glen ParkMeeting Location: corner of Parnassus and Willard Street (bus stop)
Date: Sunday July 9
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 begin in Cole Valley on the corner of Parnassus and Willard Street. We will then 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). We will hike BOTH peaks cause we can. Then we will head downhill 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 amazing views. After exploring the park we will be quite parched and in need of a cold pint at the Glen Park Station. This is a point A to point B so plan accordingly for transportation as we will NOT be returning to Cole Valley where we began but there is a Bart at the end.

Recommended Clothing:

You never know what is going to happen on top of Twin Peaks. Wear layers.

Recommended Food:

Bring water.

Cancellation Condition:

Have you met us? We aren’t afraid of rains…

Dogs Allowed:

No

HIKE IT UP!: 5-Year Anniversary

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Meeting Location: corner of Parnassus and Willard Street (bus stop)

Date: Sunday July 31

Time: 1:00PM – 4:00PM

Miles: 6

Contact Phone: 805-895-9139 only TEXT if necessary you do not need to RSVP

Hike Description:

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY FABULOUS HIKING FRIENDS. We are going back to our original hike…

We begin in Cole Valley on the corner of Parnassus and Willard Street. We will then 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). We will hike BOTH peaks cause we can. Then we will head downhill to Tank Hill Park. After that, we will walk through the Haight and then the panhandle to the BarrelHead Brewery. They are going to open up the top balcony for us! We will celebrate 5 years of hiking it up!!

Recommended Clothing: I ordered sun as always but…well it is San Francisco in JULY… wear layers.

Recommended Food: None. Maybe small snack.

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

Dogs Allowed: No

A Summit then Something to Sip on!

IMG_4102Meeting Location: Daly City Bart (meet on the John Daly Blvd side of the station)

Date: Sunday June 5

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 John Daly Boulevard entrance of the Daly City BART station. THIS IS AN A-B so we are not ending where we start..think about that in terms of public transit. The beverages we will be near Balboa Park Bart.

Located just south of San Francisco, San Bruno Mountain is a great destination for urban dwellers looking for nature close to home. San Bruno Mountain is a favorite spot for wildflower viewing in the Spring and a year-round hiking option. Starting at Daly City BART, this hike takes a neighborhood route to the park, climbs to the mountain’s summit and back down again via a loop trail, we will then head to Broken Record on Geneva for a beer and tater tots!!! or you can end at Balboa Park BART but then you are missing beer and tater tots!

Recommended Clothing: I ordered sun as always but…well it is San Francisco.. wear layers.

Recommended Food: None. Maybe small snack.

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

Dogs Allowed: No