Bark in the Park and Groove in the Grove, and of course Beer!

Stern GroveMeeting Location: Skyline Boulevard and John Muir Drive at the inbound #57 bus stop. This is an A-B (means we don’t come back to the beginning of the hike we end in the outer Sunset).
Date: Saturday January 23
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 John Muir Drive and Skyline Boulevard. The 57 bus that drops you  there (there is a bit of parking too but we will not be returning to this place). Hold on to your hat. Fort Funston features 200 foot high sandy bluffs on San Francisco’s southwest coast where the winds blow reliably wildly. No surprise it is one of the premier hang-gliding spots in the country. A network of trails make it ideal for hiking. Dog owners will be happy to know they can take leashes off here. From there we will walk toward Pine Lake Park and Stern Grove (a 33-acre recreational site in the Sunset District). Love the Eucalyptus forest here! We will then head over to the Sunset Reservior Brewing Company on 25th Avenue and Noriega.

Recommended Clothing: Dress in layers cause you never know, you know!
Recommended Food: None. Maybe small snack.
Cancellation Condition: If it rains sideways but even so we would just look for rainbows.
Dogs Allowed: Only at Fort Funston if you want to join us for the beginning

Let’s Search For Holiday Spirit on a WALK ACROSS THE CITY toward Hot Cocoa with Peppermint Schnapps

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Meeting Location: 9th Avenue/Lincoln on the Golden Gate Park side of the street (across from Pacific Catch). This is an A-B.
Date: Saturday December 19
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 9th Avenue/Lincoln on the Golden Gate Park side of the street (across from Pacific Catch). We will then proceed to walk across the city in search of the hollerday spirit and splendor (there are hotels that have lifesized gingerbread houses!) and end near Union Square we will find a cozy place to sip on Hot Cocoa with Peppermint Schnapps. mmmmmm it will be a lovely start to your holiday cause you know next week you will be sitting around eating too much!

Recommended Clothing: Dress warm…holiday sparkle always welcome…
Recommended Food: None. Maybe small snack.
Cancellation Condition: If it rains sideways but even so we would just look for rainbows.
Dogs Allowed: No

Land’s End, a Labyrinth, several Lookouts, a Lake, and Libations!

lands-end-and-moreMeeting Location: Lands End Lookout Visitors Center on Point Lobos Ave. There is a parking lot and we will meet in front of the Vistors Center. This is an A-B (which means we will NOT RETURN to the start point.

Date: Saturday October 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 begin at the Land’s End Visitors Center. We will then check out Sutro Baths, the newly rebuilt Labrynith, overlook some impressive cliffs, walk on the USS memorial, ooh and aaah at Eagle Point’s lookout and then head to Baker Beach. We will then find Mountain Lake Trail in the Presidio. After than we will visit the Marine Cemetery Vista and Mountain Lake. We will exit at the Arguello Gate and head for Libations at the Buckshot Bar and Gameroom!!

THIS IS AN A TO B which means we aren’t returning to the place we started so think about that in terms of transportation.

Recommended Clothing: I ordered sun as always but…well it is October so it could be glorious or well… 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

End-to-end of Golden Gate Park finishing at a Bonfire on the Beach (it’s all about balance and buffalo and beer and bonfire)

Meeting Location: Golden Gate Park entrance Haight/Stanyan
Date: Saturday, September 26
Time: 3:00PM – 6:00PM
Miles: 6
Hike Description:

We will meet at the Golden Gate Park entrance Haight/Stanyan (right across the street from Whole Foods). Hike through the park exploring Lily Pond, Dahlias!!! Stow Lake, Strawberry Hill, the top of the deYoung observatory, before proceeding to Middle Lake and BUFFALO til finally we will end at the Windmills of the Great Highway and the ocean. (You can take the N-Judah back to starting point). This is a one-way hike, however, join us for a Bonfire at the Beach. There is a Safeway near by to grab a snack and then we can bring the food and drinks back to the beach for a BONFIRE ON THE BEACH! (If it is a spare the air day we will go to the Beach Chalet Brewery for our after…

Recommended Clothing: As you know we will experience every microclimate possible…it’s the Golden Gate Park afterall! and September! It might be chilly when the sun goes down.

Recommended Food: We won’t stop for food until the end of the hike.

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

Dogs Allowed: No

Hike It Up: Turns 4 so let’s visit 4 Peaks followed by pints at Beercade!

Meeting Location: Parnassus/Willard Street (Bus Stop) This is an A-B.
Date: Saturday, August 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 4-year anniversary…

We begin in Cole Valley on the corner of Parnassus and Willard Street.

Hike into Mt Sutro Forest (Peak #1 and find the fairy gates) cross Claredon Avenue to Twin Peaks Reservoir and Mt Sutro Tower toward top of Twin Peaks Summit (usually very windy but an amazing view of the entire city). We will hike both peaks of the Twins (Peak #2 & #3). We will then go down the long and winding road and visit Tank Hill Park (Peak #4). As a bonus we will check out Corona Heights Park (Peak #5 shhh) and then go to Beercade on Market Street to celebrate our awesomeness 4-ness!

This is an A-B think about that in terms of transporation.

Recommended Clothing: Wear layers you never know you know…

Recommended Food: None. Maybe small snack.

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

Dogs Allowed: No