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SIR 128 Hikers
Mark and I scouted the planned Jan 31 hike today. It will not be passable until the ground dries after the rains end. It was frankly scary slippery. SO....
We will meet at 9 AM at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley parking lot and enjoy perambulating on predominately paved paths. As a special treat we will take a self guided tour of the Alamo Cemetery. 
It's our first hike of the year rated as easy. This is a flatish hike about 3.8 miles long. We will be walking the Iron Horse Trail, sidewalks and a few streets. Do remember to bring water.
See you Friday at 9 AM. The museum address is 205 Railroad Ave, Danville, CA 94526
Please RSVP
Bob Turner 
Jan 31
San Ramon to Alamo Stroll
Feb 21
Dublin Hills Regional Park
Mar 27
Coyote Hills
Apr 24
Castle Rock
May 29
Five Canyons
Jun 12
Mt. Diablo
Jun 26
Tilden from Trains
Jul 17
Skyline Trail San Mateo
Aug 28
Crockett Hills
Sep 25
Anthony Chabot
Oct 9
Del Valle
Oct 30
Walnut Creek Open Space
Nov 20
Las Trampas
November 22, 2019 - Sycamore Regional Park to Hap McGee Ranch
There was a record turnout for the final SIR hike of the year.  31 hikers met at the Sycamore Valley Regional Park for a 4.6 mile hike with about 800 feet of elevation.  They were treated to nice weather and great views.  This was followed by a brunch at the Buhl’s.  Bob Turner will be taking over hiking responsibilities in 2020 and Bill predicts some very interesting hikes with Bob providing historical insights and comments on the flora and fauna on the trails.  If you are not on the hiking roster contact Bob Turner.
Check Out Our Hikes Archive

About Our Group:  The SIRs hiking group began in 2004 with SIR Bill Buhl as the leader for the first 3 years.  SIR Bob Slyker took over in 2007 and did an outstanding job of putting together an interesting hiking schedule.  SIR Bill Buhl resumed the leadership when Bob moved out the area.  Bill was joined by Bob Turner as a co-leader of the group in 2018. Bob has assumed leadership of the group with Bill's 'retirement' in 2020. Joining Bob in leading hikes is Mark Schlitt.
It has been the tradition to have hikes once a month on the last Friday of the month.  An effort is made to make the hikes moderately challenging and to include interesting flora and fauna, rock formations and gorgeous views.  The hikes are predominately local but the group has traveled as far as Half Moon Bay and Angel Island for an interesting hikes.  On occasion Ann Branston has led tours of San Francisco Nob Hill area and what we call the  Berkley Architectural scene.  Other leaders of hikes include SIR Phil Reed who is a docent on Mt Diablo conducted a memorable hike to observe the Tarantulas on mountain and SIR Jerald Cerri led the hike on Angel Island in 2012.  All SIRs, spouses and friends are welcome to participate.  Information on the hikes is posted on our web page and in the Rooster each month.  This info includes a brief summary of the hike the date & time and the meeting place (which has nearly always been at the Danville Park and Ride which is located at Sycamore Valley and IS 680).  The contact person is listed in the Rooster for the individual hikes.
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