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THE SIRs HIKING GROUP UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
Folks,
 
First off, many thanks to Bill Buhl  for all his efforts over the years organizing our monthly hiking outings. I will have big hiking boots to fill! As you can see, our 2019 schedule is now complete! 2020 will be announced in the new year so stay tuned. 
 
As far as our November hike was concerned, we had 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.  If you are not on the hiking roster contact me directly at the number listed below.
 
Check out our last hike listed below or our hike archive for some great photos of prior hiking adventures going back as far as 2013!
 
Bob Turner -(925) 858-5224
 
                     
SIRS HIKING SCHEDULE FOR 2019
 
Mar 8th
Danville/Alamo Paved Hike
(5 miles, easy)
 
March 29th
San Francisco Bay Trail
located by the Monarch Bay Golf Course
(6 miles, paved, easy but long)
 
April 12th
Briones to Mt. Diablo
(6.5 miles, challenging +1000' elevation gain)
 
April 26th
Del Valle (Squirrel Gulch) in Livermore
(4.4 miles, moderate - followed w/picnic Livermore winery)
 
May 22nd
Wildflower Walk - Mt. Diablo
(1.5  miles, easy - led by Phil Reed
followed by lunch at Rocco's)
PLUS
Hikers to continue with climb to summit
(2 miles - moderate)
 
May 24th
Sibley Preserve to Tilden Park
(6 miles, moderate)
 
June 14th
Mission Peak in Milpitas
(8 miles, challenging)
 
June 28th
Morgan Territory off Finley Road
(6 miles, moderate)
 
July 26th
Redwood Regional Park
(5 miles, moderate)
 
August 9th
Ring Tail Cat Trail to Ridge
(7.5 miles, challenging)
 
August 30th
Carquinez Straits Shoreline Park to the Bay Trail
(4.8 miles, moderate
with about 700 feet of elevation gain)
 
September 27th
Las Trampas Sulphur Springs
(5 miles, moderate)
 
October 25th
Brushy Peak in Livermore
(5 miles, moderate)
 
November 22nd
Sycamore Regional Park to Hap McGee Ranch
(5 miles, moderate)
 
 
 
OUR LAST HIKE!
 
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 has been joined by Bob Turner as a co-leader of the group in 2018 and has taken over as the activity chairman for 2020. 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.
 
If you would like to be on the mailing list or have your name deleted please contact Bob Turner via email