We will meet at the Nejedly Staging Area in the Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline park in Martinez by 9:00. It’s about a 40 minute drive from the Sycamore Park and Ride. Carpooling will form in the lot at 8 AM and leave for the Nejedly staging area at 8:05. Please let me know if you plan to carpool. The hike will begin a bit before 9 AM depending on traffic.
About our Activity 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.
If you would like to be on the mailing list or have your name deleted please contact Bob Turner or go directly to your Member Profile and select/de select Hiking. Bob's contact info is on our Member Directory.
Our Most Recent Hike
12 hikers ventured into Diablo Foothills Regional Park and Mount Diablo State Park. We went 6.8 miles with 900+/- vertical feet. This loop hike provided us views of the China Wall rock formation, the Peregrine Falcon nesting area and the very dry Little Yosemite Fall. We stopped at the location Save Mt Diablo hosts Moonlight on the Mountain. We imagined what it would be like to enjoy dinner and dancing in this lovely meadow alongside China Wall.
Hikers left to right: Chris, Sam, Ed, Kathy, David, Wayne, Robert, Mike, Maurice, Mike, Gary and Bob.