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THE SIRs HIKING GROUP UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
Folks,
 
On Friday, September 27th, we were 12 hikers on the Los Trampas, Sulphur Trail hike where we coved 4 miles with an elevation gain of about 900 feet.  The weather was comfortable but our views of the valley were impeded by the fog.  We were led by our Big Sir Joe Santone who set a good pace and seemed fully recovered from his recent bout with sciatica.  We were joined by a new SIR Bill Cunningham who shared his extended hiking background giving us thoughts for our future hiking schedule.  The trails on the hike were quite steep in spots but everyone comfortably navigated the terrain.  The group gathered at Peets in Danville and discussed upcoming SIR activities among other topics. Scroll down to see a photo
 
The next outing is a moderate 4 mile hike on  Bushy Peak in Livermore scheduled for Friday October 25th...
 
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!
 

Bill Buhl -(925) 437-2398

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
Bushy Peak in Livermore
(5 miles, moderate)
 
November 15th
Sycamore Regional Park to Hap McGee Ranch
(5 miles, moderate)
 
 
 
OUR LAST HIKE!
 
September 27, 2019 - Las Trampas Sulphur Springs Trail
There were 12 hikers on the Los Trampas, Sulphur Trail hike where we coved 4 miles with an elevation gain of about 900 feet.  The weather was comfortable but our views of the valley were impeded by the fog.  We were led by our Big Sir Joe Santone who set a good pace and seemed fully recovered from his recent bout with sciatica.  We were joined by a new SIR Bill Cunningham who shared his extended hiking background giving us thoughts for our future hiking schedule.  The trails on the hike were quite steep in spots but everyone comfortably navigated the terrain.  The group gathered at Peets in Danville and discussed upcoming SIR activities among other topics.
The picture from left to right are Randy Wong, Carl Yoshizawa, Fred Ashouri. Jean Camy, Bill Cunningham, Wayne and Kathy Yamashita, Mike Thelen, Joe Santone, John Keenan, and Mo Lafayette.  Picture by Bill Buhl
 
 
 
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. 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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