This Week’s Walk Destination
“Walk ‘n’ Talk” from CreekView Center along Arroyo Mocho Trail to Santa Rita Road on Saturday, January 25
HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!
Originally we had planned to celebrate the event at the Pacific Pearl Shopping Center. However, they will not be featuring the dragon dance and other festivities until February 1 (next to 85C Bakery), so we are heading in another direction, thanks to Walk Stars (volunteer leaders) Le and Julie Herberth.
Meet them at 9:00 a.m. next to Creekview Health/Rehab Center (2900 Stoneridge Drive) to explore a trail our group has not been on before. Creekview is located next to Stoneridge Creek, on the north side of the road. There is a traffic signal at the entrance to Stoneridge Creek that permits U-turns for those arriving from the west (Pleasanton) side.
“Participants should enter Creekview, then turn left. Continue until they see the facility’s bus and the gated entrance to the trail,” advises Julie. “We should park in this area so as not to inconvenience visitors or staff.”
We will take the Arroyo Mocho Trail west to Santa Rita Road and back. Julie adds, “After the walk, we can drive to dine either at the 85C Bakery (sweets) in Pacific Pearl Center, or cross the freeway to Panera Bread (3662 Fallon Road) for more traditional breakfast fare…or visit both!!”
As always, we encourage you to wear comfortable shoes and to dress in layers for the changing temperatures. There are no public restroom facilities on this trail. Remember, we walk rain or shine…unless the rain is blowing sideways.
Walk Calendar –
January & February 2020
JANUARY 25 = Join us on a new walk, with Len & Julie Herberth, 9:00-10:00 a.m., followed by a visit to 85 Degree Bakery at Pacific Pearl Center, 2725 Stoneridge Drive #101, where we can celebrate Chinese New Year, and/or a no-host brunch at Panera.
FEBRUARY 1 = Kottinger Park, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
FEBRUARY 8 = Orloff Park, with Mr. Pedometer, 8:00 and/or 9:00 a.m.
FEBRUARY 15 = Land’s End (Apple Park Visitor Center – San Francisco) or local option TBA
FEBRUARY 22 = Marilyn Kane Trail, with Mr. Pedometer, 8:00 and/or 9:00 a.m.
FEBRUARY 29 = Koll Center, with Mr. Pedometer, 8:00 and/or 9:00 a.m. Optional no-host brunch afterward at the Stable Cafe, Fairgrounds Gate 12
We are planning monthly out-of-town walks for 2020. We also are seeking Walk Stars (volunteer leaders) to lead alternative local destination walks on these dates.
MARCH 21 = Leland Stanford Jr. University campus, Palo Alto
APRIL 18 = Apple Park Visitor Center
MAY = TBA
JUNE 27 = Sycamore Grove Trail, Livermore, with optional no-host brunch midway at Wente Grill
JULY 18 = TBA
AUGUST 22 = Iron Horse Trail, Danville
SEPTEMBER 12 = Lafayette Reservoir Trail
OCTOBER 10 = Lake Chabot Trail, Castro Valley
NOVEMBER 7 = Stairways of Berkeley
DECEMBER 12 = San Francisco Transit Center
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