Heads Up Walkers

Dan Weller

Dan Weller              (Chairman)               H: 935-5510  C: 395-1732
Dave Morse             (Assistant Chairman)     938-3078
Jim Kawal               (Assistant Chairman)      228-8821 

 THE WALKING PROGRAM AT BRANCH 8

Our group is called the “Heads Up Walkers”. We walk just about every week and encourage significant others and guests of our group to join us. We are not into mountain climbing nor do we go over dangerous or slippery trails. One hour walks start on Thursday Mornings at 9:30 AM.  Most of the one-hour walks are on the relatively level paved ground and are “out and back” which means you walk for 30 minutes at your own pace, then turn around and walk 30 minutes back to the starting point. We leave the trail by 10:30 AM and go to a nearby cafe for coffee, snacks, and interesting conversation.  Spouses, friends, and well-mannered dogs are welcome.

Group Photo at Tilden Park Inspiration Point

Walking in the Fog at the Martinez Shore Trail

Ray Tenzer is moving to San Diego after 18 years in the Heads Up Walkers activity.

 

2019 Walkers Schedule

2019 Walk Leaders

Walker Members Portraits

August 2019 Walks

One-hour walks start at 9:30 AM and usually are on flat surfaces. Most walks are “out and back” which means you walk for 30 minutes at your own pace, then turn around and walk 30 minutes back to the starting point.  At 10:30 AM, we leave the trail for coffee, refreshments and spirited conversation.  Spouses, guests and dogs welcome.

7/25/2019: Lafayette: Lafayette Reservoir. Entrance on Mt. Diablo Blvd., about 1 mile west of Happy Valley Rd. Meet at the EAST (far left) end of metered parking lot. Bring 8 quarters or use a VISA or Master Card. Cafe: Noah’s New York Bagels. Leader: Dan Weller

8/1/2019: Martinez: Martinez Regional Shoreline. Exit i-680 N. At last offramp to Martinez. Turn left on Marina Vista. Turn right on Ferry St. And cross the RR tracks. Meet at the first parking lot on the left. Cafe: Starbucks Martinez . Leader: Dave Allen

8/8/2019: Lafayette: Lafayette / Moraga Trail. Laf. Community Center. Meet at the Lafayette Community Center on St. Mary’s Road. Parking is near the sport court. Cafe: Noah’s New York Bagels. Leader: Dave Morse

8/15/2019: Walnut Creek: Arbolado Park, Ygnacio Canal. Take Ygnacio Valley Rd. to Oak Grove Rd. Then south past W.C. library to Arbolado Dr., left to Arbolado Park, meet at the upper parking lot near the soccer field and rest room. Cafe: Whole Foods. Leader: Dan Weller

8/22/2019: Concord: Hester Park. Meet at Hester Park, corner of Hookston & Bancroft, street parking on Hampton or Hookston, adjacent to the park. Cafe: Noah’s New York Bagels. Leader: Jim Erickson

8/29/2019: Walnut Creek: YV canal Walnut Ave. Take Ygnacio Valley Rd. Turn South on Walnut Ave (do not turn on Walnut Boulevard). Go a short distance and turn left on Naranja Drive. Park there and walk back to Walnut Ave. The trail starts a few feet from Naranja. Cafe: Whole Foods. Leader: Jim Kawal

9/5/2019: Lafayette: Lafayette / Moraga Trail. School St. Staging Area. Take Mt. Diablo Blvd. to Moraga Road. Turn left on School Street. The trail head is just past the middle school. Cafe: Noah’s New York Bagels. Leader: John Brooks

ACTIVITY CHAIRMAN:     Dan Weller              925-935-5510  dweller@astound.net

ASSISTANT CHAIR:         Dave Morse            925-938-3078  dmorse88@yahoo.com

ASSISTANT CHAIR:         Jim Kawal               925-228-8821  jjtravelnet@gmail.com

 

Updated 7/22/2019  by Dan Weller

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