Heads Up Walkers

               

Dan Weller (Chairman)              H: 935-5510 C: 925-395-1732 

 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.

Note, all walks will be abiding to all of the external exercise rules from national, state, county, city and SIR organizations. 

2022 Walks

December 2022 Walks

12/1/2022: Clayton: Clayton Library. Meet at the library parking lot, 6125 Clayton Road. Cafe: Sweet Bakery. Leader: Dan Crowley. Difficulty: M

12/8/2022: Concord: Iron Horse, Willows Shopping Center. Willows Shopping Center, meet at the south corner near the new Lazy Dog Restaurant. Cafe: Panera Bread Cafe. Leader: Dan Kohlman. Difficulty: E

12/15/2022: Walnut Creek: Countrywood C.C. Canal. Meet at the flagpole near Safeway in the Countrywood Shopping Center, corner of Treat & Bancroft. Cafe: Noah’s New York Bagels. Leader: Dan Smith. Difficulty: E

12/22/2022: Lafayette: Lafayette / Moraga Trail. Olympic staging area. Meet at the eastern trailhead parking lot, north of Olympic Blvd. & west of Pleasant Hill Rd. Note, parking may be full. Try the smaller lot at the west end of Olympic or hang out in the larger lot and wait for someone to leave. Cafe: Noah’s New York Bagels. Leader: Dan Weller. Difficulty: M

12/29/2022: Alamo: Stone Valley Rd. Iron Horse. Exit I-680 on Stone Valley Rd. across Danville Blvd. Meet at the south end of the Alamo Plaza Parking lot north of Stone Valley Road. NOTE, the first few rows of parking are now reserved. BUT there is parking to the west of the reserved area and to the north of the area, across from the yogurt shop and Safeway. Cafe: Cherubini’s Coffee House. Leader: Dave Allen. Difficulty: E

1/5/2023: Orinda: Tilden Regional Park, Inspiration Point. Exit Hwy 24 at Orinda, north on Camino Pablo (~2 mi.), left on Wildcat Canyon Rd., (~2 mi.) to Inspiration Point parking lot on the right. WARNINGS: The Wildcat Canyon Road is a very steep, winding road. Also, the trail has a few long fairly steep hills. Cafe: Geppetto’s Cafe. Leader: Dave Light. Difficulty: H

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

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

ASSISTANT CHAIR:        Phil Trapp                925-963-1819  prtrapp@sbcglobal.net

Last changed 11/27/2022 by Dan

Walkers At Tilden Park

Group Photo at Tilden Park Inspiration Point – 2010

Is it still raining?

Is it still raining? Walking in the Rain

Enjoying a nice walk in the rain. December 2021