Dan Weller (Chairman) H: 935-5510 C: 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.
Currently all of our active walkers have full vaccines so we are walking without masks and no social distancing.
After June 1, new walkers must have signed and submitted the Branch 8 Vaccine and Waiver document.
August 2021 Walk Schedule
7/22/2021: 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 Light
7/29/2021: Clayton: Clayton Library. Meet at the library parking lot, 6125 Clayton Road. Cafe: Sweet Bakery. Leader: Dave Morse
8/5/2021: Willows Shopping Center, meet at the south corner near the new Lazy Dog Restaurant. Cafe: Panera Bread Cafe. Leader: Jan Persson
8/12/2021: Walnut Creek: YV canal Walnut Ave. Take Ygnacio Valley Rd. Turn South on Walnut Ave (do not turn on Walnut Boulevard). Go 0.4 miles past the second traffic light (Wiget) 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 – YVR. Leader: Jim Erickson
8/19/2021: Concord: C.C.C. Regional Trail, Via Montanas. Take Treat Blvd east. Go 3/4 mile past Oak Grove and turn left on San Miguel. Turn right on Via Montanas. Turn left into the Parking Lot just past the bridge over the canal. Cafe: Peet’s Coffee. Leader: Jim Kawal
8/26/2021: 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: Leo Dominguez
9/2/2021: Lafayette: Lafayette / Moraga Trail. Laf. Community Center. Meet at the Lafayette Community Center on St. Mary’s Road. Park in the athletic rink parking lot. Cafe: Noah’s New York Bagels. Leader: Naryan Chandrasekaran
ACTIVITY CHAIRMAN: Dan Weller 925-935-5510 firstname.lastname@example.org
ASSISTANT CHAIR: Dave Morse 925-938-3078 email@example.com
ASSISTANT CHAIR: Jim Kawal 925-228-8821 firstname.lastname@example.org
Last changed 7/21/2021 by Dan
Walkers In the Fog At the Martinez Shoreline
Group Photo at Tilden Park Inspiration Point – 2010