Heads Up Walkers

            Heads-Up Walkers     

 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. 

We have about 25 venues, so we have a different venue every Thursday. 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 rules from national, state, county, city and SIR organizations. 

SIR Dan Weller

CHAIRMAN: Dan Weller – 925-939-5510 – dweller@astound.net
ASSISTANT CHAIR: Dave Morse – 925-938-3078 – dmorse88@yahoo.com
ASSISTANT CHAIR: Phil Trapp – 925-963-1819 – prtrapp@sbcglobal.net

2024 Walkers Calendar Ver 2

June 2024 Walks

5/30/2024: Lafayette: Lafayette Reservoir. WARNING!! THIS IS OUR MOST DIFFICULT WALK WITH MANY FAIRLY STEEP HILLS. PLEASE SKIP THIS WALK IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS DOING OUR FLAT WALKS. 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: Peet’s Coffee. Leader: Jim Sowell. Difficulty: H

6/6/2024: 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: Manuel Dominguez. Difficulty: E

6/13/2024: Walnut Creek: C.C. Canal Heather Farm. Meet at the Heather Farm parking lot at the far North end of San Carlos Dr. Cafe: Sweet Affair Bakery. Leader: Phil Trapp. Difficulty: E

6/20/2024: Concord: Newhall Community Park. Meet at parking lot on Turtle Creek Rd. off Ayers Rd. Some elevation changes to the Viet Nam Memorial. Cafe: Whole Foods – Oak Grove / Ygnacio Valley Road. Leader: Rich Burke. Difficulty: M

6/27/2024: Martinez: Martinez Regional Shoreline. On I-680 N, take Exit 56, the 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: Rich Rosin. Difficulty: E

7/4/2024 – Holiday – No Walk

7/11/2024: Lafayette: Lafayette / Moraga Trail. Laf. Community Center. Meet at the Lafayette Community Center at 500 St. Mary’s Road. Parking is near the sport arena. Cafe: Peet’s Coffee. Leader: Dan Smith. Difficulty: M

Last updated on5/23/2024 by Dan W

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