The 11th Annual BPWA Summer Path-a-thon

Posted on May 23, 2014

Three walks, three leaders, three levels; one party afterward!

Date: Sunday, July 20, departures at 9:45 a.m., 10:15 a.m. or 10:45 a.m . Note the staggered departure times will bring everyone back by noon for a bring-your-own picnic. We will provide carrot cake and lemonade.

Due to popular demand, we will have our BPWA tee shirts, hats, posters, maps and books available for sale before and after the hikes. Checks and cash only, please.

Meeting Place: Each walk will start in the park in front of John Muir School, 2955 Claremont Avenue near Ashby.

Transit: AC Transit #51B

Contact: walks@berkeleypaths.org.

Claremont Hills Power Walk

Leader: Sandy Friedland
Time: 9:45 a.m.

You’ll get your heart rate up on this five-mile route that includes some of the steep steps and ramps and hilly streets above the Claremont Hotel. During this two-hour walk, we’ll pass both historic houses and the “fire-proof chic” ones that were built after the 1991 firestorm. We’ll be on pavement until the last segment, when we will take some of the newly improved paths in Garber Park. No dogs, please.

Terrain: Difficult
Pace: Moderately Fast

Claremont Path Safari

Leader: Lynn Deregowski
Time: 10:15 a.m.

Join us on this all-ages, family-friendly expedition. We will stalk the whimsical animal art that roams the urban savannah. Kids spotting more than 25 animals will get a special treat. Adults who do the same will receive a smile and a pat on the back. Well-behaved dogs on leashes, regardless of how many animals they find, will be rewarded with biscuits. Please note: We will be taking several older paths with stairs, so strollers may not be appropriate. Expect this hike to last 1 ½ hours.

Terrain: Medium
Pace: Moderate

Monkey Park, A “Manet” Mural, and More

Leader: Elsa Tranter
Time: 10:45 a.m.

This one-hour hike will be the shortest of the three walks and will last one hour. We will explore the stately neighborhood between Claremont and College Avenues, with its beautiful architecture and creative yard art. Expect some stairs and moderately steep inclines. Well-behaved dogs on leashes will be welcomed.

Terrain: Easy
Pace: Leisurely