OLLI Hikers Fri Feb 5, 10:00am - Laurel Heights 6 mile walk
Date: February 5 with rain date of February 12
Starting Time: 10.00 a.m.
Ending time: 1 p.m. approximately
Starting place: Starbucks, 3595 California Street in Laurel Heights
Ending Place: Clement Street and 32nd Avenue near the Legion of Honor in Outer Richmond
Length of walk: 6 miles (with option of two mile extension after lunch)
Elevation change: 650 feet
This lovely but somewhat strenuous walk will begin at the Starbucks in Laurel Heights. (Since there will be no opportunities to buy beverages during the walk, those who want to should buy their drinks there. There will only be one restroom break during this walk, after about 1.5 hours). We will proceed from Starbucks into the Presidio and walk to Lobos Creek. From there we will follow a pretty trail to China Beach and Sea Cliff and along a coastal path that will take us to the Legion of Honor. We will go through Lincoln Park and end the walk at Clement and 32nd Avenue, where there are some nice lunch options. The number 38 bus on Geary or the number 1 bus which goes down California Street can transport walkers once the hike is over. For those who want to, after lunch we can explore the interesting little shops walking east on Clement and ending up back at Laurel Heights. This will add about another two miles to the walk bringing it to approximately 8 miles in total.
As usual, please come prepared for all kinds of weather, bring water and, given the amount of rain that we are having, good walking shoes and poles are advised.