Saturday, May 29, 2010

East Bay Hills Through-Hike

This September, the third annual "5 Day Thru Hike" offers the opportunity to hike and camp over 35 miles through East Bay parks. Organized by the Bay Area Ridge Trail, the event will guide hikers through a series of parks, starting in Fernandez Ranch in Martinez and ending at Lake Chabot. In between they'll hike through Sobrante Ridge, Kennedy Grove, Wildcat, Sibley, Huckleberry, and Redwood.

Campsites (you provide your tent and sleeping bag), gear shuttling, and meals are included in the $50 a day fee (with a discount if you sign up for all 5 days). This is a bargain for the rare chance to camp at Joaquin Miller and Tilden parks while having someone cook your food, carry your stuff, set-up and take down camp, all for a good cause. Read more here.

I hope other management agencies will consider similar fundraising events. Imagine a 5 day camp and hike trek through the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District lands, Point Reyes, Henry Coe....

2 comments:

John W. Wall said...

This is outstanding! I'm not sure I'll be able to do it, but it sounds great. A local version of the Alpine Huts in Yosemite.

TrailMaster said...

Thats great, but why does it have to be $50 bucks a day? Maybe Ill just bring my own food, and tag along for free.