EB CAMFT Hiking Group - Hike and/or Picnic at Kennedy Grove

  • October 04, 2014
  • 9:30 AM
  • Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area, 6531 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante.

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EB CAMFT Hiking Group - Kennedy Grove

HIKE AND/OR PICNIC

Date: Saturday October 4th, 2014

*Note: This date has been changed*

We are pleased to announce we are offering a double dose of self-care for October. In addition to the hiking we are also hosting a picnic in the park. The meet up time for the hike will be 9:30am and the hike will begin at 9:45am. The picnic will begin at 11:00.

EB CAMFT will be providing snacks and beverages. We will also be providing coals to BBQ on the grill with. Please bring whatever lunch items you wish to eat. Family members, significant others, and non-EB CAMFT therapists (who don’t know how awesome we are) are welcome.

Feel free to join us for the hike, the picnic, or both.

Please Register for the picnic in advance so we know how many people to expect.

Board Member-at-Large Craig Toonder is coordinating this event. Please email us at ebcamft@gmail.comwith any questions and register here.

For day of hike issues or problems, please call Craig Toonder, MFT at 510-499-7137

 

Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation, El Sobrante

Trail Options:

Short Hike: Laurel Loop Trail, Kennedy Creek Trail, Upper Sea Foam Trail, Lower Sea Foam Trail, Laurel Loop Trail.

Estimated distance 2.15 miles.

Long Hike: Laurel Loop Trail, Kennedy Creek Trail, Black Oak Trail, Black Oak Loop Trail, Black Oak Trail, Upper Sea Foam Trail, Lower Sea Foam Trail, Laurel Loop Trail.

Estimated distance 3.51 miles.

http://www.ebparks.org/parks/kennedy

Trailhead Directions:
Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area, 6531 San Pablo Dam Road, El Sobrante.

From HWY 24 take the Orinda Exit and turn north on Camino Pablo, which becomes San Pablo Dam Road. Kennedy Grove is at the far end of San Pablo Reservoir about 7.5 miles after exiting HWY 24. The entrance is on your right about one mile after the entrance to the San Pablo Marina/Recreation Area.

From northbound I-80, take the San Pablo Dam Road exit and turn right. Proceed through El Sobrante on San Pablo Dam Road to the park entrance, about 0.25 mile south of the intersection with Castro Ranch Road.

From southbound I-80, take the San Pablo Dam Road exit and turn left. Proceed through El Sobrante on San Pablo Dam Road to the park entrance, about 0.25 mile south of the intersection with Castro Ranch Road.

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Hike Procedures and Protocol

1. No personal radios, firearms, or children under the age of 16 are permitted on a hike.
2. Pets will be determined based on specific park regulations. Please do not bring pets who are not well mannered around other animals.
3. All hikers shall sign the daily hike sign-up sheet provided by the Hike Leader. The sign-up sheet includes a Waiver of Liability.
4. The Hike Leader has the authority to question and refuse participation to any hiker who appears to be unprepared for the hike.
5. When the group arrives at the trailhead, the Hike Leader will ask the group to "circle-up" and count off to ensure that the Hike Leader has an accurate count of the hikers.
6. At the end of the hike, drivers will ensure all of their passengers are accounted for before leaving.
7. The Hike Leader will be the last to leave the trailhead to check that all cars are operable.
8. Hikers who have cell phones are encouraged to bring them along on the hike.

Hiking Safety

1. Participation in the activities of the hiking club can be potentially dangerous.
2. Assess your risks and take full responsibility for your safety. Sign EB-CAMFT Waiver of Liability.
3. Foster safe hiking practices, promote hiking safety, and alert either the Hike Leaders of any unsafe hiking practices.
4. Do not attempt a hike that you suspect is beyond your endurance or level of physical capability.
5. Say something immediately if, during a hike, you experience a physical problem!
6. Do not leave a hiker alone for any reason. Always leave another hiker behind with a hiker who cannot complete a hike.
7. Stay with the group! Do not stray from the group or take off on your own. Do not leave the hike until the completion of the hike.

Environmental Stewardship and Impact
1. Respect the environment. Stay on designated trails.
2. Don't cut switchbacks, take shortcuts, or create new trails.
3. Tread lightly and leave no trace by packing out litter. Leave an area in as good as or better condition than you found it.
4. Leave all natural things and features as you found them for others to experience.
5. Don't contaminate any stream or water pool with trash or human waste, including urine. Relieve yourself at least 100 feet from a water source.


Sharing the Trail

1. Keep to the right of the trail. Save the left for passing. Always announce your intentions when passing.
2. Always yield to equestrians and pack animals.
3. Downhill hikers and joggers always yield to uphill hikers and joggers. All users (hikers, joggers, and bicyclists) must yield to saddle stock. Bicyclists must yield to hikers (but don't bet your life on it!).
4. When in a group do not block the trail. Allow room for other users.
5. Be considerate of fellow hikers and other trail users.

 

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