Welcome to the Solo Sierrans
Sierra Club, founded 1892

Most of our activities are listed here. The monthly newsletter of the Solo Sierrans contains a complete listing. If you have questions, or are interested in newsletter or membership information, please contact Dolores Gruenewald by phone (510-351-6247) or .

Walks are given ratings such as 1A. The number describes the length of the walk, and the letter the elevation gain, as follows:

Length Elevation Gain
1: Up to 6 miles A: Up to 1000 feet
2: 6 to 10 miles B: 1000 to 2000 feet
3: 10 to 15 miles C: 2000 to 3000 feet

For privacy reasons, personal home and email addresses are omitted from these listings. They can be found in the monthly newsletter.


Weekly Activities

Tuesday 4:00pm Lake Chabot Reservoir 1A Hike

Meet at boat house. Directions: From I-580 in San Leandro, take Fairmont Drive up hill and down to park entrance. Park free on street, $5 in lot, or annual pass from East Bay Regional Park District. Optional dinner after the hike. Leader: Dolores Gruenewald 510-351-6247.

Wednesday 4:00pm Lafayette Reservoir

Enjoy the lovely weather while walking around the beautiful reservoir. We have both faster and slower walkers, or you can walk at your own pace. Meet at the west end of the parking area near the picnic tables and permanent bathrooms (to your right at the top of the entrance road). Five quarters are suggested (1 hour, 15 minutes). Optional no host dinner follows. Directions: Exit Hwy. 24 at Acalanes/Mt. Diablo Blvd. in Lafayette. Follow Mt. Diablo Blvd. east approx. ¾ mile. Turn right into the park and follow road up to the parking area. Info: Lee Cowden 925-934-6357.


July 2014

July 6, Sun. 5:00 pm Bayshore Walk in El Cerrito

Meet for an hour walk, on paved trail, wheelchair accessible, at Pt. Isabel. Bring binoculars for possible shore birds sightings. Optional Chinese early dinner at Pacific East Mall. Directions: turn off Hwy 80 at Central/El Cerrito exit. Go west over next overpass. At stop sign, Rydin Rd., turn right to end of street. Meet at small parking lot. Leader: Vera Lis 510-234-8949.

July 8, Tues. 4:00 pm and 5:30 pm - Lake Chabot Reservoir 1A Hike & BBQ Picnic

Join the Lake Chabot group for a BBQ and potluck picnic. Hike will begin as usual at 4pm. For those attending the picnic only, arrive by 5:30. Bring a dish and beverage to share and your own meat for the grill. Also please bring your own serving and eating utensils. Meet at the first picnic area on the left as you enter from the parking lot. For directions, see weekly activities. For picnic information, call Elyse Dukatz 510-530-6402.

July 10, Thu. 6:30 pm Board Meeting at Ed’s

Guests are welcome. Phone first, 510-658-7514.

July 12, Sat. 5:00 pm 1A Sunset Walk, Martinez Regional Shoreline

Enjoy a leisurely stroll along scenic shoreline and marina. Back by 6:30 pm. Optional stop later for dinner, sociability, and possible sightings of the busy beaver family in downtown Martinez. Directions: Take Hwy 80 or 24/680 to Hwy 4, Martinez, Alhambra Ave offramp. Turn N on Alhambra, toward downtown; R on Escobar, L on Ferry; meet in front of former Amtrak Station near Ferry St. railroad intersection. For info call leader Janess Hanson 925-458-0860. Co- listed with Delta Group.

July 20, Sun. 5:00 pm Point Pinole Regional Park

Meet for an hour walk on paved trail, wheelchair accessible, through the eucalyptus groves, breathing the fresh breezes from San Pablo Bay. Directions: from Hwy 80 east, exit Richmond Parkway, turn left over overpass, stay on RP for several miles. Exit at Giant Hwy. go north. Cross railroad tracks 1/4 mile. Leader: Vera Lis 510-234-8949.

July 26, Sat. 4:00 pm Mailing party, walk, and potluck at Elyse’s home

We will go for a walk nearby and return for mailing and supper. Please bring food and beverage to share. Elyse Dukatz, 510-530-6402.


August 2014

August 3-7 Car Camp at Calaveras Big Trees State Park

Four nights Sun thru Wed, leaving on Thurs. Near Murphys –- last night in town for dinner. To reserve, mail a $50 check made out to Solo Sierrans to Dave Sutton. Please include your address, email and home and cell phone numbers. Refunds only if canceling 3 or more weeks prior. Any questions: 925/686-0158.


September 2014

September 11-15 Car Camp at Salt Point State Park

Four nights Thu thru Sun, leaving on Mon. Near Fort Ross. To reserve, mail a $50 check made out to Solo Sierrans to Dave Sutton. Please include your address, email and home and cell phone numbers. Refunds only if canceling 3 or more weeks prior. Any questions: 925/686-0158.