In response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s order that all  California citizens stay at home unless they are essential employees, I have decided to cancel all the scheduled walks for the remainder of March.  It would be irresponsible to invite people to gather for a walk, even if they do practice “social distancing”.  We will update you about April walks as more information becomes available.

If you are a walk leader, please try to make sure the people who normally walk with you get this message-call them, text them or have a friend pass this news along.  Even better would be if you or someone can be at the walk start point to explain what is happening.  However, I don’t think it is appropriate to ask anyone to go out if they are uncomfortable doing so.

To all Walkabouters-try to get some exercise, but please do it in a safe and responsible manner.  I know this is an extremely unusual response for our walking group, but we are living in unusual times.

Any questions or comments please feel free to contact me.
Elaine Berger
President, Walkabout International  

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All Hikes before June 1 are canceled.

Your hike leaders will be contacted in late May and, provided that the state, county and local governments are allowing hiking and Walkabout guidelines can be followed we will resume our regular Email listings when leaders summit hikes.  We will be accepting hikes from established leaders that want to participate and lead hikes at any time prior to our usual 2 day publishing guideline. We will continue this until we understand what establishes the ‘new normal’.  

Thanks for your understanding.

Important Hike Information

WILDERNESS HIKE details and trailhead directions will be e-mailed a day or two before each hike. Bring lunch, 2-3 quarts of water, sun and rain protection, and lug-soled shoes.

“First timers” must call the leader. All participants must be well prepared for trail conditions, be able to keep pace with the group and will be accepted at the leader’s discretion.

Carpool Info: Park on the street in front of the Methodist Church, 2111 Camino del Rio South (west of Texas St.). Be prepared to drive yourself if there are no other carpoolers.

Check Wilderness Hikes as weather or unusual conditions may cause the hike to be moved or canceled. If you have any questions, please contact the relevant hike leader as noted.

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