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2019 "Afterglow" Hike & Picnic

December 7, 2019

Where:  1314 Castle Rock Rd, Walnut Creek, CA
(it's down a driveway off the main road)

Date:  Saturday, December 7, 2019

Picnic Time: 1:30 p.m.
(or thereabouts)

Hikers:  11:00 a.m.
(or whenever)

We have an inclement weather back-up plan that will keep everyone dry and happy for our picnic in the event of rain. 

We will return to the Castle Rock Regional Recreational Area (Walnut Creek, at the foot of Mt. Diablo).  There are several alternative hikes through a variety of creekside trails or over easy ridges.  As always, this is an unofficial, unsponsored event among the Friends of V-O Cal.  It’s totally “bring your own” (food, water, all hiking gear, beverages, frisbees, lariats, guitars, whatever).  If you have some wearable V-O Cal swag (hats, shirts, bandanas), please wear it while we celebrate our work together in seasons past.   There is no requirement that you worked in 2019.  Come to think of it, there are no requirements at all!  Just come, join us and have fun. 

This event is totally free form.  Come for a hike or just the picnic.  Bring family and friends!  A group will gather at 11:00 to start on hikes. The attached map shows shows some of the multiple choices.  There is a nice 6.8 mile hike, but also shorter (or longer) hikes depending on your ambition.  The point is to have fun with friends, and the options are endless. 

Please email any questions to

See you there!