Below is the list of our upcoming trips and events. Sometimes during the year there are only a few trips shown, but check back as new trips are added every few weeks.

Contact the leader directly if you would like to volunteer for a specific trip, and be sure to RSVP for events if requested, especially New Volunteer Orientations.

Past trips and events are shown in the second table.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Madison Park Academy Trip to Black Diamond Mines

Join the Outdoor Adventure Club from Madison Park Academy (high school) in Oakland as they kickoff their second season with ICO.  This trip will include a 90-minute tour of the underground mine shafts at Hazel Atlas Mines, followed by hiking in the East Diablo hills to a cemetary that is all that remains of the old mining town sites.  We are only likely to need one ICO volunteer this trip so be in touch early -- Michael Fischer, mjf1155@gmail.com.

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Day hike

1
Michael Fischer
Madison Park Academy
Saturday, October 28, 2017

Montalvin Elementary Day Hike in Tilden

Join the Montalvin Elementary School students in grades 3-5 as they head out to explore Tilden Park. We will begin the outing at the Nature Area, visiting the animals at Little Farm and checking out the Environmental Education Center before hitting the Wildcat Creek Trail for an outdoor adventure. The students love to be outdoors and have a wonderful guide in their teacher, Ms. Levine.

Type:
Location:
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Day hike
Tilden Regional Park
1
Cindy Townsend
Montalvin Manor Elementary School
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

ICO-LHS Hike to McLaren Park & Philosopher's Way!

ICO volunteers needed Wednesday 11/29, for a Hike to McLaren Park &
Philosopher's Way!!
Please join us for my weekly Sessions class at Leadership High School:
"Urban Hiking"!
We will walk to McLaren Park and hike through the Philosopher's Way!!!
We will walk 3.7 miles.
Then we will ride Muni back to LHS, the 29 Bus.
Meet at my room (110) at LHS-SF at Noon. Departure = 12 15... Return = 2 15.
This is SUPER FUN, and a great way to get to know SF better, get some
hiking in and work with local students!
Please be in touch!
_Patrick O

Type:
Location:
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Leader:
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Day hike
McLaren Park
1
Patrick Oliver
Leadership High School
Saturday, February 24, 2018

Kayaking @ Big Break w/ LHS-SF

Please join my AP Environmental students from Leadership High School, San Francisco, for an exciting a day of kayaking and Delta water education at the Big Break Regional Shoreline in Antioch.

We will meet at 7 30 am at Leadership High School, 350 Seneca Ave, SF CA 94112.

The program runs from 9 am to NOON.

There is NO PROTOCOL needed for LHS-SF, anyone with extra seat belts may join us!

Please be in touch!

_Patrick Oliver

ICO volunteers

 

confirmed:

Patrick & Meredith Oliver, Peggy Hall

Drivers: Patrick (4), Peggy (4), Jessica Huck (4), Trevor Wende (4), Anna Kowalczyk (4), Claire Peterson (4)

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Day hike
Big Break Regional Shoreline, Antioch CA
1
Patrick Oliver
Leadership High School

Previous Trips and Events

Saturday, October 21, 2017

LHS-SF Camping @ Redwood Regional, 9th grade Env Sci

Hi Folks!

Please join us for LHS-SF group Camping @ Redwood Regional, Saturday 10/21.

This will be for a total of up to 50 people, mostly my 9th grade Environmental Science students.

We will meet at LHS-SF, 305 Seneca Ave SF at 1 pm Saturday, returning to LHS-SF by Noon Sunday.

We are working on reserving a school bus.

This will be totally fun! Hike! Cook! Play mafia! 

NO PROTOCOL TO BE A VOLUNTEER!

Be in touch!

_Patrick O

 

Confirmed:

Patrick & Meredith Oliver, Lauren Coiner, Ali Littman, Trevor Wende, Karthik Kashinath

 

Possibles: Karthik Kashinath

 

 

Type:
Location:
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Leader:
Agency:
Car camping
Redwood Regional Park
1
Patrick Oliver
Leadership High School
Friday, October 20, 2017

Siena Youth Center Youth Leadership Weekend

Join in on some dynamic team & youth leadership activities on a weekend car camp with the Siena Youth Center Teen Leaders program. Rafael (the Agency leader) and I once again welcome some ICO volunteers.  Having a vehicle to drive (for gear or possibly passengers) is welcome; lacking such does not "rule you out". This will be the 3rd October initial overnight camping trip for SYC's HS aged tutors & youth leaders for this school year; we look to build on those highly successful outings!

Timeframe: meet in RWC approx 4 pm Friday Oct 20 -- return approx 3 pm on Sunday Oct 22.  Destination: Del Valle Regional Park, with a beautiful lake set in golden foothills in the East Bay!  Enthusuastic volunteers and asistant leaders (provisional leaders, too) are very welcome.  Please contact Michael Cadigan at   cadpack@comcast.net  if you are interested, or want more details/information. I will get back to you promptly!

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
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Car camping
Del Valle Regional Park
3
Michael Cadigan
Siena Youth Center of St. Francis Center
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
(tentative)

Brower Youth Awards, APES, Leadership High School SF!

Hi! Please join my 12th grade AP Environmental Science (APES) and 9th grade Environmental Science students from Leadership High School, San Francisco, for an amazing trip to the annual Brower Youth Awards in San Francisco at the Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness.

(http://www.broweryouthawards.org/)

If you've never been to the BYA, it's a really wonderful, fun and moving event. 

There is a reception with snacks and luminaries and an amazing awards program highlighting the best of environmental activism among young people in the previous year.

We'll be meeting at Balboa Park BART at 5:40, catching the 6 pm BART to Powell, and walking 1 mile to the Theater.

We'll be leaving at 9 pm or so and catching a 9:30 train home, arriving thereafter at Balboa Park SF.

This will be SUPER FUN!!!

 NO PROTOCOL TO BE A VOLUNTEER!

CHAPERONES SO FAR:

Patrick Oliver, Arik Anderson

 

 

 

Type:
Location:
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Day hike
Herbst Theater, SF
1
Patrick Oliver
Leadership High School
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Leadership High - Presidio/Rob Hill Campground

Please join us for our 1st annual Leadership High School AP Environmental Science camp-out and field studies!

We will be meeting Saturday morning at Leadership High School (350 Seneca Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112) where the Camping-at-the-Presidio program will pick us up with a charter bus!

We will head to the Rob Hill Campground in the Presidio in San Francisco for a day of team building games and hiking and Environmental Science research.
We will hike to Baker Beach... We will also feast and have a campfire, play mafia, and have a night hike as well!

Sunday morning we will lounge and pack up and head out! 

NO PROTOCOL is needed to participate with LHS! Anyone can join!

CHAPERONES SO FAR

Patrick Oliver, Meredith Oliver, Peggy Hall, Chris Tingley

ICO POSSIBLES:

Joey Knelman, Justin Sumner,

Type:
Location:
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Leader:
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Car camping
Rob Hill, Presidio, SF
2
Patrick Oliver
Leadership High School
Thursday, September 28, 2017

Tamiscal High School Sierra Backpacking

Classic semi-loop from South Lake to North Lake over Bishop, Muir, and Piute Passes and through Dusy Basin, LeConte Canyon, Evolution Valley, and Humphries Basin.

Type:
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Backpack
John Muir Wilderness
9
Chuck Ford
Tamiscal High School
Sunday, September 17, 2017

ICO City hike and lunch in SF

Our leadership team is looking forward to the start of the school year and getting organized for what we hope to be lots of trips this fall.
 
For something a little different we're planning an urban exploration hike in North Beach and Telegraph Hill.  Hidden stairways, architecture, stunning views, it's all there!
 
We'll meet near the Embarcadro BART at 10:45, do a 2 hour hike and return for lunch at 1:00. We encourage everyone to do the hike, but you can also just join for lunch.  Our leaders will preview planned outings, and we'll leave time for group discussion.
 
There are places to buy drinks and food in Justin Herman plaza, but probaly best to bring a lunch and avoid the crowds.
 
We will meet at 10:45 sharp at Sue Bierman Park on the little knoll just north of the Vaillancourt fountain.  Walk down Drumm street from BART.  
 
Cheers,
Jeff   510-508-7564
   
 
Type:
Location:
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Leader:
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Day hike
San Francisco
1
Jeffrey Adams
ICO Volunteers
Friday, September 15, 2017

Tamiscal High School Tennessee Valley Day Hike

Tennessee Valley parking lot to Coyote Ridge via Miwok Trail to Pirates Cove to Tennessee Beach and back to parking lot via Tennessee Valley Trail

Type:
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Day hike
Marin Headlands
1
Chuck Ford
Tamiscal High School
Friday, September 8, 2017

Tamiscal High School Pt. Reyes Day Hike

Pt Reyes Visitor Center to Mt Wittenberg to Kelham Beach via Sky and Coast Trails and back to Visitor Center via Bear Valley Trail.

Type:
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Day hike
Pt. Reyes national Seashore
1
Chuck Ford
Tamiscal High School
Saturday, August 26, 2017

Oyster Bay Day Hike with YEP

 

ICO and east Oakland's Youth Empowerment Program are teaming up for the second time to explore and enjoy our bayfront! We'll take public transportation to Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline in San Leandro where we'll walk along one of our area's most iconic and unifiying bodies of water, and enjoy a picnic lunch along it's shores. We'll be sure to learn how important the Bay is to the ecology of our area. Who knows, we may even stumble upon a curious display of public art!

 

 

Type:
Location:
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Leader:
Agency:
Day hike
Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline
1
Matthew Ward
Youth Empowerment Program (YEP)
Saturday, August 26, 2017

Camping with the Spanish Speaking Citizens Foundation

SSCF and I are planning a camping trip at Joaquin Miller Park in conjunction with Oakland's Park & Recreation Camp-out Day, Aug. 26.  Details to follow.

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Car camping
Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland
2
Linda Olvera
Spanish Speaking Citizens Foundation
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Tamiscal High School Muir Woods Day Hike

A loop from Muir Woods to the Mountain Theater and back.

Type:
Location:
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Leader:
Agency:
Day hike
Muir Woods National Monument
1
Chuck Ford
Tamiscal High School
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Beach outing with Peninsula Family Services - Leo Ryan

We will be taking the K-5th grade summer program kids on an outing to Linda Mar State Beach. We will explore the beach and tie this environment into their summer environmental science program.

Type:
Location:
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Leader:
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Day hike
Linda Mar State Beach
1
Linda DeYoung
Peninsula Family Service Club/Leo J. Ryan
Monday, July 17, 2017

East Oakland Boxing Association Day Hike

The East Oakland Boxing Association runs a summer program for youths aged 9-15 at Reach Academy, an Oakland Elementar school located at 98th Avenue and Bancroft.  This trip is one of four day hikes that we have planned--for July 10, July17, July 24, and July 25.  All four are posted on the ICO schedule, and all four need additional ICO support.  

This trip, tentatively to hike around Lafayette Rervoir, an EBMUD open space area near Lafayette.  The trail is scenic, with views of the lake and opportunities to view varied forms of wildlife.

We will depart from the EIOBA site at 9:00 am and return before 3:00 pm.   This is a great opportunity to do what ICO is all about--supporting a lively group of urban youths in experiencing the outdoors and nearby nature.

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Day hike
Sibley Regional Volcanic Preserve
1
Andrew Young
East Oakland Boxing Association
Monday, July 10, 2017

East Oakland Boxing Association Summer Program Day Hike

The East Oakland Boxing Association runs a summer program for youths aged 9-15 at Reach Academy, an Oakland Elementar school located at 98th Avenue and Bancroft.  We have planned a day outing on Monday, July 10, 2017, to a nearby East Bay Regional Park, Inspiration Point in Tilden, where we will hike to Wildcat Peak and eat a picnic lunch along the way.  The route offers sensational views of the greater Bay Area, and the 'doable' challenge of hiking to the top of a local peak.  We will depart from the Reach Academy site shortly after 9:00 am and return by 3:00 pm.  The trip needs at least four volunteers/drivers to transport up to 20 youth.  This is a great opportunity to do what ICO is all about--supporting a lively group of urban youths in experiencing the outdoors and nearby nature. 

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Day hike
Inspiration Point, Tilden Park
1
Andrew Young
East Oakland Boxing Association
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

SF ICO New Volunteer Orientation

Learn how to get involved with ICO by attending our next new volunteer orientation.  This orientation is required for all new volunteers.  More information: http://www.sfbayico.org/volunteer/info

Date:  Tuesday, June 27

Time:  6pm to 7pm

Location: Sierra Club headquarters.  Everglades room, 13th floor, 2101 Webster Street, Suite 1300, Oakland. Accessible by public transportation (19th Street BART is a few minutes away; visit 511.org).

RSVP for Orientation: https://goo.gl/forms/4FiQmTTtM3NEzQ3s1.  This will allow us to send you a reminder and any notifications in case something changes.

Questions?  Email volunteer@sfbayico.org 

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
New volunteer orientation
Sierra Club headquarters, Oakland
1
Rucker Alex
ICO Volunteers
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Maiden voyage with YEP & The Central American Refugee Committee of Oakland

ICO San Francisco and the Youth Empowerment Program (YEP), in collaboration with The Central American Refugee Committee of Oakland (CRECE), will take our first day hike together in Roberts Regional Recreation Area in Oakland. Roberts Regional Recreation Area is an 82-acre area and a popular place for family and group picknicking. It's known for its lush setting in a grove of fragrant second growth redood trees and is surrounded on three sides by Redwood Regional Park. 

We expect to have about 15 youth (perhaps joined by family members) that are elementary to middle school aged. The youth are mostly bi-lingual in English and Spanish and their parents are mostly fluent in Spanish only. CRECE has been working in the community since 1990 and has strong community ties, while YEP is a relatively new program that brings a fresh set of ideas and a youth empowerment model to the partnership. 

Since this is our first hike together, we plan to do a total of 2 miles with several stops to take in the views, play a game or two and have a picnic lunch. Adding more adventure to the day, we plan to board the 339 AC Transit bus from Fruitvale BART together and get dropped at the start of the trailhead. We'll hike one-way, all together connecting 3 trails, and end at the Chabot Space & Science Center where we'll catch the bus back to Fruitvale BART.

This group plans to start out with day hikes and hopefully progress to camping and maybe backpacking trips later on as our partnership develops. We're so excited to be able to offer these families a fun outdoor activity and show them how easy it is to access nearby green places on their own via public transportation. 

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Day hike
Roberts Recreational Area
1
Lisa Valdivia
Youth Empowerment Program (YEP)
Friday, June 9, 2017

Madison Park HS Adventure Club Del Valle Camping

We will leave Oakland on Friday afternoon, returning Sunday, June 9-11, for two nights of car-camping at the EBRPD Devl Valle campground.  The Madison Park Academy Adventure Club is a group of about 15 lively high school students who are eager to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities on the trip, including day hiking, campfires, and swimming.  Transportation to and from Del Valle will be by our own automobiles, so will will much prefer volunteers with cars. 

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Car camping
Del Valle Regional Park
3
Michael Fischer
Madison Park Academy
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Albany High/APES/Garin Regional Park Camping Trip

Join us for Car camping at Garin/Dry Creek Regional Park with students from my AP Environmental Science classes at Albany High School!

We will enjoy team building games, a campfire, hikes, water quality testing and a forestry lab'.

This will also include a night hike and a spirited game of Mafia.

These kids are college bound 11th & 12th graders. They're super fun!
You won't want to miss this one! 

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

ICO volunteers:

Matt Perkins, Matt Bomberg, Meredith Oliver, Laura Miller, myself (5)

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
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Car camping
Garin/Dry Creek Regional Park
2
Patrick Oliver
Albany High School
Saturday, May 6, 2017

Kayaking Big Break w/Albany High EDSET

18 Albany High School 11th grade EDSET program AP Environmental Science students will be joining Meredith and Patrick Oliver for a 3 hour kayaking adventure with East Bay Regional Park District staff at the Big Break Regional Shoreline. Students will learn basic flatwater kayaking skills as well as information about he hydrology and politics of the Delta.

MORE volunteers are possible, we have plenty more room on this trip!

Committed so far:

Patrick Oliver, Meredith Oliver, Amy Chastain, Rob Martin, Lauren Coiner...

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Day hike
Big Break Regional Shoreline
1
Patrick Oliver
Albany High School
Friday, May 5, 2017

Tamiscal High School Tomales Point Day Hike

An out and back hike from Pierce Point Ranch to Tomales Point. Sunny and cool with strong winds. This is the premier wildflower trail in Pt. Reyes, and this was a perfect time to go in a year like no other in memory.

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Day hike
Pt. Reyes National Seashore
1
Chuck Ford
Tamiscal High School
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Montalvin Elementary Mt. Diablo Day HIke

The Environmental Explorers from Montalvin Elementary enjoyed their first trip to Rock City on Mt. Diablo. They were joined by 10 ICO volunteers, two teachers and two parents as we hiked from the South Gate entrance up Summit Trail to Live Oak Campground for lunch. We hiked together up to Rock City after lunch and enjoyed scrambling on the rocks before hiking back down to the trailhead.

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Day hike
Mt. Diablo
1
Cindy Townsend
Montalvin Manor Elementary School
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Gear Sort and Fix

We'll be meeting at the gear storeroom in West Oakland at 4:00 pm for a couple of hours to repair, clean and sort our backpacking gear inventory.  My phone: 510-508-7564.  C'mon out!  Please email me if you can make it.

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Meeting
Chestnut St.
1
Jeffrey Adams
ICO Volunteers
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Angel Island with Madison Park Academy Adventure Club

Day trip to Angel Island via auto transport to Tiburon and ferry from there to Angel Island.  Hike trails, return the same day.

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Day hike
Angel Island State Park
1
Michael Fischer
Madison Park Academy
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Yosemite with Montalvin Manor Elementary School

This will be a 3-day trip to Yosemite with approximately 20 elementary school students and a fantastic teacher.  We will be driving down in rented vans-- drivers with insurance are needed-- and staying in tent cabins.  Looking for at least one male volunteer.  Per school district, volunteers are required to be fingerprinted and get a badge (more info: http://www.beamentor.org/now).  Tentative departure time: Sunday 7am, returning Tuesday evening.

 

******** We have sufficient volunteers at this point.  Thank you! *********

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Car camping
Yosemite
3
Rucker Alex
Montalvin Manor Elementary School
Friday, March 31, 2017

Spanish Speaking Citizens Foundation

Start at Dimond Park (near MacArthur & Fruitvale) and hike along Sausal Creek up to Joaquin Miller Park. Diamond park is not too far from location of their after-school program in the Fruitvale.

They will be very surprised to see how close they are to a beautiful hike, next to a beautiful creek (especially with recent rains). Once we reach Hwy 13, we will have option to hike further into Joaquin Miller/Redwood Park or go back. It will be good for them to learn where this beautiful trail is and how close it is to the Fruitvale.

Kids are high-school from Fremont and Oakland High Schools. Most speak Spanish but that has never been a barrier for our Certified  leaders and volunteers.

Kids very much want to practice their English.

It just all seems to work out!

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Day hike
Dimond Park/Sausal Creek
1
Linda Olvera
Spanish Speaking Citizens Foundation
Friday, March 24, 2017

Siena Youth Center Snow Weekend

"Siena Youth Center rocks again!"  March 24-26, teens and staff from the Siena Youth Center will travel to the Sierra Club's own, venerable Hutchinson Lodge at Soda Springs in the mountains.

A few hardy volunteers sought -- will need good snow clothing, a vehicle to drive, and the usual positive, adventurous spirit.  A warm sleeping bag as well, tho' we will be sleeping indoors.  Please contact Michael Cadigan   ( cadpack@comcast.net  )

"Change Makers", "Youth Initiative", "Bulldog Riders", "Outdoor Leadership" --- these are the names of some of the youth programs organized by the Siena Youth Center and with whom ICO has done previous hikes or overnights. This is an inspiring group with which to volunteer.

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Snow trip
Hutchinson Lodge, Soda Springs/ Clair Tappaan
2
Michael Cadigan
Siena Youth Center of St. Francis Center
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Donner Falls Hike with Madison Park Academy Outdoor Adventure Club

The Madison Park Academy Outdoor Adventure Club, a group of 10th and 11th graders from East Oakland, will hike to the hidden falls of Mt. Diablo.  We will climb above Donner Creek, with hopes of early spring wildflowers, and lunch at an overlook for the three falls.  

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Day hike
Mt. Diablo
1
Michael Fischer
Madison Park Academy
Friday, March 10, 2017

Tamiscal High School Mt. Diablo Day Hike

We started in Mitchell Canyon, stopped for lunch at Deer Flat, went to the summit of Eagle Peak, and looped down to the starting point. The Superintendent of the Tamalpais High School District accompanied us.

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Day hike
Mt. Diablo State Park
1
Chuck Ford
Tamiscal High School
Sunday, March 5, 2017

Tamiscal High School Snow Camping

We drove up and camped at the Meiss Lake Sno-Park on Carson Pass Friday night, but the weather forecast of heavy snow on Saturday persuaded us to get back in the vans and drive down to Hope Valley to avoid being unable to drive out on Sunday. There was plenty of snow down low anyway. The weather was actually pretty good all day Saturday, and we didn't have to put a tarp over the kitchen, allowing us to have a campfire. The storm hit at about 10:00 PM. The tents were completely buried in the morning. The kids who slept in a snow cave had to dig themselves out. It was an adventure for them. Getting back home was slow. Carson Pass, Luther Pass, and Highway 89 down to Markleeville were closed. We waited in Hope Valley an hour or so until Luther opened. Visibility was almost nil on Luther. Getting over Echo Summit was easier, but slow. Interstate 80 over Donner was closed, so Echo was getting traffic from Reno and the North Shore resorts.

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Snow trip
Carson Pass
3
Chuck Ford
Tamiscal High School
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

SF ICO New Volunteer Orientation

Learn how to get involved with ICO by attending our next new volunteer orientation.  This orientation is required for all new volunteers.  More information: http://www.sfbayico.org/volunteer/info

Date:  Wednesday, March 1

Time:  6pm to 7pm

Location: Sierra Club headquarters.  13th floor, 2101 Webster Street, Suite 1300, Oakland. Accessible by public transportation (19th Street BART is a few minutes away; visit 511.org).

RSVP for Orientation: https://goo.gl/forms/L9guzpza0krQNFYD3.  This will allow us to send you a reminder and any notifications in case something changes.

Questions?  Email volunteer@sfbayico.org 

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
New volunteer orientation
Sierra Club headquarters. Yosemite room, 13th floor, 2101 Webster Street, Suite 1300, Oakland
1
Rucker Alex
ICO Volunteers
Saturday, February 11, 2017

Tennessee Valley Warm-Up Hike with Madison Park Academy Adventure Club

Join us for a winter warm-up hike in the beautiful Marin Headlands.  Our current plan is to hike on the Tennessee Valley Trail to Tennessee Cove where we will stop for lunch and some fun time on the beach.  Time permitting, we may add a hike up to Coyote Ridge for dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean before returning home.  This is the Madison Park Academy Adventure Club's inaugural hike with 11th and 12th graders who are planning to do monthly hikes culminating in a backpacking trip this spring.  Help us help this great group of high school students build their adventure club and get to know a really great group.  We will definitely need some volunteer drivers.

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Day hike
Tennessee Valley Marin Headlands
1
Michael Fischer
Madison Park Academy
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Montalvin Elementary Redwood Regional Park

Thirty students in grades 3-5 enjoyed a wonderful day at Redwood Regional Park and learned what to do when the planned hike needs to be rerouted due to trail closure! We had seven ICO volunteers which allowed us to hike in small groups as we hit the trail to complete a loop (Stream -- Chown -- Ridge -- Orchard).

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Day hike
Redwood Park Oakland
1
Cindy Townsend
Montalvin Manor Elementary School
Saturday, December 10, 2016

Holiday Dinner Party

All ICO volunteers are heartily invited to our annual ICO pre-holiday dinner party.  This is one of the few opportunities throughout the year we have to get together in person, and it's a great way for new volunteers to meet veteran volunteers and leaders.

Jeff and Susan will be hosting at our home on Athol Ave in Oakland near Lake Merritt, and a very short Uber ride (or car pool)  from BART.

Dinner will be potluck and I will serving my traditional inner city sangria.  We will start at 6:00 so folks who have plans for later in the evening can stop by beforehand. 

We will also reprise our wacky white elephant gift exchange.  Bring a wrapped item in good condition that you no longer use.  Bring a gift to receive one; so be creative in selecting an item that someone might be able to use and more important,  get a laugh from.

Though it may be to imagine a festive mood at this point, we DO look forward to seeing everyone.  So SAVE THE DATE, and look for the Evite with more details.

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Meeting
Athol Ave, Oakland
1
Jeffrey Adams
ICO Volunteers
Saturday, December 10, 2016

New Volunteer Orientation

Learn how to get involved with ICO by attending our next new volunteer orientation.  This orientation is required for all new volunteers.  More information: http://www.sfbayico.org/volunteer/info

Date:  Saturday, December 10, 2016

Time:  5pm to 6pm

Location: Private home in Cleveland Heights neighborhood of Oakland, near Lake Merritt. 

RSVP for Orientation: https://goo.gl/forms/krLD3XKjS7qYCm8m2.  This will allow us to send you a reminder and any notifications in case something changes.

Exciting opportunity!  Following the orientation, in the same location, will be our annual SF ICO volunteer holiday party.  It's a potluck and white elephant gift exchange-- and a great way to meet other SF ICO volunteers and trip leaders.

Questions?  Email volunteer@sfbayico.org 

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
New volunteer orientation
Private home, Oakland
1
Rucker Alex
ICO Volunteers
Friday, December 9, 2016

Tamiscal High School Cataract Falls Trail Day Hike

Rainy day hike on the Cataract Falls Trail. Start at Alpine Lake; up the Cataract Falls Trail (spectacular in the rain!); then Laurel Dell Road to the High Marsh Trail to the Kent Trail; lunch at Alpine Lake on the Helen Markt Trail; and then back to the trailhead on the lower section of the Cataract Falls Trail. 

Type:
Location:
Number of days:
Leader:
Agency:
Day hike
Marin Municipal Water District Watershed
1
Chuck Ford
Tamiscal High School
Friday, November 11, 2016

East Oakland Boxing Association

Hiking Joaquin Miller Park & Roberts Park to concentrate on Redwood trees and creeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Joaquin Miller & Roberts Park
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Linda Olvera
East Oakland Boxing Association
Saturday, November 5, 2016

Montalvin Elementary Stinson Beach Day Hike

Twenty-eight students in grades three through five joined by three parents, a teacher, school volunteer and four ICO volunteers to hike down to Muir Beach. We stopped at a horse ranch before spending time enjoying a beautiful afternoon on the beach.

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Mt Tamalpais
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Cindy Townsend
Montalvin Manor Elementary School
Friday, November 4, 2016

Tamiscal High School

We will start on Dixon Ridge in Lagunitas, drop into Devil's Gulch in Samuel P. Taylor State Park, then hike to the summit of Barnabe Mountain, and then return to the vans on Dixon Ridge.

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Samuel P. Taylor State Park
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Chuck Ford
Tamiscal High School
Sunday, October 30, 2016

Day Hike & Mtn. Bike with Siena Youth Center

Seeking volunteers to help transport & then assist in guiding a very moderate day hike or (your choice!) a moderate mountain bike ride with the OLAC group of Siena Youth Center in Redwood City.  We will meet in RWC on Sunday afternoon (10/30)  and then head to a stellar Midpeninsula Open Space along Skyline Blvd. atop the Santa Cruz mountains near La Honda (San Mateo County). Some of the youth will hike; some will ride.

OLAC  (Outdoor Leadership & Community) are middle school-aged young folks who've been to Yosemite and other adventures. They hike, mountain bike, and learn while they go!

 

Interested?? Contact Michael Cadigan --  cadpack@comcast.net

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Russian Ridge Midpeninsula Open Space
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Michael Cadigan
Siena Youth Center of St. Francis Center