All this rain makes for excellent going-outside conditions. There is the risk that it'll be raining next Saturday, but let's try. Let's see what we can do.
We're going to meet at Morgan Territory on Saturday, March 12 at 10am. We'll meet in the parking lot and wait about 15 minutes till we head out. A map will be on our silver Prius' windshield if you come later. Directions are below. It's a bit of a drive, but through absolutely beautiful country. And it's so worth it once you get there.
There are three loops and therefore three options depending on your leg length, stamina, interest, and time:
1) The short loop is about 1 mile long. There are lots of places to pull off the trail and play and explore. It's not stroller-friendly but it's an easy walk for little legs.
2) The long loop is about 2 miles long. We'll go off-road to see Olivia's Owl Tree and Angelina's Granary tree.
3) The longer loop is about 4 miles long. And it could easily be extended if people want to go out farther. It's an out-and-back kind of deal so it's easy to go farther or less far.
I'll provide a hand-drawn map that shows how to do each. I spend a lot of time looking maps, but I'm not a cartographer. (Insert legal disclaimer language here).
Saturday March 12 at 10am at Morgan Territory. There's no official end time - you can leave whenever you want. I'm guessing that me and my family will leave about 1pm.
Bring with you:
Water and food, weather-appropriate clothes which are hard to predict a week before hand, a change of clothes are always good, something to carry food and water in, and some curiosity is essential.
Here's the Google Map link. Take 580 East to Livermore. From I-580 in Livermore, exit onto N. Livermore Ave. and turn north. Shortly after N. Livermore curves left (west), turn right onto Morgan Territory Road and follow it for about 5.5 miles to the staging area.
You don't need to register or RSVP. Just come if it works for you. Invite anyone and everyone! The park is big.