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Sunol to Del Valle - May 18-20, 2012


What: Sunol to Del Valle Shakedown
Where: Sunol Regional Wilderness / Ohlone Regional Wilderness
When: May 18-20, 2012
Who: Philmont Crews
How: Click here to sign up: Backpacker / Driver 
Cost: $40.00 per person, includes permit/camping fees, food/fuel costs, and transporation reimbursement

We are stepping up our efforts...  This is a 19.5 mile, 6000' elevation gain, 3-day, 2-night shakedown designed to give crew members a taste of longer distances, elevation gain/loss, and a multi-night trip.  We will also need to filter water on Saturday.

As this is a point-to-point hike, drivers will be needed to drop-off backpackers at Sunol on Friday and pick them up at Del Valle on Sunday.


Friday, May 18

3:45pm - Meet at LAUMC
4:00pm - Depart for Sunol Regional Wilderness Visitor Center (~37 miles)
5:15pm - Arrive SRW Visitor Center

Instructions for drivers:
Take Highway 237 then drive north on I-680 and exit at Calaveras Road. Turn right on Calaveras and proceed to Geary Road, which leads directly into the park.

Sunday, May 20

1:30pm - Pickup Del Valle Regional Park Family Campground Entrance (South end)
2:00pm - Depart for LAUMC (~45 miles)
3:00pm - Arrive LAUMC

Instructions for drivers:
Del Valle Regional Park is located on Del Valle Road off Mines Road south of Livermore (parking fee). Exit I-580 eastbound or westbound in Livermore at North Livermore Avenue. Head south and proceed through town (North Livermore Avenue will become South Livermore Avenue in town). About 1.5 miles outside town, turn right at Mines Road, go about 3.5 miles and continue straight on Del Valle Road (Mines Road turns left). The park entrance is about four miles ahead.

We will arrive at the Del Valle Family Campground. 

Map of the Sunol / Ohlone Regional Wilderness