Saturday, September 27, 2014

A hike on some of Oakland's hidden stairways and pathways: 27 September 2014

I joined a walking group, and we explored some of the streets, paths, and walkways of Oakland. There were 21 people on this walk. Interestingly, we walked past the childhood home of one of the participants. Her mother still lives in the house, and she came out to greet her daughter and the walkers.

The route we traveled, with mile markers shown. The approximate distance covered, as measured by a GPS receiver, was 9.8 miles. Click on the image to see the full-size map.
A graph of the elevation changes encountered during the ramble. The approximate cumulative elevation gain was 1,250 feet. Click on the image to see the full-size chart.

The group met in Oakland at Tierra Mia Coffee, which is located on Broadway, and is one block from the 19th Street BART station. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
Downtown Oakland Sears Roebuck building. It was completed in 1929, and it incurred significant internal damage during the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
The Oakland Veterans’ Memorial Building was completed in 1926. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
A partial view of Lake Merritt. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
A house located in the Adams Point neighborhood. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
Walking through the Adams Point neighborhood. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
Descending a stairway in the Adams Point neighborhood. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
The group is in front of a stately home located in the Crocker Highlands neighborhoodClick on the image to see the full-size photograph.
The entryway to the house. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
We are rambling through Crocker Highlands. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
One of the participants in the walk spent her childhood in this home. Her mom still resides in the house, and she came out to greet the group of walkers. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
A house in the Trestle Glen neighborhoodClick on the image to see the full-size photo.

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