Sunday, April 3, 2016

Circumnavigating Briones Reservoir: 3 April 2016

The last time I circumnavigated Briones Reservoir was about 25-30 years ago. I thought this would be an appropriate time to do it again. When I last did Briones, I ran around the reservoir; this time I walked around the reservoir. Both adventures were enjoyable.


Briones Reservoir is approximately 10 miles east of Berkeley, as shown on this map of the area. Click on the image to see the full-size map.
A map of the route. Approximate distance traveled was 13.5 miles (21.7 kilometers). The approximate cumulative elevation gain was 1,843 feet (562 meters). Mile markers are displayed on the GPS generated track. Click on the image to see the full-size map.

This graph shows the elevation changes encountered during the hike. Click on the image to see the full-size graph.

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 Briones Reservoir's earthen dam is visible. This view is looking southwest. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
A photo taken from the top of the earthen dam. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
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Donna joined me on this ramble. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.

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