Join us for upcoming events and programs in the parks.

Weekday Hike with the Friends

Wed. November 7, 2018 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

This hike explores the lower part of Wunderlich Park from the stable to the meadow and return via Salamander Flat. Learn about the history of the park and the natural elements found there. 5 miles. Meet at 9:00 AM at picnic tables next to the parking lot. Hike leader Dennis Ruby

Writing in the Woods Workshop

Tue. November 13, 2018 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Only docents with the Friends should sign up for this pilot program.

Writing in the Woods Workshop: Cultivating Gratitude & Mindfulness

Embrace the season and cultivate gratitude through a writing and mindfulness workshop in the woods. Disconnect from the noise and stresses of daily life, in order to center and reflect on the things for which we are grateful. Participants will engage in a series of facilitated writing in nature exercises intermingled with mindfulness moments as a powerful way to awaken our feelings of connection to and appreciation for this beautiful, but often hectic, place where we live.

Workshop size: Minimum of 4, maximum of 12. The workshop(s) is available to a limited number of Friends who are interested in self-exploration and sharing. No writing experience required.

Details: Tuesday, November 13. 10AM-1PM. Miwok Shelter Area, Huddart park. Dress for cool weather in an outdoor setting. Warm drinks will be provided. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch to enjoy after the workshop.

Presenters
Kristen Yawitz
An experienced teacher and facilitator, who has created outreach arts programs for youth and adults. “Healing Through Writing” is now in its 18th successful year at UCSF. Her poetry and essays have appeared in Mississippi Review, Xantippe, SHAMPOO, Five Fingers Review, effing, Gypsy and Can We Have Our Ball Back? Kristen serves on the Advisory Board of Directors for the Friends of Huddart & Wunderlich Parks.

Sigal Tzoore
Sigal leads hikes for the Friends of Huddart & Wunderlich Parks and the Sierra Club. Many of her hikes focus on meditation and mindfulness. Sigal is certified with the Mindfulness Training Institute and teaches locally.

Family Hike with the Friends

Sun. November 18, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This hike is designed for families with children five years of age and older and is not suitable for jogging strollers. We will connect the Chickadee and Redwood nature trails for a distance of about 2 miles. Along the way, we be on the look out for banana slugs and turret spider nests, giant redwood trees and woodrat nests and rattlesnake grass. This is a great hike to learn about the basics of the mixed redwood forest.

The hike will take about two hours. We will meet at 2pm at the parking lot just inside the entrance kiosk. There is a $6 parking fee. Hike leader Dennis Ruby.

Mindfulness Hike with the Friends

Mon. November 19, 2018 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Mindfulness Hike at Wunderlich Park 2 miles

Develop a sense of care for yourself and the planet through the practice of mindfulness meditation in nature. Meditating outdoors has the potential to heal and strengthen us, reminding us that we too are a part of nature. A silent mindful walk will lead us to a tranquil spot where we will practice walking and sitting meditation with the redwood-covered hills as backdrop. There will be time to ask questions and share our experience.

Our walk back to the parking lot will provide us with the opportunity to socialize and get to know our fellow hikers-meditators. This walk and meditation are for beginner and experienced meditators alike. Practicing meditation outdoors is a gentle way to try mindfulness for the first time or reenergize an existing mindfulness practice. Some instruction and guidance will be given.

What to bring:
Water, snack, comfortable clothes for hiking, hat, sunscreen. Crazy creek chair, cushion, or other camp chair, if you prefer not to sit on the ground.

Hike leader Sigal Wilnai Tzoore, sigalsdreams@gmail.com
Co-hosted by the Sierra Club and Friends of Huddart & Wunderlich Parks.

Weekday Hike with the Friends

Wed. November 21, 2018 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Hike the upper loop from Skyline to McGarvey Flat, a distance of about 5 miles. Meet at the Purisima Open Space parking area(PC03). Hike leader Tom Davids.

Weekday Hike with the Friends

Wed. December 5, 2018 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Hike the upper loop from Skyline to McGarvey Flat, a distance of about 5 miles. Meet at the Purisima Open Space parking area(PC03). Hike leader Dennis Ruby.

Family Hike with the Friends

Sun. December 9, 2018 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This hike is designed for families with children five years of age and older but is not suitable for jogging strollers. We will connect the Chickadee and Redwood nature trails for a distance of about two miles. Along the way, we will be on the lookout for banana slugs, turret spider nests; giant redwood trees and woodrat nests. This hike will take about two hours. We will meet at 2pm at the parking lot just inside the entrance kiosk. There is a $6 parking fee. Hike leader Tom Davids.

Mindfulness Hike with the Friends

Mon. December 17, 2018 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Mindfulness Hike at Wunderlich Park 2 miles

Develop a sense of care for yourself and the planet through the practice of mindfulness meditation in nature. Meditating outdoors has the potential to heal and strengthen us, reminding us that we too are a part of nature. A silent mindful walk will lead us to a tranquil spot where we will practice walking and sitting meditation with the redwood-covered hills as backdrop. There will be time to ask questions and share our experience.

Our walk back to the parking lot will provide us with the opportunity to socialize and get to know our fellow hikers-meditators. This walk and meditation are for beginner and experienced meditators alike. Practicing meditation outdoors is a gentle way to try mindfulness for the first time or reenergize an existing mindfulness practice. Some instruction and guidance will be given.

What to bring:
Water, snack, comfortable clothes for hiking, hat, sunscreen. Crazy creek chair, cushion, or other camp chair, if you prefer not to sit on the ground.

Hike leader Sigal Wilnai Tzoore, sigalsdreams@gmail.com
Co-hosted by the Sierra Club and Friends of Huddart & Wunderlich Parks.