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Meet at the Bridge Yard Pavilion, 210 Burma St. Oakland

Time: 8:30 A.M.

Total distance: 12 miles out and back from Bridge Yard.

We will cycle out on the bridge and have few minute stop  at the top of the incline. From there the ride will continue onto the island for socialization at Aracely Cafe for coffee/breakfast.

The ride wiil let you  enjoy the fabulous views of the East Bay and the City depending on fog, of course. 

On the return you will get a bit of exercise  cycling over the hill.  The return to Bridge Yard is a smooth cruise, downhill and with the wind!

Parking is available at the Bridge Yard, or park at either Toys R Us or Target. and cycle to the start of the Bay Bridge path across from IKEA, then out to Bridge Yard Pavilion (about 10-15 min).

Note, cycling out on the bridge will be into the wind, and up a grade of a 2-4%.  It can be a bit chilly, so dress accordingly.

 

12 mile Ride Option: 23 mile 30 miles

The wine harvest is on, please join the High Adventure committee for a bike ride through the Livermore Wine country.  The ride leader will be Steve Blair

Several distance options are available.

12 mile flat ride -   This route includes a 4 mile section of bike

path through vineyards on the South edge of Livermore

23  mile route - ride the 12 mile route, then extend the ride with a climb up through the pastoral hills on Tesla Rd.

30 mile route - add a few more miles of vineyards and pastures by taking Cross Rd loop after descending Tesla Rd.

Finish the ride with lunch and a glass of wine at Garre.

All routes start and end at Garre Winery.

Wheels roll at 9am.

Here is a link to the route  https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31015734

Please let Steve Blair (blair5200@gmail.com) or Mark Rosen (highadventure@outlook.com) know that you are planning to Ride.

https://portal.clubrunner.ca/3190/Event/fall-bike-ride-in-livermore

There is no cost associated with this event 

High Adventure returned to Elkhorn Slough (Moss Landing) for a kayaking adventure

  • Oakland Rotary Welcome

    Kayak Connection knows how to welcome !
  • Mark Rosen plus "Go Sharks"

  • Looking Good

  • Huddled Up

High Adventure  journeyed  back to Elkhorn Slough on September 15th 

 Otters!  Sea Lions! Peliguins!  But No whales off the beach!  

Kayaks were  rented at Kayak Connection at Moss landing  (see below) for members that did not have their own rquipment 

Elkhorn Slough:

http://www.elkhornslough.org/

As in past trips the kayak experience was for 2.5 hours.  

Weather 

All were reminded that  each month and day on the slough is very different and  to dress accordingly

Meeting Schedule:

Everyone joined up and were ready when  Kayak Connection opened at  9:00.   Kayak Connection even had a "Welcome Oakland Rotary" sign out.  i

Lunch:

Afterwards we all journied for  lunch at  Phil’s’ Fish Market.  If you haven’t been its an experience.

http://www.philsfishmarket.com/index.html

 

Horned Owl
Sea Otter
Caspian Terns

Cycling from Fairfax to Point Reyes Station

 

On Saturday, July 20, The High Adventure cycled from Fairfax to Point Reyes Station and back.  The weather and road conditions were fabulous.  The traffic conditions were minimal and those cars encountered yielded the road. 

A short lay over at Point Reyes Station provided time for lunch and the Farmers Market.

Total distance: 39.66 miles

Elevation Gain : 2257

Time 3h 18 min 

 

 

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Saturday July 20th     9:00 AM 

 

Saturday, July 20, The High Adventure is going to cycle from Fairfax to Point Reyes Station and back 

We will meet at 9:00 a.m. at the "Fairfax Coffee Roastery" in Fairfax located at 4 Bolinas Rd., the corner of Bolinas Rd. and Broadway.  

 

The ride will be the scenic route along Sir Francis Drake Blvd. West to Olema at Hwy. 1, Shoreline Hwy, then North to Pt. Reyes Station.  This route will skip a much longer, hillier route along Bolinas Road, which turns into Fairfax Bolinas Rd, out to Hwy 1 in Bolinas, 11.2 miles south of Olema.  

- Once we get to Olema at Shoreline Hwy we will continue 2.4 miles, mostly flat, North to Point Reyes Station.

Remember all High Adventure Events are open to all. We encourage that friends and family members be extended invitations

If you are planning or thinking you may attend please email me at       Highadventure@outlook.com 

 

High Adventure of the Oakland Rotary #3 

Upcoming Events 

July 20, 2019               Cycling Point Reyes Station       9:00 A.M to 2:00 P.M                Cost: Free

August 01, 2019          Family Picnic                              5:30 P.M. to 7:45 P.M.               Cost: $21.00 per person  Children under 12 free

August 25, 2019          A's Vs Giants                              11:00 A.M  Tailgate                    Cost: $50.00 includes ticket to game

September 15, 2019   Kayaking - Elkhorn   8:30 A.M to 12:00 P.M         Cost: Free (Guide) plus cost of Rental 

October 12, 2019        Asti Tour De Vine      Cycling                              Cost: http://www.astitourdevine.com/

          

 

 

Moonlight Kayaking from Jack London Square will return this fall

The date if the event has not been set.  

Being on the water and viewing the Oakland skyline with the full moon in the sky is an overwhelming experience 

To put in another way "Moonlight paddling is enchanting!"

The water is calm and glassy on the Oakland Estuary and the city lights add to the ambiance.

The kayaking is at a leisurely pace as the sun sets and the moon rises, illuminating a delightful evening. 

For more information Contact Mark Rosen 
mrosen@info-gate.com

Kayaking will be followed by those desiring to continue the merriment at a local eatery.
Place to be determined prior to the event!
About Moonlight Kayaking From Jack London Square 

Goal: Enjoy a leisurely kayak cruise under the moonlight on the Oakland Estuary off Jack London Square.

Prerequisite: Novices must paddle in a double kayak with an experienced friend.
The minimum age for Moonlight Kayaking is 14 years; children under 18 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Duration of program: 3 hours

Time on the water: Approximately 2 hours

Note: Good physical condition is required to ensure an enjoyable class. If you are not sure about your abilities to participate in this activity, please call our California Kayak's Program Office at 800-366-9804.

Paddling under the moonlight is an enchanting experience! The water is usually calm and glassy on the Oakland Estuary in the evening, and the city lights add to the romance. We'll enjoy a leisurely pace as the sun goes down, and the moonrise sets the stage for a beautiful trip. Weather depending, we'll paddle out around Government Island, or towards the mouth of the Oakland Estuary. You stay warm and dry in our cozy sea kayaks, too. You can introduce a friend to moonlight kayaking by paddling together in one of our stable doubles.

California Kayak's enthusiastic staff will give a brief orientation to the equipment and strokes, then guide you on a tour of the area. During the trip, we'll "raft up" the kayaks and drift under the moonlight while enjoying the sounds of the city!

“Rotary Club of Oakland Visits the Oakland Zoo”

On June 6, 2019, the Rotary Club of Oakland enjoyed a special evening with Rotary member, Dr. Joel Parrott, President/CEO and head veterinarian of the Oakland Zoo.

Riding the gondola over the fields with camels on the left and bison on the right, we enjoyed strikingly beautiful views of the bay in idyllic weather departing atop the hill at the Landing Café. After a wine reception and delicious dinner at the Café, Dr. Parrott presented an update on how his vision for the zoo is coming to fruition.

Part of Dr. Parrott’s goal was to provide large, roaming areas for range animals and more space for the rest of the animals to enjoy foliage similar to their indigenous settings. With the recent expansion of the “California Trail” (native animals like the grizzly, wolves, jaguar and more), the Oakland Zoo is now equivalent in size to the San Diego Zoo.

The Oakland Zoo is managed by the Conservation Society of California (CSC); a non-profit organization leading an informed and inspired community to take action for wildlife locally and globally. The Zoo website cites Dr. Parrott’s achievements in his 3 decade tenure that “include an over-arching conservation focus for the Zoo, naturalistic and enlarged animal exhibits, increasing the size of the Zoo from 25 to 100 acres, the creation of the Wayne and Gladys Valley Children’s Zoo, a new state-of-the-art Leed-certified veterinary hospital, and the development and reality of the California Trail expansion. “ 1

As part of the Zoo’s preservation and re-population mission, The Oakland Zoo funded transport of a bison herd from Canada to the Blackfeet Indians in Montana. Working with the Blackfeet tribe in Montana, Dr. Parrott is helping to re-populate bison in America. At one time 30 million bison roamed the plains, providing the native population food & clothing, the animal’s spirits revered by the tribes who depended on them. 

After Westward expansion and wars in the 1860’s, the bison herd of 30 million was reduced to 800,000. 

In appreciation of the Zoo’s reputation for re-populating threatened species - the tribe graciously lent the Zoo 14 bison for breeding and return to the Blackfeet Tribe as part of their “Iinnii Initiative”: To restore free-roaming bison to increase the herd living in an open range setting on Blackfeet tribal land, Glacier National Park & Waterton National Park (Rocky Mountains area).

“To the Zoo’s surprise last year, the 14-member herd at Oakland Zoo’s California Trail grew to 24 within weeks of their arrival in April 2018. Many of the females that arrived from the Blackfeet Nation were in fact pregnant, and ten calves were born.

Eleven of the American Bison that arrived at Oakland Zoo in April 2018 were delivered back to the Blackfeet Nation in Montana. The offspring were driven back to the Blackfeet tribe in Montana by Dr. Parrott himself, for close veterinarian supervision.” 2

A few other accomplishments towards Dr. Parrott’s vision include:

  • In the past decade alone, through the Zoo’s conservation efforts, the Zoo has invested over $1,000,000 in contributions supporting partnering conservation organizations in saving animal species worldwide. 
  • The threatened condor population was down to only 22 birds until the zoo launched their conservation effort, bringing the population in California up to 400 this year.
  • Growing the number of zoo visitors to 940,000 per year. (That’s more than the Oakland Warriors!). Membership has flourished to reach 120,000
  • The zoo has played a role in re-introduction of wolves to California. The zoo’s mated pair just had 4 wolf pups born this year.

The Oakland Zoo can be contacted online with opportunities for donation, exploration, classes, camps, volunteering, conservation and education at: at: www.OaklandZoo.org., 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605 (510) 632-9525

THANK YOU DR. JOEL PARROT, LANDING CAFÉ, CHANTAL BURNETT AND THE OAKLAND ZOO!

1 & 2  quotes from Oakland Zoo website

Continuing a long-standing and celebrated tradition of introducing some of the most compelling young artists on the international music scene, Maestro Morgan has invited the winner of the 2015 James Toland Vocal Arts Competition, based in the Bay Area, for their Symphony debut.

To sign up for the Symphony, the Pre-Event, or both please go to http://www.oaklandsymphony.org/rotary/

Pre-Event Get-Together

Ozumo is $35 per person, which includes food, one drink, taxes and tips.

The Event

Phenomenal young pianist Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner returns following his triumphant debut last season on Notes from Mexico.

We roll out the first in a new series exploring dazzling lost Romantic works. Danish composer Victor Bendix’s Third Symphony (1895) features unusually rich harmonic textures, beautiful string interludes and majestic winds.

Conductor Leopold Stokowski’s orchestration of Bach’s monumental Toccata and Fugue in D minor—which has one of the most recognizable opening themes in all music—helped spark a mid-20th century flood of interest in Bach’s sublime works, and its being featured in Disney’s 1940 Fantasia brought it to the attention of millions.

This evening out will include:

Finger food provided by Ozumo; beverages poured on no-host basis discount seats in upper balcony and rear orchestra

Mount Whitney Hike 2015 Or Alternative Location
Friday, October 9, 2015 (4 Spots still available) 
(elevation 14,508’)

Hosted by Oakland Rotary’s
High Adventure Committee
Contact Mark Rosen (mrosen@info-gate.com

Overview

Oakland Rotary’s High Adventure Committee has obtained a permit to hike to the summit of Mt. Whitney on Friday October 9th.  It is a one-day permit that requires that we complete the hike in the permitted area within 24-Hours (midnight to midnight).  

Mt. Whitney is located in California’s Eastern Sierras , about 100 miles (driving) South of Mammoth Lakes and just West of the town of Lone Pine.  From Oakland, it is approximately a 6-7 hour drive.  The permit is for 10people.  Mark Rosen and Tom Limon will co-lead the hike. 

It is imperative that all participants of this "climb" do adequate training and be comfortable hiking in snow.

If weather conditions do not look favorable 4 days prior to October 9th an alternative location will be designated. A possible alternative will be in Yosemite.

Please Contact

Mark Rosen for more information

What a Fantastic Evening of Fun, Friendship, and Socializing!

It definitely was an evening of fun, laughter, and socializing. 
A very special thanks  to our sponsors, guests, and volunteers who made our fundraiser spectacular. 
Although we don't have the final figure in we know that it will nicely support the endeavors of the Oakland Rotary #3 Committees.

James Martin, our photographer, has posted our pictures, as well as provided a link if you want to get them printed. He receives nothing from the printing, just providing the service.

http://www.remaininlight.com/main/032815/

Below is a sample of our attendees. 
Dare they Ring the Bell??