Joaquin Miller

Sunday, May 7, 2000

by Ian Tidswell, 415-681-7075

The East Bay edition of National Orienteering Day will be held at Joaquin Miller Park in Oakland. The event will be specifically targeted to beginners:

Joaquin Miller is a gem of a park - perhaps the only place where a significant stand of coastal redwoods are found within the limits of a major city. A mixture of terrain is found: the aforementioned redwoods, surprisingly well-irrigated meadows in sheltered areas, scrub oak forests, and stands of fragrant eucalyptus. Combine this with multiple picnic areas, great views of the Bay Area, and landscaped areas, and you have a great place to spend a spring day.

As always, starts will be from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. We hope to offer special discounted rates for first-time orienteers - possibly $6 per group, plus $1 per map.


From Highway 13 in the East Bay (the Warren Freeway) take the Joaquin Miller Boulevard exit. Go uphill (east) on Joaquin Miller for approximately 0.75 miles. The park entrance is on the left; parking is available in the park, or park on Joaquin Miller Boulevard.

We hope to meet in the Baywood Picnic area in the Lower Meadow; confirmation to follow.