> Hello Dirt Dog Runners and Joggers,
> This Monday night I will be out early to mark a 5 mile course in Briones, starting at the top of old Briones Road. Doug will be there to meet and greet and also do the sweeping duties.
> Since it is getting dark earlier we hope to have everybody in before dark. If you need some extra time to finish the course you might consider getting there a few minutes before 6:30 to get an earlier start.
> Happy trails,
> Doug and Alex
> Directions to the start:
> From 680 and 24 split, head North on 680
> In Martinez take Hwy 4 West, direction Richmond
> Exit at Alhambra ave and turn left on Alhambra
> Follow Alhambra and at the Traffic Light turn Right onto Alhambra Valley
> Follow Alhambra Ave till it T-intersects with Reliez Valley.
> Turn Right (staying on Alhambra Valley)
> After a few hundred feet, turn Left (up) onto Briones Road: (watch carefully because this one sneaks up on you quickly and is easy to miss)
> Follow this little windy road to the top and the start of the trail
> From Berkeley, Albany etc:
> Take 80 East till Hwy 4 East
> Follow Hwy 4 East direction Stockton
> In Martinez, exit on Alhambra Ave and turn right
> Follow Alhambta and at the Traffic Light turn Right onto Alhambra Valley
> (Then follow directions from above )
> from Lafayette Moraga etc:
> on hwy 24 take the Pleasant Hill Exit
> Go North on Pleasant Hill and turn Left on Reliez Valley
> Take this for several miles and stop signs
> When it intersects with Alhambra Valley, (Reliez now becomes Alhambra Vallley rd)
> Continue straight on Alhambra Valley and after a few hundred feet (easy to miss, so watch carefully)
> take a left up Briones Road
> This little windy road takes you to the start.