We'll take a leisurely out-and-back from the Arroyo St. entrance, stroll along Del Valle Reservoir following the East Shore Trail, and enjoy lunch at Badger Cove. After the initial, steep ascent of a few hundred feet, the trail rolls along the side of the lake, so the elevation gain is spread out and not terribly difficult. Most of the trail is exposed, though, so be sure to bring a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. • Dog-friendly hike. • Approx. 1300-1400 feet elevation gain • Bring: lunch, plenty of liquids, layers, hat, sturdy boots, sunscreen and a smile. • Location: Meet at the trailhead by 10:15 am: 5229 Arroyo Rd., Livermore. (Note: there is a $3 parking fee.) • Rain cancels hike. If muddy, could lead to cancellation. Ck. with hike leader. Hike Leader contact: 510-673-7408 or email@example.com Directions: From Eastbay • Take 580 east towards Stockton • Take Exit 51 (first 51) • Turn Right onto Isabel for 3.3 miles • Turn left onto E.Vineyard for 1.1 miles • Turn left onto Vallecitos Rd. for .2 miles • Take the first right onto Wetmore Road for 1 miles • Turn right onto Arroyo Road for a little over 2 miles • Turn into parking area on left side. Note: Left side of road about 1 mile or so past Wente Winery.