OUP walk: Lake Merritt

courtesy Alan Forkosh

Saturday we had near-perfect weather for an Oakland Urban Paths walk around Lake Merritt. Unfortunately the sound system died, but the group wasn’t too large, so hopefully everyone could hear me OK. My cellphone battery had died, but regular OUP walker Alan Forkosh was there and took some great photos. See Alan’s website for lots more photos from the walk.

Alan’s photos include some amazing panoramas of the lake, like this one:

courtesy Alan Forkosh

Starting with Lake Merritt not being a lake but a tidal slough, up through some of the Measure DD work still going on, we covered a wide variety of topics about the lake over its history.

Looking at all the items on the list, it’s no wonder we weren’t all the way around the lake in 2.5 hours. Thanks to everyone who came out for the walk, and see you on the paths!

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