I’m thinking if you live in Orinda you pretty much have to belong to a hiking club (it’s a village in the hills east of Berkeley), to catch up on who’s not talking to whom and such. But anyway: The Orinda Hiking Club is a serious organization that leads not-for-weenies hikes every weekend around the Bay Area. It also has a $20 annual membership fee, which may seem quaint in the Internet era where Everything Must Be Free but you have to admit that obliging club members to pony up a bit of cash obliges them to act more like, well, members of the club.

And this is pretty cool: The club is organizing a west-to-east California through-hike (Waddell Beach to Squaw Valley to King’s Beach at Lake Tahoe).