Meet at the Briones Road staging area: Briones Road is accessed via Alhambra Valley Road, just west of the intersection with Reliez Valley Road (which intersects Pleasant Hill Road near Hwy 24). From Reliez Valley Rd., continue straight through the three-way stop sign (you’ll pass a huge barn on the left) and take an immediate left turn on a signed, small road just west of the intersection with Alhambra Valley Road. If you’re coming on Alhambra Valley Road from Martinez, make a right at the three-way stop and look for the immediate left on Briones Road. Follow Briones Road (narrow, winding road with some blind curves) all the way to the top. Maps, rest room, water at staging area.