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Hike to Hidden Carson Falls & Cataract Falls

We only do these two once or twice a year.   A two hike outing.  The 2nd hike is a halfway trek up to the pools of Cataract Falls. (This part is optional) Total distance for both is about 7.5 miles. 

Carson Falls has four sections to 80 feet high.  We will have our picnic lunch with wine at the base of these waterfalls. ** Yes; it will be hard to leave this place.  I use a very hidden special trail to get there.  Carson Falls trail is moderate & Cataract Falls is up in stages & is a bit more strenuous.  Plus you will  have just finished the first one with a  about a 1/2 hour break in between.

It's always a very breathtaking experience.  Bring plenty of Kodachrome for your camera. (Is Kodak still in Biz)  Ha,ha.

It could be misty in the am.  I'll have rain ponchos  & gloves for everyone. (If needed) .  Great mtn. top views & a lot more variety.  If you have never experienced these ; you are in for a real treat.

Also included: water, juice, tea, coffee, soda, energy & protein drinks, many different types of trail bars & snacks, gourmet fruit & nut packs, hiking poles, car shuttles & Wine (personal bottles) .

We meet at larkspur landing shopping Ctr.  On the sidewalk between the Marin Brew Co. & the 24 Hour Fitness Ctr.  By the small trees & tables & chairs facing the parking lot.   Bathrooms are down the ctr walkway & to the left or go left to Starbucks from the front. 

From this location we will shuttle to the very hard to find hike starting point.  The location is just West of Fairfax town .   About a 1/2 drive from L.Landing. 

NOTE:  I'll have an alternate meet up place near the hike starting location for parking if you wish to drive directly. 

The always fun dinner option follows.  This will be another long & glorious day in paradise.  

Bring layered clothes, xtra sox & shoes for later & good hiking shoes.  No gym shoes.  Bring a lunch.  If you forget, most are willing to share food.   I'll also have plenty of trail food & drinks. Most know that I never eat my sandwiches anyway.  So you can have mine.   (Maybe)

cost $25

And don't be No Show.   I really hate that !!   You only get 1 & 1/2 strikes & yer out !!    How does that 1/2  strike figure in ???   A math mystery ?

See you all then.


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  • Tom B.

    A wild & super fun day & it went into the evening (dinner). Justin got lost again. At least he knows all about the weather. But thanks to one of the 21st century gizmoz in his car the were brought back on track & made the hike. He got lost somewhere beyond the edge of the earth or warped into another dimension. But alas; his red head peeked over the top of the high waterfall & he found us.
    The few no shows missed out on a great day. Check out some of my new photos. Two especially.
    Many more exciting & super fun adventures are coming.

    March 11, 2014

  • sharyn j.

    Wonderful hike and group!

    1 · March 9, 2014

  • Samantha

    Fun time. Great hike with great people. Thx Tom!

    March 9, 2014

  • Shari

    What a fun day!! The hike and scenery were surpassed only by the great people with whom we enjoyed the beautiful day. Hope to see you ALL again soon :-)

    1 · March 9, 2014

  • Tom B.

    Please get there early by 9:15 am as a big group is coming. bathrooms are to the left at Starbucks or down the middle walk & to your left.
    Meet time at the alternate site is about 10:30-45 am.
    I'll have a rental car; nice & new, so I can take a few w/me.

    March 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Tom, can you please give some detail about tge the alternate site? I'm going to try to make it

      March 8, 2014

    • Chris A.

      Call tom at[masked]

      March 8, 2014

  • PikaVu

    Took a wrong turn, will be 15 minutes late. We understand if you can't wait.

    March 8, 2014

  • Celeste R.

    Hi Tom,
    Sorry I cannot join the hike due to a severe case of allergy.
    Have a great hike,
    Celeste

    March 7, 2014

  • Shari

    We'll meet you at the trailhead

    1 · March 7, 2014

  • Samantha

    Anyone going from the city?

    March 5, 2014

    • Justin B.

      I am coming from San Francisco.

      March 5, 2014

    • Justin B.

      My cell phone number is[masked]

      March 5, 2014

  • Amy W.

    Staying in SF this weekend and this sounds like a phenomenal hike!

    March 5, 2014

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