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Urban Hike--Explore Marin Headlands/Express Bus(Roundtrip)--Asia­n Food!

Join us for a fun walk/hike & exploration through the beautiful , gorgeous Marin Headlands. Together, we will explore the eye-popping vistas from the breathtaking cliffs, magnificent breakers on the beaches, explosions of wildflowers, seasonal migrations of raptors & other avians. We will be exploring points of interest such as the Point Bonita Lighthouse, Battery Mendell, Rodeo Cove Beach & Lagoon & lookout points of amazing views of the San Francisco Bay. Have a great time socializing while meeting new friends & enjoy lots of fun & laughter. Members in the group are always nice & friendly. We always have a lot of fun whenever we all get together with a couple of other meetup groups also invited. So join in on the fun! We look forward to seeing you there!

• No special shoes are required. It can be very windy & temperatures can change quickly, so layers of clothing is advised. This is a family friendly area & a moderate hike that is steep in a few places. It is a section of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area & well maintained by the U.S. Park Service and Coast Guard.

We will meet at Starbucks for coffee & a meet & greet. At 1:45 pm, we will catch the Express Bus to Marin Headlands (23 min). We will start at the Marin Headlands Visitor Center then head towards the Point Bonita Lighthouse. The short walk out to this lighthouse at the tip of the continent is unforgettable. You cross an old suspension bridge high above a rocky outcrop for a quick tour of an old brick tower and huge lamp that helped guide mariners into the S.F. Bay and away from the rocks nearby. We will continue on to Battery Mendell, a large, decaying concrete structure that once held an enormous anti-ship gun now provides a platform for the most stunning vistas in the Headlands. Then, we walk to Rodeo Cove Beach for some amazing ocean views. From there, we hike around Rodeo Lagoon to witness some of Marin Headlands most beautiful natural habitat. We end the walk/hike at a lookout point to see some of the most picturesque & breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay. It's quite a distance & a few hills, so you will get a pretty good workout. At around 5:30 pm, we take the express bus back to San Francisco for some tasty Asian Food.

• NOTE: Before meeting up at Starbucks at 1:00 pm, be sure to grab your lunches, drinks & snacks or whatever you may need for our exploration at Marin Headlands. On vibrant Chestnut Street, there's a wide variety of markets/delis, stores, cafes, etc. Conveniently, there is a Walgreen across from Starbucks.

-- This is an advanced beginners to intermediate walk. We will be going at a moderate pace with some rest stops for photos. --

After Urban Hike/Dinner: Karaoke at Pandora

Location: 177 Eddy St. near Taylor (& Mason), San Francisco

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• ORGANIZER FEE: An advanced fee of $2 is required via Paypal to join this event. (Or please message me if you would like to pay in person.) Sorry no refunds -- Please send payment as GIFT under the "personal" tab to:
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• BUS FARES: $2 Per Adult Each Way

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• HOW TO FIND US: It will be a large group, so everyone will usually be gathering around near the entrance.

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  • Cela

    Hi Members,

    If the park is still closed tomorrow -- we will go with our fun alternate plan -- Kirby Cove, Sausalito Coastal Trail & Zydeco/Cajun festival at Dunphy Park in Sausalito. Live music with award winning artists & Creole/Cajun food! Kirby Cove & the Sausalito Coastal trail is beautiful & gorgeous! Sausalito is always fun & the festival is a big plus. Ferry ride back to SF downtown is breathtaking. Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!

    FERRY FARE: $5.50 w/$3 Clipper card. Purchase at ferry terminal ticket vending machines. You can reuse Clipper cards for Muni & other public transit. Normal ferry fare is $10.50

    KARAOKE--DRESS ATTIRE & IDs: Please bring your IDs & it's advisable to wear long pants for men (dress code).

    October 12, 2013

  • Cela

    Hi Members, I'm looking forward to walking/hiking with everyone Sat & taking in the beautiful scenic view of the Marin Headlands or if the park is still closed, our other fun alternative -- Kirby Cove, Sausalito Coastal Trail & Zydeco/Cajun Festival in Sausalito.-- Also, looking forward to meeting everyone & to a fun day of hiking, socializing & exploring together!

    Note: If you have a change in plans & need to cancel, please change your RSVP asap (or even last minute will be helpful) to let the group know. Thank you for your cooperation! :)

    October 11, 2013

  • Cela

    Hi Members,

    This will be a fun event! So far, we have about 20 members who will be joining us from couple other meetup groups invited. Looking forward to a fun day hiking, socializing & meeting new friends!

    October 9, 2013

    • Cela

      Sure, no problem!

      October 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Oh TY, but decided to make it to Mt. Tam trip! I had not RSVPed here FYI. TY, perhaps next time I'll join u! Thanks! :)

      October 9, 2013

  • Cela

    Thank you for the great info MrB. If it comes down to that. We can always head to Kirby Cove lookout point where we can catch the famous & amazing view of the Golden Gate Bridge & the SF Bay. Then we can head to the Sausalito Coastal Trail below the bridge towards Sausalito Downtown which I've done before & it's gorgeous. Zydeco/Cajun festival & free admission to Dunphy Park sounds great along the way :)

    October 9, 2013

  • Jennifer

    This area may be closed since it's operated/maintained by the US Park Service. I would double check.

    October 8, 2013

    • MrMrB

      Currently, Headlands is shut, bus goes as far as the Alexander/Vista Point exit (the Marin side of the GGB).

      October 9, 2013

    • MrMrB

      Within Sausalito, there's a Zydeco/Cajun festival event that day, free admission, in Dunphy Park which is walking distance from dwtn Sausalito (just a suggestion of stuff going on in the area): http://events.marinij...­

      October 9, 2013

  • P. A.

    Anyone wants to carpool from South Bay? I can drive.

    October 8, 2013

  • Jennifer

    I want to do this hike but am unable to on Saturday - can you tell me how to replicate it so I can go with a friend on Sunday? Thanks!

    October 8, 2013

  • Cela

    Welcome Members! This will be a fun meetup walking & exploring the Marin Headlands. This is one of the most gorgeous places to explore & witness the beauty of nature around the San Francisco Bay. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone & seeing everyone Saturday!

    October 7, 2013

  • MrMrB

    Anyone coming from the Marin side -- San Rafael, Novato, San Anselmo, etc...?

    October 7, 2013

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