Day On Angel Island - Perimeter Trail Hike, BBQ, Picnic, Party - Lots of Fun!

  • August 9, 2014 · 9:45 AM
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Many of you missed this one in May, and others said, "Let's do it again", so we're heading back to Angel Island for more merriment, food, fun and sun.

PLEASE NOTE:  Either meet at the Tiburon ferry at 9:45 or on the island at the picnic area to the right of the dock, past the open field w/ the museum.  The hike starts at approx 10:45

The Plan:

We'll hike around the perimeter of the island (about 5 miles) almost entirely flat other than the initial rise to the perimeter trail.  Not a rough hike by any means, and of course the rating is contingent upon your condition. There are great views of the bay and bridges, so bring your cameras!  This is typically the most popular event of the year, so book your room now!

We'll leave the coolers/food at the picnic area and only hike w/ some snacks and vino.

The hike is optional, so if you want to come chill while we hike and then eat, drink, and be merry w/ the rest of us after the hike - do it!

It would be nice to have a few people stay w/ the coolers/food while we hike.

We'll leave the food and most of the vino at the picnic area, then hike around the island, bringing just snacks and some vino to enjoy on our vino/snack break along the trail.  There's a cool spot on the backside of the island w/ picnic tables and a great view of the Bay and the City, where we'll stop for refreshment(s).

What to bring:

Vino (and cups)

Snacks and vino for the hike.

Your appetite!

A cooler w/ ice and plenty of food

Food to BBQ (someone please bring a small gas stove - Thx Ed for bring one in May)

Sandwiches, wraps, bbq, paella, chicken, meats/cheeses/breads, salads, deserts, the works!  As always I'm hoping for plenty of ethnic food.  Not just boring hamburgers and hot dogs.  We're talking variety here, and lots of spicy food!

Plenty of Vino - we had some really nice bottles last time

Beer, water, soda, juice, whatever you want to whet your whistle

Chips, dips, snacks, and plenty to share

Layered clothing, sunscreen & hat

Hiking boots, or decent hiking shoes

$5 activity fee

Of course your sense of humour and desire for fun is an absolute must!

The hike is optional, so if you want to come chill while we hike and then eat, drink, and be merry w/ the rest of us after the hike - do it! 

It's always nice to have a few people stay w/ the coolers/food while we hike.  And yes, you get some vino while we're away!

Directions to ferry:

From US 101 heading Northbound Take the Tiburon Blvd exit, turn right, and follow Tiburon Blvd 4 miles into downtown Tiburon. Turn right on Main St. The ferry is located on the left at 21 Main St.

From US 101 heading Southbound Same exit as above, except take a left over the overpass. Instructions from overpass are the same as above.

Map and Parking Information: Park at any of the banks which will be closed and walk a few blocks to the ferry terminal.

Map and Parking Information

The ferry costs $13.50 (Round trip).  NO CREDIT CARDS  - Bring cash.

Meet at the ferry dock at 9:45am -

Ferry leaves at 10:00am sharp - they won't wait.

GPS [masked],[masked]

Return ferry runs 20 past ea hour. I.E. ferry leaves island at 3:20pm, 4:20pm, last ferry is at 5:20pm.

Typically several of us ride the last ferry then go to Guaymas for drinks, chips & salsa, and snacks, at the end of the day.  A great way to cap off the day.

This is the largest event of the year, and is posted to several Meetup sites, so plan on a full day of sun, fun, and meeting some cool people.

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  • Sanghamitra D.

    Great people, awesome hike!! Hope to do this again.

    August 10

  • Christy

    great to meet everyone! hope to see you all again soon!

    August 10

  • Jesse

    Lots of fun!

    August 10

  • Sanghamitra D.

    Where is everyone meeting on Angels Island & when will the hike start? We should reach by 10:30am

    August 9

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are the Tiberon ferry riders on the 1st or 2nd level ?

    August 9

  • Alma

    Any chance of meeting up with the group later? I'm going to miss the 9:45am ferry. :(

    August 9

  • Chas

    I'm looking for a ride from either Novato, Petaluma, or San Rafael - thx!

    August 9

    • Ray M.

      I'm leaving Larkspur at9am Chas

      August 9

    • Chas

      I can't get there by then. Leaving shortly

      August 9

  • A former member
    A former member

    For folks heading over from SF/Peninsula area, Blue&Gold ferry has a boat over to angel island at 9:20(Ferry Building) and 9:45(Pier 41). Last ferry of the day heads back to SF around 4:30 pm

    http://www.blueandgoldfleet.com/ferry-services/ferry-schedules/

    4 · July 23

    • Ray M.

      Jen - Look for a tall guy with the loudest voice wearing a cap surrounded by his flock and that will be Chassssss......

      August 8

    • A former member
      A former member

      Will do. Looking forward to it.

      August 9

  • Ray M.

    Are dogs allowed and can you use a clipper card for the ferry?

    August 8

    • A former member
      A former member

      Glad to help Paul

      1 · August 8

    • Chas

      Paul, the ferry only accepts cash or check, no cc's.

      August 9

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is my first time at this event. What suggestions does anyone have for what to bring besides wine?

    August 8

    • Ray M.

      Chocolate chip cookies. :O)

      August 8

  • Ray M.

    Anyone driving over the Richmond Bridge or coming past Sir Francis to carpool? Going to do my long run very early to make this hike. So much fun last year.

    August 8

  • Rez

    Also if anybody needs a ride/wants to carpool from Oakland/Bezerkely area, drop me a line. Only if you are prompt though. Last time I gave a ride to a fellow member, they made me wait 45 mins outside their house while they were getting ready, so we literally had to run to catch up with the group. Cheers.

    August 8

  • Rez

    Hi Chas,

    Are we actually going to hike or is this just a get together to have a bbq? Last time we barely hiked a couple of miles, and this time if its the same deal, please let the serious hikers know.
    Cheers.

    August 8

  • Sheryl C.

    Hi all, I checked out parking today and this is what I discovered. There is $5.00 all day parking in a small lot to left of CVS...there is a kiosk that holds envelopes to leave the money...

    The main downtown lots are $15.00 and otherwise all street parking in entire vicinity is 2 hr limits...

    I'm still not sure whether I can make it or not it's going to be a push. I'm going to do my best!

    August 8

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