This is one of our favorite trips each year for a reason. I believe this is our fifth trip to this particular campsite, but with a semi-private beach and beach fires, it's a hard one to pass up! As far as backpacking goes, this is SUPER easy - it's a 2 mile walk in to the campsite over nearly all flat ground. If you haven't backpacked in years or want to try, this is a great event to do it. If you have questions about gear, feel free to ask in the comments section.
The group will consist both of backpackers and day hikers. We'll be meeting at 10:30am at the trailhead and should be setting up camp by noon. That afternoon, some of us will be headed over to the estuary to take pictures and others may choose to wander up the coast a bit (it's a fantastic hike) while others are free to hang out at camp or on the beach; this is totally a fun-centered trip. The hikers will return to the trail head while we enjoy a gourmet dinner followed by an evening around the beach fire. Many of us will likely spend the night on the beach, conditions permitting.
For those who haven't been there, this is probably one of the best group sites in all of Point Reyes. We have a semi-private beach and tons of room to setup. The luxuries include toilets, a charcoal grill, picnic tables and potable water. The $3 fee includes both $2 for the campsite and $1 for charcoal/locally sourced firewood. Of all my trips with this group, probably my most memorable is sitting around a campfire at this very site.
This is probably one of our most popular events of the year. As such, this event is open to members only (no guests). I understand that many of us have to reserve before we know that we can make it for sure, but I am asking that anyone signed up makes a decision 2 weeks in advance. This will allow others to take your space if they desire. Anyone cancelling with less than two weeks notice (I'll send out a reminder e-mail) would get a dreaded strike against them. More importantly, they may prevent another from getting to experience this fantastic trip.
In order to rsvp for this, you'll need to pay first. Paying will automatically add you to the rsvp list and hold your spot. If the meetup is full, click the Notify Me button and you'll get an e-mail as soon as a space opens (and they always do). Note that there will be no refunds given - likely there will be a waitlist, so if you need to cancel out you can try to get someone to cover your space and pay you directly for it.
Given that there is limited parking at the trail head, we encourage everyone to carpool. If you need a ride or can offer one, please go to http://www.groupcarpool.com/t/b67oci.
Can't wait to see everyone at Point Reyes. It should be an epic trip!
Below is the address, it actually takes you to the Pt Reyes Hostel, which is 1/10th of a mile from the address. All you have to do is DON'T turn into the parking lot (left turn) for the hostel, just follow the road to the parking lot 1/10th of a mile further (it dead ends into the parking lot). MEET IN THE PARKING LOT.
1390 Limantour Spit Road, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
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