Hiking at Pt. Reyes Tomales Point to see wild Elk and oyster farm visit afterwards!
Here is the plan:
Drive to Point Reyes Station and onwards to Tomales Point to take a hike and check out the wild Elk. Afterwards, drive back to Pt. Reyes Station and drive north 5 miles to Tomales Point Oyster Company to enjoy some fresh oysters from their farm!
Note: Sign up only if you are flexible with time and itinerary... There might be last minute changes and delays. (I already made a change now!) And it will be an all day event, ending around 7:30 p.m., and I will have my students with me. Don't sign up for this if you prefer to adhere to a rigid schedule and need to be home by a certain time.
Here are the details:
Date: Saturday, August 2nd.
Forecast: 73 degrees, partly cloudy.
Carpool: 8:30 a.m. at Pete's Coffee, 12148 Saratoga Sunnyvale Road, Saratoga.
First Destination: Pt. Reyes Tomales Point, end of Pierce Point Road.
Directions: From US 101 in Marin County, exit Sir Francis Drake/San Anselmo. Drive west on Sir Francis Drake about 20 miles, to the junction with CA 1, turn right, drive 0.1 mile, and then turn left onto Bear Valley Road. After about 2 miles, Bear Valley Road ends at Sir Francis Drake; turn left. Continue on Sir Francis Drake about 5.5 miles, then turn right onto Pierce Point Road. Drive about 9 miles on Pierce Point Road to the signed Tomales Point Trailhead, a short distance from McClures Beach, at the end of the road.
ETA at Trailhead: 11:00 a.m.
Hike distance: About 9 miles.
Duration: About 4 hours.
Difficulty: Easy to moderate.
Second destination: Tomales Bay Oyster Company 15479 Highway 1, Marshall, CA
Directions: Go 5 miles north of Point Reyes Station on Highway One.
ETA at Oyster farm: 4:30 p.m.
Bring: Water, lunch, hat, sun block, layered clothing. Cash for your share of gas, bridge toll and oysters. (Gas and toll should be about $15.00 per person, min.)
Also bring an oyster knife if you have one and a glove or towel to protect your hand.
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