It's spring-time on Mt.Tam; warm breezes and wildflowers.
Sunset is at 7:36pm tonight. We'll do a two hour, four mile hike, to a point overlooking the ocean. There we'll watch the Sun, setting in the west. (Bring dark sunglasses for viewing.)
We'll be hiking just under 5 miles. So bring full hiking gear. Warm layers are a very good idea. (See Standard Generic Details under the Discussion Tab.)
Bring a blanket and some thing to eat and to drink while we watch the sunset.
Also if you have a Droid smartphone, download the Google, "Sky Map", app, for easy identification of the celestial bodies above. It works by just pointing the phone at whatever is to be identified.
(Above, "Seating", at Mtn.Theater)
At 8:00 pm, (It will be dark by then.) begins the first Astronomy Night of the year. (Held monthly April to October, at Mtn.Theater.) Topic tonight is, "The Origin of Stars".
(Use that blanket or two you brought to sit on at Mtn.Theater.)
Following the about thirty minute talk; there will be telescopes set up in the Parking Lot. Everyone is welcome to star-gaze with the help of the very knowledgeable amateur astronomers from various astronomy clubs, from far and near.
A very small flashlight is a good idea. (No headlamps please, no dogs, no children.)
The hike will start from the Rock Spring Trailhead Parking Lot. No parking fee here. Plenty of spaces. But be sure to park on the far right side of the lot. Left side is reserved for setting up the telescopes.
Bring full hiking gear.(See under, Group's Discussion tab, "The Generic-What to Bring Hiking details.
The hike departs at 5:00pm sharp. Please don't be late, you'll miss the hike, so plan ahead if you have not been to the Rock Spring Trailhead before. It takes at least 40 minutes to get to this trailhead from Hwy 101.
Watching the Sunset or something!