Directions/meeting point: (the meetup.com directions linked above are not always reliable) the meeting point will be at the Waddell Beach parking lot on Highway One, between Pescadero and Davenport. I'd recommend using this link to find it. I will be driving my Silver Subaru Impreza WRX, license plate ending in 468. I'll be wearing this black Sanzaru Games hoodie. I'll send out my cell to RSVPs (but as always there is no guarantee of reception)
This week's hike (suggested by Natalie) is the Skyline-to-the-Sea trail in Big Basin State park. We will start at the beginning of Skyline-to-the-Sea trail off Highway One. We will follow Skyline-to-the-Sea until the McCrary Ridge trail, which we will take as far as the Howard King trail. Howard King trail will descend down to Berry Creek falls, we will have lunch at the falls before returning along Skyline-to-the-Sea trail. This is a long, strenuous hike. It's around 14 miles with pretty serious elevation gain, I'd expect it to take around 7 hours in total.
Bring a headlamp or flashlight in case the end of the trip gets dark. Dress in layers, bring lots of water (2 liters at least), lunch and snacks. The hike starts a little earlier than usual at 10am, its fairly long hike so try and be there on time. Hopefully the weather will be good, but be prepared for rain and mud.
Carpooling recommended. If anyone needs a ride, Natalie is driving up from Outer Westside of San Francisco, I'm driving up from NOPA.
If anyone fancies a post-hike beer and a snack, we'll be heading over to Moss Beach Distillery after the hike, who have an awesome patio over looking the pacific (with fire pits and blankets).