20 miles is making some of you queasy... so I've come up with a 16 mile option that cuts out the Rift Zone stroll... nearly the same amount of ups and downs... just not the flat 4 mile trek at the end. This option will require a bit of cooperative carpooling between Bear Valley and 5 Brooks.
Since Susan couldn't make the Wittenberg Loop on 5/17 , Here's a longer variation on the same theme. I'm going to call this one very aggressive...
We'll be on Pt. Reyes again... this hike is big enough that y'all will see me use a day-pack with hydration and my sticks...
What we get: Forests, Vistas, Ocean, Geology, Seismology, Flora, Fauna and most of all friendship.
This is a 19.62 mi route in Pt Reyes. The route has a total ascent of[masked] ft and has a maximum elevation of 1,307.87 ft. This route was created on 05/12/2014.
Bring Layers, sufficient hydration for 9+ hours of hiking, snacks, good humor, shoes with soulful soles, hiking sticks, fortitude, attitude and gratitude.
Large fissures along the rift trail or an invasion of Jack Finney imagineered body snatching seed pods cancels... see: wikipedia entry
note: my apologies to Jack Finney's daughter, my friend, and former high school classmate, Margie..