To quote another Meetup buddy who took this hike,
"Lush hills, pristine beach cove, and great views...this hike had it all".
The Plan: This will be a 9 mile hike. Yes, a bit longer than our usual, but we'll take it easy, no one will be pushed or left behind.
We'll hike from Tennessee Valley to Muir Beach where we'll have a snack and hang for a bit, then follow the inland trail to Tennessee Cove, where we'll have a meal, chilling on the beach and drinking wine (everyone bring a bottle and we'll have an informal wine tasting). From there we'll walk 1.5 miles back to the parking lot.
I'm rating this one moderate, though parts may be considered strenuous(depending on your condition).
Directions: From US 101 in Marin County, take the CA 1/Shoreline Highway exit. After about 0.5 mile, turn left onto Tennessee Valley Road. Go about 1.5 miles to the parking lot at the end of the road.
What To Bring:
Good Hiking Boots/shoes
Layered clothing, hat, sunscreen
At least 2 liters of water
snacks for our pre-lunch break during the hike
Food and more food to share (dried fruit/nuts/seeds, chips, dips, salsa, cheese/crackers, desserts - be creative!)
Vino to share at lunch (and paper cups)
Anything else you want to drink