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Mussel Rock City Park Field Trip

At the north end of Pacifica is a little known spot of great geological importance. This location is so significant in California Geology that John McPhee opens his book Assembling California at this spot (suggested reading). In the morning we will make our way down to the edge of the sea where waves crash against spectacular rocky sea stacks a great chance to observe and sketch waves and rocks. The walk is not far so we can leave our potluck lunches in the cars. We will sketch until noonish and then enjoy our famous BANJC Potluck. After lunch I will give a mini workshop on waves and surf before heading out on the beach to explore a way of enhancing curiosity through the pages of a sketchbook. The short path between the lunch spot and the beach is a bit of a scramble. Sturdy shoes are recommended.

Directions: From CA-1 S toward Pacifica. Take the Palmetto Ave exit toward Manor Drive.Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Monterey Road/Palmetto Avenue. Turn right onto Palmetto Avenue. You will see a McDonald's on the left. This is a great place to use the bathroom if you are so inspired (There are no bathrooms at the site but you can also use to these bathrooms during lunch. Our cars will be close by.). Turn left onto Westline Drive and follow it to the end, just keep left and you will do fine. We will meet in the parking lot at the end of the road. If you are using a GPS, the coordinates are: N37˚39.983' W122˚29.675'.

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  • Barrie S.

    Great aummer fog outing! Great leader, great spot, great spottings, great views, great people, great potluck, great 100 year old maps. I'll be back.

    July 28, 2013

  • Donna C.

    Beautiful rugged cool and foggy, coyote sighting and cormorants galore...Nor Cal coast at its best. Lovely and artistic people as well-a great day!

    July 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Educational, enthusiastic, warm, talented people in the group. Leader is great! Amazing landscape.

    1 · July 28, 2013

  • daniele

    alas, need to job-hunt. :(

    July 28, 2013

  • Barrie S.

    trying to get everyone out of bed!

    July 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I won't be able to make it tomorrow!

    July 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am a newbie. What should I bring for sketching? A sketch book and pencil? Any preference for potluck? Thanks.

    July 27, 2013

  • Jon W.

    Sketching in Big Sur a little closer to home. Sounds like another amazing outing, enjoy!

    July 18, 2013

  • Jon W.

    Sketching in Big Sur a little closer to home. Sounds like another amazing outing, enjoy!

    July 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm driving from San Rafael, if anyone would like to carpool/pitch in for gas. Thanks

    July 11, 2013

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