-"The panorama from the 2,571-foot peak is breathtaking. On a clear day, view the Farallon Islands out to sea, the Marin County hills, Mount Diablo, San Francisco, and the hills and cities of the bay." -
This will be a 6 mile hike loop on Mount. Tamalpais with various degrees of incline. This hike has a moderate hiking level, which will be on established trails that can be rocky and steep in places. The elevation gain is up to 1000'.
Where we Meet:
We will be meeting at "Pantoll Ranger Station Park HQ parking lot". This parking lot is not very large so there will be limited available spaces. The fee for all day parking is $8.oo dollars cash.
An alternate to arrive at the Pantoll Ranger Station Park HQ parking lot, is to take the "Golden Gate Transit Route 61" from Manzanita Park and Ride; http://goo.gl/maps/eYAE7. This bus will arrive to the park and ride at 8:25am, please arrive 15min. early. This will be the only bus to get you to the meeting spot on time. It will depart from the Pantoll Ranger Station at 3:32pm. The bus fare should be $2.oo dollars each way. I've provided a link for you to verify the cost; http://goldengatetransit.org/fareprograms/. The Golden Gate Transit Route 61 schedule link is as follows; http://marintransit.org/routes/61.html
You may also carpool with someone driving to the parking lot at the ranger station or park and ride.
What food to bring:
Bring a brown bag lunch and plenty of water. Feel free to bring some snacks to eat along the way.
What shoes to wear:
Wear comfortable shoes with good tread. I recommend hiking shoes that protect your ankles. We will be hiking mostly off paved roads which are dirt and rocky trails.
Much was covered above, however the Pantoll Ranger Station Parking lot fee is $8.oo dollars.
We will be visiting the historical "Mountain Theater" which is an earthwork completed in 1930. This earthwork is constructed out of stone within the earth.
Dogs are not recommended.
*****Please bring a signed copy of the OA waiver to turn in..Please click the link gain access to print the waiver...http://files.meetup.com/2045381/REQUIRED%20Outdoor%20Afro%20Trip%20Waiver.pdf.*****
9:30 am.....everyone should begin to arrive
- individual introductions
- brief overview of the hike
10:00 am...We will begin our hike promptly.
- we will be making brief pitstops along the trail
for photo taking.
12:00 pm...We will be eating our lunch at the midpoint of
the hike. This will be a 30-45min. lunch break
3:00 pm.....We will be arriving back at the Pantoll Parking
We will be promptly starting the hike at 10:00 am, so be sure to arrive early. We will return back at the Pantoll parking lot at 3:00 pm. Once we arrive back at the parking lot, I would like to get a group photo before everyone leaves for the day.
From San Francisco:
From San Jose:
This event will be a blast. Let me know if you have any questions, feel free to contact me on my cell @ 510.691.8357. Please be sure to be on time, because we will be leaving promptly to begin the hike.