Hike at Bon Tempe and Pot Luck at Jocee's

  • April 27, 2013 · 3:00 PM
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Hello there Social Butterflies:

We need to repeat the hike and potluck again this month.. We had a great time.. Therefore, if you have sometime please join us again in my humble home. If any of you are available to hike, come earlier at 1pm so we can hike at Bon Tempe. There's so many beautiful trails here in Marin. We need to explore them as a group. Potluck begins after the hike...We will meet in my home for the hike and potluck. As we get closer to the event I will let you know my address..

Hope you can make it ..  Jocee can't have more than 20 people  in my humble abode ... mean humble...and you are one of the special few...

Met some wonderful new friends and lets  continue to nurture friendships by contunuing to moderate and add more events to our meet ups.



About Bon Tempe:

In brief:
5 mile loop through chaparral and deep woods, on the northern flank of Mount Tamalpais.

Distance, category, and difficulty:
This 5 mile loop hike is moderate, with about 700 feet in elevation change. Trailhead elevation is around 690 feet. The featured hike's high point is around 1253 feet. The elevation change may seem minimal, but the featured hike is not easy. There are steep sections along Rocky Ridge and Kent Trails, and some short scrambles over fallen trees and rocks along Alpine Lake. Rocky Ridge is indeed well-named and the trail can leave your feet sore so wear sturdy boots. High temperatures exacerbate hiking difficulty here. There are easier and harder hikes originating from Bon Tempe. A map with topography, such as the Olmsted Brothers, A Rambler's Guide to the Trails of Mount Tamalpais and the Marin Headlands, is a good source for hike planning.

A mixture of full sun and deep shade.

Trail traffic:

Trail surfaces:
Dirt trails and fire roads.

Hiking time:
3 hours.

Nice year round.

$7 entrance fee (self-register is entrance kiosk is unattended). Gravel parking lot. Maps available (for a fee) at the kiosk when it is staffed. No drinking water. There's one portable toilet near the trail entrance, and a second at the end of the dam. No designated handicapped parking. People in wheelchairs may be able to squeeze through the stile at the trail entrance, but trails are not wheelchair-friendly. There's a pay phone at the Lake Lagunitas Trailhead, at the end of Sky Oaks Road. There is no direct public transportation to this trailhead.

There's a $7 per car fee to get in so we need to carpool from my home..Please wear layered clothing, your hiking shoes, a hat, water bottle and of course your potluck donation...

Please make sure you bring some cash for the car fee..


Bon Tempe trail head

At the confluence of Van Wyck Creek and Alpine Lake


View of Alpine Lake from Rocky Ridge Fire RoadKent Trail

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  • geoff

    for some reason these 7 sent photos are not included with the appropriate event.
    OR the sets of photo albums per events. Is it me or some other glitch?


    April 28, 2013

  • Joel K.

    Huh? Did I say I was coming? If so, I'm sorry, but I wasn't aware that I had registered. Sorry to miss it - hope you had fun!

    April 27, 2013

  • Elizabeth (.

    I'll do a hot pasta dish

    April 27, 2013

  • Vi

    I am making chile. I still don't have an address can you please e mail me or call me at[masked]
    Thanks Vi

    April 27, 2013

  • Jocee

    We really need at least 5 favorite dish.. This is a favorite dish potluck...and if you don't have time please bring your favorite appetizers or favorite frozen meal.. We can heat it up in the oven.. smiles!
    We have enough salads thank you. We need at least 5 favorite potluck dish. Only two has volunteered to bring a favorite potluck dish. I would appreciate it.. Salamat.. Thanks!

    April 24, 2013

  • Tricia

    I'm bringing a Taco Salad.

    April 23, 2013

  • Jocee

    Please let me know what you are bringing the next four days.. If you don't I presume you are not going!

    April 23, 2013

  • Jocee

    Hello there my friends.. so let me know what your favorite dish .... Who is bringing what... please keep in mind this is a favorite potluck dish.. entrees.. appetizers .. thanks for understanding and your cooperation.. plates, glasses, napkins and utensils are supplied

    April 23, 2013

  • Diana K

    not this one, hopefully the next one, sounds fun

    April 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi! Where do we meet? I have a parking pass for the watershed and can take a few people in my car.

    April 21, 2013

    • Jocee

      When we get closer to the event, I will let you know where we will meet.. I mentioned it but I believe the print is too small.. but we will meet at my home for the hike at 1pm and the potluck at 5pm...

      April 21, 2013

  • Vi

    I can being salad

    April 19, 2013

  • linda b.

    Sounds good but I'm going to Vegas!

    April 19, 2013

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