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Angel Island Adventure and Birthday (May and June) BASH....10 mi! 1400 ft appx.

This trip is spectacular...it's like taking a vacation without really going anywhere!  We first hike up to Angel Island's highest peak, Mt. Livermore, for a fabulous view of the Bay Area! We then walk around the 5 mile perimeter (road walking) for a complete tour of the island.  By the time you are finished you will have explored the whole island!!   It's a birthday bash to celebrate all of our May and June Birthdays so bring a portable , a wrapped gift, some festive beverage and your energy and enthusiasm!  It's a day of exploration and adventure!

We will take the 10am ferry from Tiburon.  The hike is 9.5 miles with a relatively mild altitude gain of around 800 feet. The view from the top of Mt Livermore is incomparable.  You really have to see it to believe it.  The island is loaded with history and places to explore. 

 To get to the ferry you just follow Tiburon Blvd 4 miles into downtown Tiburon. Turn right on Main St. The ferry is located on the left at 21 Main St. Parking is available in paid lots. I park in the Wells Fargo or Bank of America lots and it is $5 for all day parking.  Just keep an eye out as you travel down the main street of Tiburon and you will see the all day parking lot signs.   You need a five dollar bill as some of the machines don't dispense change.    From there it is an easy 10 minute walk down to the ferry landing.  If you would like a map of parking lots available you can see the map at www.angelislandferry.com. The ferry is $13.50.  The ferry is located on the left at 21 Main St. Please note: it is a 10 minute walk from most of the parking areas to the ferry location. Come prepared with $13.50 for island activities and $ towards parking and car pooling.  $7 appx.

We plan to take the 3:30 ferry back to Tiburon. 

Please read and be familiar with the guidelines of the group as listed below.  It’s important before you come on a Wanderer hike that you agree and are prepared with the following.

As always:

  • We combine enjoyment of the trail with respect for everyone’s time.   A steady pace and we just keep going!  If you are in the lead you will end up waiting at trail junctions.  If you are in the back you will be asked to do your best to keep up with the group and at waiting points the group may move on as soon as you are within sight.  Our pace averages 2.5mph.  We do get separated from time to time as everyone walks their own pace but please bear in mind that you will need to be able to stay within a reasonable distance from the group.  Make sure this is something you are prepared for and would enjoy
  • Please always check your email the night before just in case there are any necessary adjustments to the hike details.  Cancellations or any adjustments will be posted by 10pm the previous evening.
  • RSVP etiquette must be followed. Only RSVP when you can commit to attend. Once you have RSVP'd if you have an emergency that means you have to cancel please change your RSVP by 5pm the prior day. This will avoid a "no-show" reflecting on your participation history. Over 3 "no-shows" might mean we have to excuse you from the group. We try very hard to respect each other in this group.
  • Give yourself time to find the trail head so that you arrive prior to the scheduled time.  That is the time we head out on the trail.  It would be disappointing to miss having you on the hike due to late arrival.  You will be left behind if you are not ready to head out at the hike start time.
  • Wear comfortable hiking shoes with good rugged soles that are well broken in.
  • Duration: ALL day!!
  • Facilities: at the trail head
  • Dogs?: none allowed
  • Bring plenty of water.  More than one bottle is usually a good idea.
  • Dress in layers.  The hike starts off cool, especially the ferry ride but rapidly warms up.
  • Bring a potluck item and something festive to drink along with a wrapped gift...it's a birthday bash!!
  • Bring your smile and great attitude!  We are ALL about trail enjoyment while respecting everyone’s time!

See you on the trail!

 

Car pool etiquette- First and foremost....come prepared to drive. Yes.....I know.....a lot of you are trying to car pool because you don't want to or can't drive for whatever reason. I don't want you to be disappointed, so if you can't drive please be aware that you might not be able to join the hike. There is always that risk if you are counting on others to be your transportation. There may be no others wanting to car pool from your selected location or there might be a lot of people and everyone might want to ride. You might arrive late, be in the wrong spot or get stopped by a swarm of your paparazzi...come prepared to drive to the trail head if you want to hike! If we have a gang wanting to ride we determine who gets the rider seats by who has most recently been a driver in the past. This is worked out based by who shows up at the car pool location. We can't guarantee anyone a seat because we never know until that day who will show up. We do our best to work it out and make everyone happy but we need everyone to pitch in and help make it work! General rule of thumb for riders...$5 one hour or less to trailhead $8 over one hour to trailhead Please insist your driver accept the money. It's to cover more than gas money...it's the wear and tear on the vehicle. We like to take care of our drivers!Then PLEASE if possible try to use the locations below. The more locations we have the less effective we are and it's so much more complicated. Exceptions would be if you are not close to either location.

Car pool locations:

WINDSOR:Safeway lot across from (the now closed) Dennys, depart 8:15<</span>

http://goo.gl/maps/6V9K7 

SANTA ROSA: Coddingtown Mall parking lot in front of the Coddingtown library to leave by 8:25

http://goo.gl/maps/dBMKd

PETALUMA-Lucky at the intersection of Lakeville and Caulfield Ln. Park closest to Payran St. suggested leave by 8:45

http://goo.gl/maps/xA0qm



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  • Brenda P.

    Spectacular birthday bash! Us gemini's (and Tauras and Cancer) really do now how to have a birthday party. Thanks Leigh and everyone for celebrating life and longevity with all of us.

    June 17, 2013

    • Don

      I thought you were a Gemini Brenda.....

      June 18, 2013

  • Renee (.

    Great hike, wonderful friends, and an awesome location, what a wonderful way to celebrate, many many thanks to everyone.

    June 17, 2013

  • Anita O.

    I enjoyed the ferry, the island, the views, the weather, the birthdays, the stunning pictures and all of you! (-:

    June 17, 2013

  • Richard P.

    GIFTS: Thanks to whoever donated my gift of an Annadel State Park map. It's perfect for me in that it's practical and takes up little space.
    Thank you Viki for driving me to Tiburon - that's a gift - and to those who captured me having fun 'cos I'm usually on the other end of the camera.

    2 · June 16, 2013

    • Richard P.

      Yup. I used it today. It doesn't list the champagne stops though.

      1 · June 16, 2013

    • Hank F.

      I will contact REI and tell them to add the champagne stops in the next edition of the map!!

      2 · June 17, 2013

  • Mary A.

    Superlatives don't fully reach the heights of this group and this event! An excellent to the max Day!

    2 · June 16, 2013

  • Larry D.

    The Birthday hike is a great reason to get together with a growing number of friends to celebrate life and each other. Good times form happy memories. Who doesn't need those?

    3 · June 16, 2013

    • patrick k.

      Larry, you said it and I couldn't agree with you more my good friend. It's why we're here.

      2 · June 16, 2013

  • Marianne

    Hikes with Leagh are always the best!

    1 · June 16, 2013

  • Kathy

    What a beautiful day hiking and celebrating with wonderful people!

    2 · June 16, 2013

  • Marie-Noelle

    And a happy Father's Day today to all the dads out there!

    3 · June 16, 2013

  • Dese'

    Many are posting to my photos, something I am grateful for. It's a passion, a way of expression, an avenue of financial reward since my early days in Manhattan covering the rock scene, Grenwich Village, the infamous bars, Filmore East. Life took many tours, detours, and missed stops signs. Never got caught :). Lugging the boat anchor, a venerable Canon 4.2 megapixel monster that started my digital migration, circa 2001, precious. You're all great sports, models, beautiful people. Thank you.

    3 · June 16, 2013

  • patrick k.

    The wonderful Wanderers recapturing The Summer of Love on a beautiful Island in the Bay just happens to float my boat. :) A thousand thank u's for a super special Birthday!!!

    2 · June 16, 2013

  • Ken

    Such a Wandererful day on the island. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to all the May and June birthday boys and girls!!!

    June 16, 2013

  • Marie-Noelle

    A celebration that couldn't be beat on Angel Island thank you! Happy birthday to the May and June babes and it was great to see all my Wandering friends!

    1 · June 16, 2013

  • Hank F.

    It was an EPIC day on a beautiful island with a great group of hikers. Happy Birthday to all the May and June Wanderers!!!

    June 16, 2013

  • Dese'

    Birthdays were always so fun as a little kid growing up in Little Italy back east. There was Mom and Dad, Nonna, and Grandpa. Zio Antonio. Everyone Italian has one of those...Such memories. Flash way way forward...But never in my dreams would I have expected so many happy faces celebrating numero 60. Wanderers. So perfect a place for a Gemini. You guys are just so amazing. Thank you.

    2 · June 16, 2013

    • Shawna

      Congrats on the reaching the big six oh milestone!

      1 · June 16, 2013

  • Kathie B.

    What a lovely day! Happy Birthday Leigh and all the May-June birthday people. It was great to see everyone.

    1 · June 16, 2013

  • Stan S.

    Great day to be on the Island. Congrats to all of the birthday kids. Good thing that Leigh’s name is not Alexandria or Wilhelmina, otherwise we would still be icing cupcakes.

    6 · June 16, 2013

  • Marinoly R.

    I can't imagine a better birthday party than what we had at Angel Island! Thank you Leigh for letting the Wanderers celebrate with you! Amazing group, it was so much fun! And thank you Kathy for the after lunch Hope we will be celebrating together when we are 90! :)

    3 · June 16, 2013

  • Marcelyn

    There was some partyin' goin' on. Wow, that's a LOT of wanderers! Happy b'day to the May and Juners, thanks to the many who shared tasty treats. So good to see everyone! Let summer begin!!

    2 · June 15, 2013

    • Dese'

      Thanks Marcelyn, great to see you and yes, "summer is a time and place for dancing in the streets"...

      1 · June 16, 2013

  • susette

    A spectacular day in the middle of the bay! 360 degrees of magnificentness (is that a word?!). A great time with the unhordelike (Jim!), smiling, laughing, hiking go any where Wanderers!!! : )

    1 · June 16, 2013

  • Shawna

    Neither cold nor wind nor gloom of fog stays these Wanderers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.

    1 · June 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i am planning on taking the ferry from SF. Where do I meet you on Angel island ? Should i just wait at the ferry terminal ? what time do you plan to arrive ?
    Is their a contact phone number that is sent out , if you like i can send mine to the organizer incase that helps to be in touch. Looks like I will be the only on from SF / Ferry building so it might be helpful to have contact info incase there are delays, this is my first time with this group, do not know anyone. Thanks.

    June 14, 2013

    • Jim P.

      Shiela, we will be on the same ferry from pier 41 to AngeLand and should have no problem finding the IHN (of Wonderful Wanderers). You can reach me at[masked] 0434. I will turn my cell phone on AFTER I reach pier 41.

      June 14, 2013

    • Leigh

      Sorry we missed you Shiela, both Jim and I were on the lookout for you....

      June 15, 2013

  • Mary A.

    What a great DAY! A very special B-Day! I'm so glad Princess Brenda talked me in to staying another couple of days to join in on the fun. And what fun! Thank you Leigh and Leigh-Clones for a really great day to celebrate my 71 spring/summers. But how did Paul get in Leigh's B-Day gift bag? Hmmmmm, the mystery plot thickens. Maybe some of you will come to Telluride this summer, hike the mountains with me and whisper the solution to the mystery of Paul? And more importantly, pray for miracles? Remember: "Mi casa es tu casa". Hugz n kisses - and see you in September!

    June 15, 2013

  • Leigh

    Ok....I would like to gush about how this was my best birthday ever...which it was and thank you all very much and how I wish the other May and June birthday people wonderful birthdays BUT a very STRANGE thing happened. I was unloading the car and there were a few birthday gifts left over to put in the Wanderer gift bag for future birthday bashes so I did that and then I was gathering the wonderful things I personally was given and I had this random brown bag that I couldn't place. I couldn't remember if this bag was for me personally or was for the Wanderer's bag....Sooooo I thought...I'll open it and the contents might help me figure out if it was meant for me. You can imagine my reaction when I discovered PAUL!!!!!!!! For those of you that are unfamiliar with Paul.....a rubber snake that has been passed from hiker to unsuspecting hiker.
    OH...you sneaky person..what a great way to pass on Paul...I'm can't remember who did it...darn!!!!! Now I'm stuck! Watch out!!! Thank you ALL!

    2 · June 15, 2013

  • Kathy

    Stellar day; lots of fun, laughter, food, and celebratory beverages.

    1 · June 15, 2013

  • Nichole

    Amazing!

    June 15, 2013

  • Trish

    A celebratory event! Champagne, cupcakes, cannon balls....best views in the Bay Area! Happy Birthday to Leigh and all of the May and June birthday peeps!

    1 · June 15, 2013

  • Richard P.

    Leigh was right. It was just like a vacation when we jumped on the ferry. Angel Island would be a terrific location for a Photography hike. Thanks to all my subjects who brought me food and drink and engaged me in stimulating conversation - that's all of you!

    1 · June 15, 2013

  • Leigh

    Hi Everyone!! I'm going to need some help carrying birthday presents, hats and icy champagne. Please try to leave some room or anyone that can bring a bigger pack would be a hero! Thanks!

    June 15, 2013

  • Jose T.

    Sorry. I hurt my leg last night. Marinoly is going

    June 15, 2013

  • Leigh

    Please respond to this conversation if you will be in PETALUMA. If you aren't interested in hearing about the Petaluma car pool participants you can MUTE this comment(see option below) and not receive any messages added to this conversation.

    1 · March 13, 2013

    • veronica

      I would also like to join you Kathy! :)

      June 15, 2013

    • Anita O.

      I'll be at the Petaluma car pool

      June 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Car troubles
    Next time

    June 15, 2013

  • Leigh

    Please respond to this conversation if you will be in SANTA ROSA. If you aren't interested in hearing about this particular car pool participants you can MUTE this comment(see option below) and not receive any messages added to this conversation.

    March 13, 2013

    • elaine m.

      not at Coddingtown... Carpooling w Cecelia ....see'ya at Tiburon

      June 14, 2013

    • Dese'

      Chef Tony update - DeseC will NOT be at Coddingtown, see you in Tiburon !!! BTW bringing sheet music for the ferry trip sing along

      June 15, 2013

  • elaine m.

    carpool changed ... Valley of the Moon ... not CODDINGTOWN
    joining Cecelia & Larry & Stan from

    June 14, 2013

  • Larry D.

    I have changed my carpool information: Cecelia, napa-Stan and I are meeting for carpool at 121 / 116 / Arnold drive and will be leaving there at 8:40. We have room for one more rider. Larry

    June 14, 2013

    • elaine m.

      is there a park lot at121/116/arnold??? .. if yes, I will join you .... will contact Cecelia now ... thanx

      June 14, 2013

  • Leigh

    All is well....the jello shots are made and chilling and the champagne is on ice!!! I'm ready to CELEBRATE some birthdays!!!!!
    See you tomorrow......make sure to bring your party hats!

    3 · June 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can I bring someone now that some are not able to make it?

    June 14, 2013

  • Leigh

    Please respond to this conversation if you will be in WINDSOR. If you aren't interested in hearing about the Windsor car pool participants you can MUTE this comment(see option below) and not receive any messages added to this conversation.

    March 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Margaret& Mary Anne - Sorry I have to bail out - I won't be able to do the hike :( See you next time!

      June 14, 2013

    • Sara

      Well I'm in! Just signed up and willing to carpool. Margaret let me know where and what time.

      June 14, 2013

  • Kathy

    Just talked with Leigh - THIS IS NOT A POT LUCK!!!!! Bring your own lunch as we're each on our own for food! Bring something to share if you like, but it's optional.

    June 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I regret relinquishing my coveted spot, as my dad has requested my presence; so May You ENJOY & C U soon!

    June 14, 2013

  • Rosemarie G.

    change of plans, cant go after all, but will go on the hike FRi.

    June 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Off to Tahoe for the weekend...Happy Birthday to all the Wanderer's celebrating

    June 13, 2013

  • Kelsey W.

    Happy Birthday to all and most especially The Instigator, Leigh!!! I will miss you.

    June 13, 2013

  • Thanya A.

    Something has come up with my mom - have a good time everyone!

    June 12, 2013

    • Brenda P.

      We will miss you and I hope all is well.

      1 · June 12, 2013

  • Resurecion "Richie" A.

    Oh man! I always miss out the big events. I have my own big events on this date. (My Wedding Day). Well have fun guys.

    1 · May 9, 2013

  • Jim P.

    I will be taking the ferry from San Francisco - since it's a 10 minute walk from where I live. IF the boats are on time, I should get there 5 minutes before the Invading Horde from the North...

    2 · June 10, 2013

    • susette

      Invading Horde or fabulously fun group of Wanderers?! : )

      June 12, 2013

    • Ken

      All of the above...

      June 12, 2013

  • Arlene P.

    I'm sorry, company is coming

    1 · June 12, 2013

  • Mary A.

    Happy B-Day to all of us Gemini - 2-faced as we may be...lol...yet let's all enjoy being the life of the party and wishing Fearless, Generous, Beautiful Leigh a most Happy B-Day!

    June 11, 2013

  • janet

    Coddingtown for me

    June 11, 2013

  • George

    Sorry, can't make it this time.

    June 11, 2013

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