PRE-FULL MOON HIKE: Rush Creek (Easy: 4 Miles)

  • August 9, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Full moon hike along a fire-road.  Moonrise is at 7:15 PM. Not much elevation gain here (approximately 300'), so a change of pace from many of our more vertical hikes.

Directions to the trail head:

- From US 101 exit San Marin Drive/Atherton Avenue in Novato.

- Go east on Atherton Avenue about 0.2 mile

- Take the first left onto frontage road (Binford Rd., towards airport) and go just past the Park and Ride.

- Drive about 0.2 mile and park on either side of the road near the open space gate.

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 2.5 mph.  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.

TO BRING: snack, water, flashlight, wine if you want....

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 10 pm the previous evening.

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: 2-ish hours

Facilities: none

Dogs?: Well behaved dogs on leash are welcome

Dress in layers.

Bring your smile and great attitude!  We are ALL about trail enjoyment while respecting everyone’s time!

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 any of the designated locations.

Car pool locations:

SANTA ROSA: Coddingtown Mall parking lot in front of the Coddingtown library to leave by 6:30 PM

http://goo.gl/maps/dBMKd

PETALUMA-Lucky at the intersection of Lakeville and Caulfield Ln. Park closest to Payran St. suggested leave by 6:45 PM

http://goo.gl/maps/xA0qm

See you on the trail!

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  • Mary Ann R.

    It was "a marvelous night for a wanderers moon dance"! Chris, thank you for getting us all together.

    August 10

  • Christopher

    Thanks everyone for an enjoyable trek! This glowing event was complete with abundant food, great company and a sneak glimpse here-and-there of the almost-full moon!

    August 10

  • Bruce B.

    Anyone leaving from Coddingtown?

    August 9

  • Christian Q.

    I shall meet at the Coddingtown rendez vous by 6.30

    August 9

  • Christopher

    We should encounter a spectacular 'almost-full' moon! Hopefully, no fog will be rolling in. I'm bringing some snack items to share, feel free to bring something if you want to. Rumor has it that there might even be some wine. See everyone tonight!

    August 9

  • Marianne W.

    I can drive from Safeway. Prius fits 5

    August 8

  • veronica

    I'm sorry I'll have to miss this hike after all. Have a great time everyone!

    August 8

  • victoria E.

    I have a Ukulele and would bring it along if someone wants to play it!! I will eventually learn it!

    August 8

  • linda H.

    Does anyone need a ride from petaluma?

    August 7

  • Bruce B.

    Anyone leaving from Coddingtown?

    August 7

  • jeanne

    sorry I would have loved this hike if it had been in SR area.I work this weekend and get up very early.have fun

    1 · August 7

  • Christopher

    You might want to bring any type of 'portable'
    musical instruments that you have, violins,
    guitars, tuba's, etc as a full moon jam session
    during our short break would be fun!

    August 4

  • Christopher

    Wine is also welcomed...or other beverage of
    choice.

    August 4

  • Christopher

    You might want to bring any type of 'portable'
    musical instruments that you have, violins,
    guitars, tuba's, etc as a full moon jam session
    during our short break would be fun!

    August 4

  • Christopher

    Please bring some snacks or whatever to share as we will take a break and relax for a short while..

    July 24

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