POINT REYES: TOMALES POINT
Moderate - easy hike, about 10 miles through rolling grasslands hills. 1000'+ easy climb.
What to see: Wildflowers, Tule Elk, Ocean, ....
Out and back hike.
for a description.
Be ready for sun (no shade), wind, and/or fog.
Start at 9:30. Hopefully this will be early enough for enough parking at this popular trail head. Try to get there a few minutes early so we can leave at 9:30.
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Keep in mind this is moderate - easy if 10 miles is ok for you. Please know that you are HAPPY to hike 10+ miles before signing up for this hike.
When: Leaving promptly at 9:30 AM, Saturday, September 7, 2013
Historic Pierce Point Ranch that is near the Elk Reserve!
At the end of Pierce Point. Road. - off Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Suggested Carpool locations:
Across from Sebastopol Vet Center entrance (282 S. High St.) Leaving at 7:50am
Park & Ride - South End of Redwood Dr & Gravenstein Highway (116 & 101 - Cotati) leaving at 8:05am. (15 min to Petaluma park and ride)
Petaluma Park Park and Ride, Lakeville St and 101 S:
leaving at 8:20am. (38 miles / 1hr - 4 mins to Meeting Location)
I will be swinging through the carpool locations listed and leaving at the listed times.
Other carpool locations: discuss as needed in comments below.
From the south suggestion: Lucas Valley Park'n'Ride Parking lot, Lucas Valley Road and 101. Just East of freeway, south side of road. Take Lucas Valley Road out towards Pt Reyes.
37 miles, 1 hr - 7 minutes from here per google maps.
From the North: Anywhere north of Petaluma stop. - Take San Antonio Road out towards Pt Reyes.
Trail-head depart Time: We should be on the trail promptly at 9:30am.
To participate in a hike, I require that you take responsibility for yourself and any guest(s) that you bring. This is actually spelled out in your agreement with meetup.com website. See especially section "6.2 Release" in "Meetup Terms of Service Agreement" at
While you are ultimately responsible for your comfort and safety, I also request that you are prepared. This includes:
Plenty of water!
Plenty of nourishment.
Sun protection. Sunscreen etc.
Protection from cold. Warm clothing in layers, appropriate socks, rain gear, emergency blanket,
Anything else you will require to ensure your own and guest(s) personal comfort and safety.
I also request that you
Are courteous and respectful of others.
Bring a positive attitude and open mind.
Take responsibility for yourself.
Respect the land we hike through.
Come ready for a good day.
Hope to see you there!