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Hidden Gulch Falls & Audubon Canyon adventure !

  • First trip here this year.  Awesome 2 part trek. First part is a 1.3 mile warm up jungle like trek thru different terrain.  (Must have good hiking shoes)(No gym shoes)

    There will be rock & creek hopping, stooping, some climbing to get to the Falls.  It;'s my own trail & I have to get back there soon to clear it & cut away a fallen hillside with bushes & heavy scrub. it will take about 4 hours & 3 hours trvl time.

    We can rope down(easy) to bottom of the falls & also go up on top.  Your option.  Don't forget your cameras.  Try & locate the huge owl's nest. I'll have hiking poles for any who wish them.

    The 2nd portion takes us only 1 mile away for a wine picnic lunch.  The camoflaged bird viewing house is also cool to see.  Our trek starts uphill & is a 3.5 mile loop.  Altittude is to about 800 ft. with outstanding views of Bolinas lagoon & the ocean.  We will be under redwoods & many other trees with plank creek crossings & some small waterfalls.  We will go to the huge Swing & maybe the spooky Alis tree.

    On our ascent we will stop & see how the Herons & Snowy Egrets are doing on their nests. Spotting scopes are placed in a viewing area looking down into the nests.  Later in the year(Spring) one can see them hatching & feeding & teaching their young to fly.  All very interesting.

    I'll also show you a hidden location where hidden cameras are placed that take wonderful photos of all kinds of birds & animals walking across a log over a creek. My favorite is of the momma Bobcat with her two youngins & she has a huge snake in her jaws. Just walking along as content as can be going home for dinner.

    All the usual trail food, drinks & wine are  included.  Our optional social dinner event follows. Oysters anyone ?

    Cost is $25 & I'll be donating part back to the Audubon society. It's another long and super crappy day in another paradise.

    We will carpool & shuttle from L.Landing as there is very little parking at the first location. And it is extremely hard to find. I'll post more directions, etc. later.

    Don't miss this one.




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  • TJ

    minus my son. He changed his mind :(

    Like · Reply · 5h ago · Mute

  • Shari

    Hi Tom - Is there a location you can provide to meet you at the trailhead? My group is all coming from pretty far north. It would be better if we didn't have to go all the way to Larkspur to backtrack into the Pt. Reyes area.

    Like · Reply · 3 days ago · Mute

  • Deborah Geiger

    sorry will catch up on next hike - sorry to miss this one

    Like · Reply · 3 days ago · Mute

  • mgessay

    Hi Tom

    I would love to join you if there is room as the date comes closer.

    Like · Reply · 5 days ago · Mute

    • Tom Bold

      Aloha mgessay; Just come if you are really serious. There always are some (bad,bad,bad) no-shows !!

      Like · 3 days ago

  • Lindsey Dial

    I must apologize for my multiple cancels before I even go on one hike with you all. I have injured myself so have to lay low for a bit. Looking forward to some hikes soon!!

    Like · Reply · 3 days ago · Mute

  • Victoria Sudderth

    I still live in the Stockton area... Or I would. I grew up in Walnut Creek.... Hope to live there again sometime soon :)

    Like · Reply · 4 days ago · Mute

  • Vickie

    Willing to drive anyone from the Concord area.

    Like · Reply · 5 days ago · Mute

  • Mark Hall

    remove guest

    Like · Reply · March 14 · Mute

  • Robbie

    I will be there.

    Like · Reply · March 14 · Mute

  • TJ

    Yea :)

    Like · Reply · March 13 · Mute

  • Rosa Wylie

    Looking forward to another great hike!

    Like · Reply · March 1 · Mute

  • Judy Kahle

    If I go, I would love to have people to drive with from the Fairfield, Napa, Vacaville, Vallejo area.

    Like · Reply · February 28 · Mute

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  • Tom B.

    A day not to be missed. But alas, This group stayed on the couch. Awesome double hike , wine & waterfall adventure. Photos are on the Backroads site.

    April 3, 2013

  • Tom B.

    This is late as I forgot to post it & we have many coming. It's a great one !

    March 21, 2013

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