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Hike to Hidden Carson Falls & Cataract Falls

We only do these two once or twice a year.   A two hike outing.  The 2nd hike is a halfway trek up to the pools of Cataract Falls. (This part is optional) Total distance for both is about 7.5 miles. 

Carson Falls has four sections to 80 feet high.  We will have our picnic lunch with wine at the base of these waterfalls. ** Yes; it will be hard to leave this place.  I use a very hidden special trail to get there.  Carson Falls trail is moderate & Cataract Falls is up in stages & is a bit more strenuous.  Plus you will  have just finished the first one with a  about a 1/2 hour break in between.

It's always a very breathtaking experience.  Bring plenty of Kodachrome for your camera. (Is Kodak still in Biz)  Ha,ha.

It could be misty in the am.  I'll have rain ponchos  & gloves for everyone. (If needed) .  Great mtn. top views & a lot more variety.  If you have never experienced these ; you are in for a real treat.

Also included: water, juice, tea, coffee, soda, energy & protein drinks, many different types of trail bars & snacks, gourmet fruit & nut packs, hiking poles, car shuttles & Wine (personal bottles) .

We meet at larkspur landing shopping Ctr.  On the sidewalk between the Marin Brew Co. & the 24 Hour Fitness Ctr.  By the small trees & tables & chairs facing the parking lot.   Bathrooms are down the ctr walkway & to the left or go left to Starbucks from the front. 

From this location we will shuttle to the very hard to find hike starting point.  The location is just West of Fairfax town .   About a 1/2 drive from L.Landing. 

NOTE:  I'll have an alternate meet up place near the hike starting location for parking if you wish to drive directly. 

The always fun dinner option follows.  This will be another long & glorious day in paradise.  

Bring layered clothes, xtra sox & shoes for later & good hiking shoes.  No gym shoes.  Bring a lunch.  If you forget, most are willing to share food.   I'll also have plenty of trail food & drinks. Most know that I never eat my sandwiches anyway.  So you can have mine.   (Maybe)

cost $25

And don't be No Show.   I really hate that !!   You only get 1 & 1/2 strikes & yer out !!    How does that 1/2  strike figure in ???   A math mystery ?

See you all then.

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  • Tom B.

    A blast as usual !! Great weather & such a great group of fun people. A puppy came along too. The super fun day ended with 20 of us having a great dinner.
    Sorry some missed it??? get out there ! You won't be disappointed. I promise.

    March 14, 2014

  • Tom B.

    Large fun group attending. Over 20.
    Get to L.Landing early by 9:15 am.

    March 7, 2014

  • Tom B.

    I posted this answer, but it did not stick as meetup was hacked & I had problems.
    The first hike (Carson Falls) should finish about 2:00-2;30 pm. They the optional (Cataract Falls) hike . (Also very beautiful) will start around 3:00 pm. Finish time about 5:00 pm. Dinner option follows. Or you could start on the 2nd falls hike & leave whenever you wish. We are only doing the beginning 1/3rd of this hike, but it's the best part.

    March 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have the same question about ending times - for both options. This sounds like great fun, but I do have plans later that day... Thanks.

    February 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tom can you please let me know approximate time we will finish? Thanks

    February 14, 2014

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