Hoo-Koo E-Koo and the Dirty Ol' Rail-Roads 16 mi - aka return to Marin

Great day for some trails. Somethings old. Somethings new. Sumthin' dirty. Sumthin' curvy.

Join us for an trail run from downtown Larkspur (120 Ward St) to Mtn Home Inn and back. 16 miles, mixture of trails and fire roads. Mostly a different routing on the way back, but not exactly a loop. About 2500' gain, 2/3 of it on the way out. Water: definitely bring some, and refill more at Mtn Home!

Food: bring some calories for the trail, and we can go for some real food afterwards.

All the regular reqts apply: bring water, fuel, electrolytes, marked map, prior experience with 16 miles/2500' gain on trails, and lots of positive attitude so that you can finish w/ a smile :)

On the close side of Marin (allow 35-40 min from Berk or Rockridge).  10 min rule so we meet at 8:30 am or a bit before and at 8:40 we're gone.

If you want a 10-mile 'lite' option (1300' gain) that keeps you with the group: drive to and start at an intermediate (different) rendezvous point at the gated end of Crown Road (420 Crown Rd works in Google Maps) You would need to show up at ~ 9 a.m. and look for the main group as we come through at 9:15 or a bit later - we'll stop and say hello before heading off again.  This alternate spot is a 10-minute drive from Larkspur Post Office, see this link for details: http://goo.gl/maps/XtqsO If you want this option, let us know with your RSVP and/or email me by Friday night.  This wasn't my idea but it worked well last time...

Here's a map of the full 16-mile route - take a look and bring a copy link:http://files.meetup.com/948670/Hoo%20Koo%20E%20Koo%20and%20the%20Dirty%20Ol%27%20Rail-Roads.jpg

 

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  • David U.

    February 25, 2013

  • Dallas

    Fantastic trail with excellent views. The company was stellar. Thank you to Drew for organizing.

    February 24, 2013

  • Drew

    BTW, i think i left my lt. green cap at the starting point -- if you saw it, let me know, thanks.

    February 24, 2013

  • Anna

    Fantastic route with great views!

    February 24, 2013

  • Arslan M.

    Good times

    February 24, 2013

  • Drew

    Thanks to all that joined us. Good pace, great weather, nice to have everyone re-unite on Southern Marin Line / Crown Rd.

    2 · February 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was such a beautiful day to run. Thanks to Drew for organizing.

    February 23, 2013

  • Drew

    Don't see anyone going for the "lite" option so we'll look for everyone at Ward St.

    February 22, 2013

  • Fernando

    Anybody driving from SF? I would love to get a ride is someone has room...

    February 22, 2013

    • Drew

      Click on his pic, you'll see an envelope that say "email Michael" click on that .... goes thru the Meetup system (I don't have his direct address). Hope it works...

      February 22, 2013

    • Fernando

      thanks, will do

      February 22, 2013

  • kierstan

    Heading to Tahoe....will miss this run. I've been " training" for it for awhile but the fresh snow is calling my name.

    February 22, 2013

    • Drew

      we'll miss you Kierstan - enjoy the snow!

      February 22, 2013

  • Drew

    Please update your RSVP if your plans have changed. We'll see y'all in the morning for some fine running!

    February 22, 2013

  • Arslan M.

    bring your cups. I'll bring some Pale Ale :)

    2 · February 21, 2013

    • Drew

      maybe something incognito like a coffee cup or mug, i wouldn't want anyone to get in trouble on the street in downtown Larkspur :)

      February 22, 2013

    • Arslan M.

      I figured that is understood :) Coffee mugs work well

      February 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anna, I'm driving from Rockridge BART as usual so I can save your spot. But there's still time till the run so if someone offers a ride from Berkeley area and it's more convenient for you, you might want to take it since it might be easier for you. Just let me know what you will do as the run becomes close :)

    January 29, 2013

    • Arslan M.

      I can wait for you guys on the off ramp. 580 & Central in El Cerrito. Quick stop on the way.

      February 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ok, we will be there around a bit before 8am, Arslan. I will send you my cell phone number just in case we can't find you. See you on Saturday!

      February 21, 2013

  • Drew

    There a few good after-run lunch options for those interested ... we'll pick one tbd.
    Current NWS forecast for Sat a.m. is mostly sunny, high of 58 F.

    February 21, 2013

    • Anna

      Great weather! And thanks for an awesome marked map once again.

      February 21, 2013

  • Drew

    Last time going at a moderate pace with a few breaks was back around noon (OK, the last 3 miles wasn't moderate, I was solo for that). Optional lunch at Marin Brewing Co, Iron Springs in Fairfax, or alternatively somewhere in old-town Larkspur if not too crowded.

    February 1, 2013

    • Anna

      Yes to fooooood!

      February 20, 2013

    • Drew

      Katie - I understand. I call recovery time "Duty Now for the Future" :-)

      1 · February 21, 2013

  • Albert

    Have to work :(

    February 21, 2013

  • Lida

    not able to run :(

    February 19, 2013

  • Rebecca C.

    I'm a maybe. If I'm there, possibly plus 2.

    February 13, 2013

  • kierstan

    hey drew, can i cross post in the SF trail runners group? We'd love to join you guys. I remember that run from last year. I will NOT get lost this year ;)

    January 9, 2013

  • Rebecca C.

    I'm a maybe. If I'm there, possibly plus 2.

    January 7, 2013

  • Albert

    Just 2500'?

    January 7, 2013

  • Drew

    ooo gotta love that 'copy' option...

    January 6, 2013

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