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