Sierra Singles Shell Beach 2B Hike

Enjoy a scenic, moderate but steady paced, 9.5mi. hike through shady woods to four beaches on Tomales Bay. Return to trailhead c.5pm (6pm if we swim). Hike is followed by an optional dinner or drink.

Bring: lunch, liquids, sturdy shoes, and layered clothing. We may take swimming break at beach depending on weather and tide, so swimsuit is an option (too public to be optional).

Meet: Shell beach parking lot.

Directions: from Fairfax take Sir Francis Drake Blvd north to Olema. Turn right on Hwy 1. Go about 2 miles, turn left on Sir Francis Drake to Inverness. Go about 5 miles, turn right on Camino Del Mar (just after town of Inverness) continue 0.5 miles until road ends at the parking lot.

Carpools: You may make carpool arrangements by offering or requesting rides in comments below or e-mailing other hike participants directly. It is best to check below to see whether the ride you want is already being offered before posting a separate request for a ride, or the person offering the ride may assume that you made a separate post because you do not want a ride from them. Traditional carpool start locations for this hike are 9:30AM at any of (1) Rockridge BART (at the east entrance/taxi area off Keith Ave.), (2) North Berkeley BART (entrance), or (3) in San Francisco at the northwest corner of Geary Blvd. and Funston Ave.

Leader: Tom Hinshaw, (510)[masked] (cell[masked]), or [masked]

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  • Paul

    awesome. enjoyed the different beaches, the sharks, and the people. Not to mention the variety of fauna and flora.

    August 13, 2013

  • Doan D.

    Thanks Tom for organizing. I had a great time and met some wonderful people! :)

    August 10, 2013

  • Denise

    Thank you Tom for hosting a nice hike. I enjoyed swimming at Pebble Beach. I also enjoyed Punjabi Burrito a lot!

    August 10, 2013

  • Seth F.

    I can pick up riders at MacArthur BART station. Have room for two more.

    August 8, 2013

    • Seth F.

      Yes, I have room. I haven't decided about dinner. I'm not sure where we would meet. Could you meet me at El Cerrito BART at 10:00?

      August 9, 2013

    • Mike

      Sorry. I lost internet last night and just got it back. My dog got sprayed by a skunk late yesterday as well. I need to take care of that because the house is for sale. I did call and cancel though. Hope you had a great hike!

      August 10, 2013

  • Chen

    Can't make it sorry

    August 10, 2013

  • Janan

    anyone driving from berkeley that i could join? I'd be happy to pitch in for gas.

    August 2, 2013

    • Barry

      I live in Berkeley, am willing to offer a ride and **I am staying for dinner.** Call me at[masked] if you'd like to be picked up at your home or at N. Berkeley BART.

      1 · August 8, 2013

    • Shiela

      Barry left you a vm. pl. let me know what time at n berkeley bart. thanks

      August 9, 2013

  • Keith

    I will be driving from Pleasanton near 580/680 and have room for 3 others. cell is 925 4one3-84six7 probably around 9-9:30

    August 9, 2013

  • Joni

    Sorry...I will miss going!

    August 9, 2013

  • JohnB

    Offering a ride from San Francisco, meeting around 9:45 a.m. at Clement St. and 14th Avenue. Best to contact me via text or phone 415.652.8322. Can also pick up at GG Bridge for Marina and Presidio dwellers.

    August 9, 2013

  • Mike

    Are there any car pools from the East Bay? I live in Martinez.

    August 9, 2013

  • Sandy

    Looking for a ride from SF. Happy to pitch in for gas!

    August 3, 2013

    • Mira

      I can drive from SF. Email me and we'll coordinate. I have room for 3 plus me (4 total) if anyone else wants a ride from the City.

      August 4, 2013

    • Jyothi

      Mira, if you still have room I would like to join you on the ride from SF.

      August 7, 2013

  • Doan D.

    How many feet of elevation changes are we talking about for this 9 miles hike (approx) ? Thanks

    August 5, 2013

    • Tom H.

      It is somewhere a little over 1000 feet, taking into account ups and downs on the trial. In the jargon of the local chapter Sierra Club, the code "2B" translates into a hike of between 6 and 10 miles in length and 1000 to 2000 feet in elevation gain (see http://sfbay.sierracl...­ ).

      1 · August 5, 2013

  • Chris

    Looking forward to my first event in this group. Fairly new to Bay Area.

    August 5, 2013

  • Shiela

    i am looking to join a carpool from the east bay, newark / fremont area,happy to share gas cost.. I can start one if needed.

    August 3, 2013

  • Steffan

    Looking forward to some fresh ocean air!

    August 2, 2013

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