Sierra Singles Shell Beach Hike

Enjoy a scenic, moderate but steady paced, 9.5 mile (2B) hike through shady woods to four beaches on Tomales Bay. Return to trailhead by c. 5pm (6pm if we swim). Hike is followed by an optional dinner or drink. This is a good hike for beginners in for a bit of a challenge.

Cancellation: Any rain cancels.

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.

Traditional Carpool Start Locations (make sure someone is going to be there): 9:30am at any of (1) Rockridge BART (east entrance), (2) North Berkeley BART (entrance), and (3) in San Francisco at the northwest corner of Geary Blvd and Funston Ave.

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

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  • Alison

    A big thank you to Tom for organizing this hike. It was a beautiful day with very nice views of Tomales Bay and very friendly people.

    September 16, 2012

  • Shiela

    Two people waiting at Rock ridge Bart. Carpool no show. Waiting from 9.15 a.m called organizer 8 times. Not a good for Sierra club to organise the carpool and then not communicate.

    September 15, 2012

    • Tom H.

      A much more manageable 27. :-)

      September 15, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Not good for Shiela to sign up for a ride in a shared, rented car and not show up or call to cancel. We waited for you at North Berkeley BART, Shiela.

      September 16, 2012

  • Shiela

    Irresponsible folks and disorganized

    September 15, 2012

  • Shiri

    Is hike route posted in detail ? Will reach 11:45 :(

    September 15, 2012

  • Wolfe

    Hey, this is fairly late notice, but is anyone either still looking for a carpool (I have a car, in outer sunset,sf) or able to give me a ride (sunset area, I can take muni to 19th)?

    September 15, 2012

    • Tom H.

      Wolfe - see Wei Ming's post below. You can try and give him a call.

      September 15, 2012

  • Maria Van W.

    What is the plan for dinner? I can't attend, but will our dinner location be in Fairfax, just to coordinate the rides. Thanks!

    September 15, 2012

    • Tom H.

      Dinner plan is Fairfax, taking Shiri's suggestion of Avatar's Punjabi Burritos. If not dinner there then, perhaps just an after hike drink next door at the Iron Springs Brewery. The drive back to Fairfax will make dinner at a more reasonable hour -- otherwise we will likely be done too early for dinner.

      September 15, 2012

  • Ian Z.

    Anyone driving from Rockridge or N Berkeley who still has room?

    September 14, 2012

    • Tom H.

      Sure Shiela, room for you, but will have to be it. As with others, if you don't want to come to dinner you will need to find another ride back from the trail. :-)

      September 14, 2012

    • Tom H.

      Ian has bowed out, so I have room for one more in my car starting from Rockridge at 9:30 AM.

      September 14, 2012

  • 伟 铭

    I'll be passing SF, can meet anyone on 19th Ave, txt me if interested[masked]-7476. Thanks!

    September 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be driving from Berkeley in a Car Share vehicle and can take three others. Could pick up at BART in the area (Berkeley, Rockridge, Macarthur). If you want to share costs, email me.

    September 10, 2012

    • Sally B.

      Guess I could carry a big sign around with your name on it like they do at the airport.

      September 14, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sally pls send it to me again

      September 14, 2012

  • Coco

    Is it still possible to carpool with anyone from SF?

    September 14, 2012

    • Coco

      Thanks, Tom

      September 14, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Coco, please PM me?

      September 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nina, I live in the Haight! But can still meet at Geary & Funston if necessary.

    August 27, 2012

    • Tom H.

      Hi Brandon, looks like CoCo needs a ride, and there was a Shana also looking for a ride who may post here.

      September 14, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Tom, I go them both.

      September 14, 2012

  • Ahila K.

    Is any carpooling possible from Walnut Creek BART? I live in Danville and need a ride / carpool. will share toll and gas.
    thanks in advance.

    September 13, 2012

  • Barbara

    HI Deb,

    I am coming from Napa so I am not familiat where Forest Knolls is to join your carpool. Would you be able to send over the info?
    Thanks, Barbara

    September 12, 2012

  • Shiri

    i know where i want to eat afterwards - Avatar's Punjabi burritos in Fairfax - others welcome to join (curried chicken rice plate is yummy, see http://www.enjoyavatars.com/fairfax/ )

    1 · September 11, 2012

    • Albert C.

      Sounds good to me, Shiri.

      September 12, 2012

    • Tom H.

      I am up for it -- the Iron Springs brewery next door is also nice if we bring too big a crowd. :-)

      September 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm driving up from Redwood City through SanFran. Please PM me if anyone needs a lift.

    September 12, 2012

  • wendy w.

    Hi. I am looking for a ride from the North Berkeley Bart station on Saturday. If someone could pick me up, that would be great! My phone # is (510) 355-2807. My e-mail is [masked]. Thank you for your attention.

    September 12, 2012

  • deb

    Barbara I live In forest knolls and would be happy to take u. Can u make it a little farther west?

    September 11, 2012

  • Barbara

    Deb,

    Where is Forest Knolls? Still in Fairfax of Woodacre?
    Thanks

    September 11, 2012

  • Barbara

    Is anyone stopping by Fairfax- I would love to catch a ride to the hike. Could meet you at the Parking Lot in the center of town.
    Thanks

    September 10, 2012

    • Maria Van W.

      I live in Larkspur and plan to drive through there if I must, but would rather carpool. Is anyone open to picking us up on the way out of town somewhere in Marin that is convenient for the driver(s)?

      September 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any room in a carpool at Rockridge or North Berkeley? I could also get a zipcar and split with anyone else coming from the East Bay.

    September 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to go if I could get a ride. I can meet at any of the carpool locations. thanks!

    September 9, 2012

  • Nina

    Can offer rides from SF for two people. Meeting spot to be determined but the Haight and Richmond are two possibilities.

    August 27, 2012

    • Nina

      Oops, just read the instructions about the "traditional" carpool start locations. So I'll follow tradition and say Geary and Funston!

      August 27, 2012

    • Nina

      Unfortunately, I need to retract my offer as I'm not sure I'll be able to go.

      September 7, 2012

  • Lana

    I also need a ride and I am near the Rockridge BART station.

    September 6, 2012

  • Lana

    Isn't there a no host carpool at the Rockridge BART station if you call the leader which was what I was going to do?

    September 4, 2012

    • Laurie

      not necessarily. Someone has to tell you they'll be there, and be willing to drive.

      September 4, 2012

  • Laurie

    Hi will anyone be carpooling from Rockridge or North Berkeley. I'd love to get a ride from either location- thanks!

    September 4, 2012

  • Jeff L.

    Inverness is majical! I can't wait!

    September 4, 2012

  • Kumar

    Is this open to non-singles?

    August 27, 2012

    • Tom H.

      Sierra Singles hikes are focused on single adults, but all are welcome. :-)

      August 27, 2012

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