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Day On Angel Island: Perimeter Trail Hike, BBQ/Picnic, Party - Lots of Fun!

  • Aug 9, 2014 · 9:45 PM
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Many of you missed this one in May, and others said, "Let's do it again", so we're heading back to Angel Island for more merriment, food, fun and sun.

PLEASE NOTE:  Either meet at the Tiburon ferry at 9:45 or on the island at the picnic area to the right of the dock, past the open field w/ the museum.  The hike starts at approx 10:45

The Plan:

We'll hike around the perimeter of the island (about 5 miles) almost entirely flat other than the initial rise to the perimeter trail.  Not a rough hike by any means, and of course the rating is contingent upon your condition. There are great views of the bay and bridges, so bring your cameras!  This is typically the most popular event of the year, so book your room now!

We'll leave the coolers/food at the picnic area and only hike w/ some snacks and vino.

The hike is optional, so if you want to come chill while we hike and then eat, drink, and be merry w/ the rest of us after the hike - do it!

It would be nice to have a few people stay w/ the coolers/food while we hike.

We'll leave the food and most of the vino at the picnic area, then hike around the island, bringing just snacks and some vino to enjoy on our vino/snack break along the trail.  There's a cool spot on the backside of the island w/ picnic tables and a great view of the Bay and the City, where we'll stop for refreshment(s).

What to bring:

Vino (and cups)

Snacks and vino for the hike.

Your appetite!

A cooler w/ ice and plenty of food

Food to BBQ (someone please bring a small gas stove - Thx Ed for bring one in May)

Sandwiches, wraps, bbq, paella, chicken, meats/cheeses/breads, salads, deserts, the works!  As always I'm hoping for plenty of ethnic food.  Not just boring hamburgers and hot dogs.  We're talking variety here, and lots of spicy food!

Plenty of Vino - we had some really nice bottles last time

Beer, water, soda, juice, whatever you want to whet your whistle

Chips, dips, snacks, and plenty to share

Layered clothing, sunscreen & hat

Hiking boots, or decent hiking shoes

$5 activity fee

Of course your sense of humour and desire for fun is an absolute must!

The hike is optional, so if you want to come chill while we hike and then eat, drink, and be merry w/ the rest of us after the hike - do it! 

It's always nice to have a few people stay w/ the coolers/food while we hike.  And yes, you get some vino while we're away!

Directions to ferry:

From US 101 heading Northbound Take the Tiburon Blvd exit, turn right, and follow Tiburon Blvd 4 miles into downtown Tiburon. Turn right on Main St. The ferry is located on the left at 21 Main St.

From US 101 heading Southbound Same exit as above, except take a left over the overpass. Instructions from overpass are the same as above.

Map and Parking Information: Park at any of the banks which will be closed and walk a few blocks to the ferry terminal.

Map and Parking Information

The ferry costs $13.50 (Round trip).  NO CREDIT CARDS  - Bring cash.

Meet at the ferry dock at 9:45am -

Ferry leaves at 10:00am sharp - they won't wait.

GPS [masked],[masked]

Return ferry runs 20 past ea hour. I.E. ferry leaves island at 3:20pm, 4:20pm, last ferry is at 5:20pm.

Typically several of us ride the last ferry then go to Guaymas for drinks, chips & salsa, and snacks, at the end of the day.  A great way to cap off the day.

This is the largest event of the year, and is posted to several Meetup sites, so plan on a full day of sun, fun, and meeting some cool people.

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  • Mary


    1 · August 10, 2014

  • Fernanda H.

    I will be bringing one of my greatest sweetest friend to meet all of you!

    June 22, 2014

    • Chas


      August 9, 2014

  • Chas

    I'm looking for a ride from either Novato, Petaluma, or San Rafael - thx!

    August 9, 2014

  • Sheryl C.

    Hi all, I checked out parking today and this is what I discovered. There is $5.00 all day parking in a small lot to left of CVS...there is a kiosk that holds envelopes to leave the money...

    The main downtown lots are $15.00 and otherwise all street parking in entire vicinity is 2 hr limits...

    I'm still not sure whether I can make it or not it's going to be a push. I'm going to do my best.

    1 · August 8, 2014

    • Ann

      Thanks for the info. on this, Sheryl. Next time when I can make it up there, I'll know where to park now without stressing about it.

      August 8, 2014

  • Ann

    Sorry I have to cancel once again. Next time hopefully though for this Angel Island one. Too many things going on right now with me.

    August 8, 2014

  • Rebecca

    Sorry I need to cancel. Something just came up re: a position I'm applying for. Wish me luck

    August 7, 2014

  • Sheryl C.

    My friend Claire wants to come too!

    August 5, 2014

  • Ann

    If I don't make it to the 9:45am ferry with you all, then I will meet you all on the island there and hopefully make the hike. Otherwise, I'll stay and watch our picnic table(s).

    August 5, 2014

  • Sheryl C.

    Hi Chas, I will probably miss the 10:00 ferry... Wondering if I can still make the hike with the gang if I take the very next one?

    August 4, 2014

    • Nancy with a S.

      Hi! Me too possibly coming from Sacramento area.. .

      August 4, 2014

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