Full moon hike at Marin Headlands

  • June 21, 2013 · 7:15 PM

Here's another chance to do a fun hike under the full moon, ok ALMOST full moon I should say, get some exercise and have some fun :)

This will be about 5.6 mile [round trip] hike starting from the trailhead near Rodeo lagoon along the bunker road to Slacker hill which will be the dinner spot

http://goo.gl/maps/qzQj
The hike is mostly moderate with gradual climb with the last half mile steeeeeeep.

Assuming the weather cooperates, you may have one or more of these views :)

















Even if the weather doesn't cooperate, you may have this view ;)










If the weather is nice, I will be hanging out there till around 11:30 or so under the moonlight.....so feel free to hangout as long as you want :)

Bring jacket
/blanket/sleeping bag/wine......anything to keep you warm and cozy as it may be chilly up there.

If you are in a hurry to get back earlier, try to have the map, knowledge of the way back and someone with you so you don't get lost.

As usual, bring
wine/drinks and some food/snack to share ;) We can have a mini-potluck up there.
Also try to bring a cup if you want to share the wine.

The dinner spot is not paved, so a blanket is recommended if you have one.
I will bring a blanket or something to keep the food collection on, a lantern and some paper plates.

Feel free to bring your headlamp/flashlight, so you don't trip and fall [especially if you had wine ;)].

Try to stick to your carpools and not hike alone as it is easy to get lost there. It's very dark [except for the moon].
Also if you have not been here, there is a good chance you will miss the slacker hill path. So try to wait at the junctions in that case :)


DIRECTIONS:
Please read this carefully as this is not a paved parking lot at the Rodeo beach that everyone knows about. This is a big dirt parking lot along the bunker road on the right, just after the Marin headlands visitor center turn after you cross bridge over Rodeo lagoon.

We'll meet at the parking lot at 7:15pm and may be start walking around 7:30 or so.

- From SF, cross the Golden Gate Bridge and exit at Alexander (the first exit past the view point turnoff). Keep right at the first fork.
- After about 0.3 mile, turn left onto Bunker Road [watch for the brown park signs.
There is a one-way tunnel which cuts under 101, and you may need to wait up to 5 minutes for your turn to travel through it.
- From the other side of the tunnel [from the white line on the road for cars waiting on the other side], drive about 2.2 miles to the dirt parking lot on the right side of the road. Keep a look out after you pass the sign for Marin headlands visitor center pointing to left at a split.

GPS coordinates for the parking lot turn: N[masked] W[masked]
Google map: http://goo.gl/maps/NLSgL

Here's the link to google street view showing you the dirt parking lot on right
http://goo.gl/maps/IKmwp

Please leave a note on your dashboard saying 'full moon hike',['coast trail to slacker hill'] and contact number so the park police knows when they see all the cars parked. According to the visitor center, you are only not supposed to park after midnight. But they suggested letting the park police know just in case. Hence the note suggestion.


TRAIL MAP

Dogs are NOT allowed on part of this trail
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See u soon! :)

Disclaimer: Its your own responsibility to look after yourself on the hike if u decide to join us. You assume all the risks including sharing my dinner :)


Note: As usual, due to Meetup site removing the 'maybe' option, feel free to sign up and not show up or show up without signing up etc...etc..etc.. :)

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  • maz

    Posted more pix

    1 · June 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thx for pot brownies!

    June 22, 2013

    • luvmunky

      lol...you must have been dreaming :->

      June 22, 2013

    • Che C.

      Lunatic! It was a near supermoon ;0)

      June 23, 2013

  • Che C.

    How wonderful getting lost, trying to hitchhike, and finding all the fun caring folks right in our backyard!

    June 22, 2013

    • Katie

      Loved your pics, thank you!

      1 · June 22, 2013

    • Che C.

      Happy to be able to share them!

      June 23, 2013

  • Jeff S.

    What a wonderful hike, and great company! Thanks to Sekar for a fun evening!

    June 22, 2013

    • luvmunky

      thanks to everyone for the fun evening :) I only brought 2 bottles of wine and rum :->

      June 23, 2013

  • kunal

    Awesome hike on an awesome day with awesome people :)

    June 22, 2013

  • kunal

    Fun group to hike with :)

    June 22, 2013

  • Katie

    Thanks, Sekar, for organizing!

    June 22, 2013

    • luvmunky

      no hay de que seƱorita! :)

      June 22, 2013

  • janelle

    Awesome hike and party pals!

    June 22, 2013

  • Alex

    Attention hikers, the tunnel is closed, but the detour will also bring you to this spot. Take the high road... GG bridge will be on your left. When you reach the roundabout take the first right. It will go down hill. When it T's off make a left. Bingo!

    June 21, 2013

  • janelle

    Hi, I'm interested in carpooling from SF/Sunset District. I can drive or chip in.

    June 21, 2013

    • Che C.

      May I catch a ride with you, Janelle. Happy to chip in for gas & bridge! My number is[masked]

      June 21, 2013

    • Rose

      Hi, I'd love to drive together. I'm in Cole Valley. I'll call Che and see if it'll work out.

      June 21, 2013

  • luvmunky

    My number is[masked] if you need :)

    June 21, 2013

  • Diana

    Hi Katie, do you still have a room? I'm in SF, i Imagine that it will be in your way. You can email me with more details. Thank you!

    June 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Coming from Marina @ 6:30 ish. I have room for one.

      1 · June 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will there be wolves?

    June 21, 2013

  • Nancy

    Thinking of joining, anyone heading from SF that I might be able to catch a ride with? :)

    June 20, 2013

    • janelle

      Hi Nancy, Where in SF do you live? I'm in the Sunset.

      June 21, 2013

  • Diana

    Is anyone carpooling from SF? Looking to join the hike but need a ride. Happy to share gas and bridge. Thks.

    June 21, 2013

  • Rebecca

    I'd love to go, anyone want a ride from the east bay? I'm in Berkeley.

    June 19, 2013

    • Clement

      Sky, I'm in Oakland - happy to either drive or ride. I can be reached at mailcw(at)gmail.com to coordinate.

      June 20, 2013

  • theresa t.

    tentative, depeding on work schedule..

    June 19, 2013

  • Teena B.

    Sounds awesome but we will be camping this weekend :)

    June 18, 2013

  • Katie

    I am coming from Fairfax, if anyone needs a ride along that way, I can give one :)

    June 18, 2013

  • Judith S.

    Hey, I would love to join. Are you organizing any kind of carpool?

    June 18, 2013

  • luvmunky

    Will bring wine/hummus/bread/chocolates... :)
    Don't forget to bring wine and food to share :)

    June 17, 2013

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