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Hike at Point Reyes [Drakes Head]

  • Jul 14, 2013 · 11:00 AM

Hi all,
It's supposed to be about 78 degrees at Point Reyes on Sunday according to weather.com...So here is a beautiful and easy to moderate 9.4 mile hike with our lunch spot at the edge of a drakes head with a great view. Bring lunch and something to share if u like [tastier snacks get you more friends ;)].

Hike Highlights: grasslands, ocean views, fun people and wildlife, with possibility of seeing bat rays and small leopard sharks swimming just below the water's surface at Drakes head, if we are lucky [we saw them last time]. So bring binoculars if you like.









Meet at the trailhead parking lot at 11:00AM.

Directions:
From SF, cross the golden gate bridge and keep on 101 North.
Near San Rafael, you'll see exits to 'richmond bridge' and 'san anselmo'.
Take the san anselmo exit which curves left and takes you to Sir Francis Drake blvd.
Continue west on Sir Francis Drake to Olema.
At Olema, u will reach a T-intersection [by the Olema Inn] with hiway 1.
Turn right [onto hiway 1 north] and then after about a block turn left again into 'bear valley road'.
After about 2 miles, Bear Valley Road ends at Sir Francis Drake; turn left.
Continue on Sir Francis Drake about 7.5 more miles, and turn left at the sign "Estero Trail." Drive slowly (there may be cows on this narrow road) about 1 more mile to the trailhead on the right side of the road.
Compare the above directions with a map and figure out your own directions :)

GPS for trailhead: N[masked] W[masked]
Google map link: http://goo.gl/maps/FBMlX



TRAIL MAP

As usual, we may have dinner/drinks after the hike, on the way back.

No dogs allowed on trails :(

See u there :)

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 lunch ;)

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  • Monika

    It was another beautiful hike with great company. Thank you luvmunky!

    July 17, 2013

  • Suzanne

    Thanks so much,"luvmunky", for organizing and leading one of the most gorgeous hikes in Pt. Reyes! Also, thanks to all the terrific and friendly hikers who attended, and brought delicious food to share. If you were awed by the beauty of Drakes Bay,& you want to protect and preserve it for future generations, please write to Senator Diane Feinstein, who"s unfortunately trying to block it from becoming part of the Pt. Reyes National Wildlife Refuge, because she supports the Oyster Farms in Drakes Bay, although their contract has expired 2012. You could read more about this in the East Bay Express' insightful articles by co-editor Robert Gammon. Let's be a voice to help save the wild animals and their habitats. Finally, I can't wait to come back to this beautiful place! We were so blessed to see flying flocks of white pelicans, playful otters and seals, rays and sharks, stunning landscapes...a piece of heaven on earth.

    July 15, 2013

  • Ajinkya

    Great!! I will upload the pics soon!

    July 15, 2013

  • Beate

    fun!

    July 15, 2013

  • daniele

    very nice, full day of beautiful scenery, very interesting lovely people, good eats, including dinner! did the sun not shine much? didn't really notice.

    July 14, 2013

  • Lucia S.

    Hi guys I know it's last minute but if anyone is departing from SF I'd be interested in carpooling. Email me at [masked]. Thanks!

    July 14, 2013

  • daniele

    Anyone want to carpool from SF? I'll be departing from 25th and Clement. Email me! [masked]

    July 14, 2013

  • Heidi

    I'm driving in from Walnut Creek if anyone needs a pickup along the way!

    July 11, 2013

    • Heidi

      Gotcha!

      July 13, 2013

    • joan O

      I guess you know I'll still be meeting you tomorrow at Orinda BART in the AM

      July 13, 2013

  • joan O

    Heidi, I'm still planning on meeting you at Orinda BART tomorrow AM

    July 13, 2013

  • luvmunky

    Can give ride from van ness and California if you don't mind staying for dinner after the hike :) [masked]

    July 13, 2013

    • Beate

      please let me know if you can give me a ride; dinner sounds great :)

      July 13, 2013

    • Carola

      May i come with you? Ok for the dinner

      July 13, 2013

  • Beate

    still looking for a ride from SF...

    July 13, 2013

  • Carola

    I really would like to come but i don't have a car. Somebody can give me a ride? It is my first meet up in San Francisco

    July 13, 2013

  • Daniel C.

    Love to walk and talk

    July 13, 2013

  • daniele

    Would also appreciate a ride from SF, but can also give one if necessary (I've had a rough week, which is why I would prefer not to be a driver if possible). If no one else steps up, I can give a ride to 3 people and would appreciate it if you met me where I live, which happens to be near the first entrance to the GG bridge at 25th and Clement. Thanks!

    July 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello, I am from SF, is there someone who can give me a ride? :-)

    July 12, 2013

  • mic c

    maybe if i get called off work

    July 12, 2013

  • Beate

    I would need a ride from SF, please send me a message if you can give me a ride.

    July 11, 2013

    • joan O

      Hello again, Heidi. I've just sent you an "e" with my cell #

      July 12, 2013

    • Beate

      thank you , Heidi, I am still hopeful for a Sf pick up...

      July 12, 2013

  • Lila

    I am also looking for a ride from San Francisco.

    July 11, 2013

    • Heidi

      Hi Lila - I am picking up Joan at the Orinda Bart station and have room for more people. In case you don' t find anyone who can pick up in SF.

      July 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow! This is exactly hike i wanted to do.

    July 12, 2013

  • joan O

    Hi Heidi,
    Could you pick me up at the Walnut Creek BART station? (or any other BART station that would be convenient for you)

    July 11, 2013

  • janelle

    Would love to, but have plans late the night before. Next one for sure :)

    July 11, 2013

  • Alex

    Thanks Sekar! Put me down on this one as a maybe. Will try to make it. That's an amazing hike.

    July 11, 2013

  • joan O

    Can anyone offer me a ride from either San Fran or ANY BART station?

    July 11, 2013

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