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Full moon hike at Marin Headlands

  • Mar 9, 2012 · 7:00 PM

It's time for another fun full moon hike at this beautiful spot as the weather seems to be good for Fri :)

This will be about 4 mile [round trip] hike starting from the trailhead along the bunker road to Slacker hill which will be the dinner spot
The hike is mostly moderate+ with the last half mile steeeeeeep.

We'll hangout at the top for a while depending on how nice it is there. So if you are in a hurry to get back earlier, try to have the map and someone with you so you don't get lost :)

As usual, try to bring wine and some food/snack to share ;) 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 a lantern, plates whatever you have that you can bring :)

It's not a paved path up to the dinner spot, so don't forget your headlamp/flashlight, so you don't trip and fall [especially if you had wine ;)].
And bring jacket/blanket....anything to keep you warm and cozy as it may be chilly up there.

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 :)

We should be back at the parking lot by about 10 or 11pm or a bit after depending on how much fun/cold it is up there. And may be go hangout at a dive bar at Sausalito if there is any interest after.

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 which is hard to see at night.

We'll meet at the parking lot at 7:00pm and may be start walking around 7:15 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, drive about 1.3 miles on Bunker Drive to the dirt parking lot on the right side of the road. If you want, you can reset your trip meter to 0 in your car just after you come out of the tunnel and look for the parking when it shows 1.3 miles.

Here is some helpful info on finding the parking lot.
- As you are driving along bunker road, look for the yellow 'Equestrian crossing' sign as in the photo below

- About quarter mile past that sign you will see white stripes marked on the road indicating pedestrian crossing.
- Just after that crossing, look for the dirt parking lot on the right.
Here's the link to google streetview showing you the pedestrian crossing and the dirt parking lot

GPS coordinates for the parking lot turn: N[masked] W[masked]
Google map:

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.


Dogs are NOT allowed on part of this trail

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, if you are not sure, just rsvp as yes and indicate 'maybe' in your comments. Does not matter if you sign up as yes and not show up or if you don't sign up and just show up :)

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  • Rhishi

    An ideal chill out thing on a Friday night. Accurate directions by Sekar as always.

    March 10, 2012

  • Ei E.

    The organization, the short hike with breathtaking views, mature conversations with diverse people,...everything about it was top notch.

    March 10, 2012

  • Bethany

    Hi, did anyone find a phone on the hike? Mine has been missing since after the hike last night. It's a purple Verizon Razr. Please let me know if you've seen it. Thanks.

    March 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fabulous evening - gorgeous locale, friendly smart people. Thanks so much for organizing!!

    March 10, 2012

  • Ei E.

    Aimee and Rhishikesh, I am still torn btwn Banff Film Fest and the hike. I will know by the afternoon. If I go for the hike, I'll text you and can get you both from SF around 6. =)

    March 9, 2012

  • Rhishi

    I'd love to catch a ride from Berkeley or some BART station in SF or Oakland, Richmond. Please contact me at[masked], or send a message through meetup.
    PS: there are several others looking for a ride, so have a look at the RSVP list and help out if you can :)

    March 9, 2012

  • aimee S.

    Hi I'd like to go on the full moon hike but I will need a ride from SF. Please text or call if you have a room. [masked]

    March 7, 2012

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