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New moon hike at Marin Headlands

  • Apr 21, 2012 · 6:15 PM

ok, Sat is supposed to be the warmest day of the week and may even set the record according to the weather forecast. That means, it's a perfect weather for a night hike near a beach that we don't get often. So I couldn't resist doing this :)

So this will be at the Rodeo beach at Marin headlands.
This will be about 6 mile round-trip hike [about half a mile is steep to the top of slacker hill].
We'll start at the Rodeo beach parking lot. Then hike up to Slacker hill with a great view. Have food and drinks watching the sunset and the city lights coming for a while..[as usual, if you are in a hurry to get back earlier, try to have the map]
Then hike back around the Rodeo lagoon ending at the Rodeo beach. We can hangout again at the beach for a while until we get tired of the nice weather ;)

So, that's the plan....
Please try to bring food/snacks/wine to share....and don't forget your cup :)






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.

Don't forget your headlamp/flashlight, so you don't trip and fall [especially if you had wine ;)].

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'll meet at the Rodeo beach parking lot at 6:15pm and may be start walking around 6:30 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, drive to the end of the road and the Rodeo beach parking lot is on the right.

GPS: N[masked] W[masked]

Please leave a note on your dashboard saying 'on night 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 sad

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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    That was one of the very best short distance, semi-urban hikes that I have ever attended. The company was good, as usual, and the weather was perfect. It remained surprisingly warm on the hilltop long after dark, and the night sky was unusually clear and filled with so many large shooting stars that it was almost like a silent fireworks display was competing with the lights of the cities and towns of the Bay Area..

    April 29, 2012

  • Valerie

    This was a great hike with well maintained trails. Ascending the last few feet of Slacker HIll I couldnt have anticipated a more wonderful surprise as a sweeping view of the whole bay area came into view - beautifully lit on a clear night. How come I didn't know about this before! Thanks to our leader for coordinating this hike. Definitely to be hiked again:)

    April 24, 2012

  • Alex

    Exceeded my wildest expectations!

    April 22, 2012

  • anu

    loved it! a great friendly group... can't wait for the full moon hike

    April 22, 2012

  • Rajan

    Meenal, you can call or text me at my cell phone:[masked]-7672. The email hasn't come through yet.

    April 21, 2012

  • Alex

    Anyone want to carpool from the East Bay? Or some BART station in SF?

    April 21, 2012

  • Rajan

    I'm going to be driving from the Peninsula via 280 and 1, if anyone's looking to carpool.

    April 21, 2012

  • luvmunky

    yes no fog is my forecast ;)
    Plus fog is not going to take away my wine, food and fun...hehe

    April 21, 2012

  • Ei E.

    Hey, if it's super warm during the day on land, that means fog up the yinyang coastside in the evening. Are you sure about this? =)

    April 20, 2012

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