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Backpacker's Meet & Greet Hike - Full (double) Dipsea Trail

  • Nov 9, 2013 · 9:30 AM
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At the last Happy Hour in September some people suggested another hike so that people can get acquainted on the trail instead of at a bar. There has not been another hike since July of this year so it is time for another one!

We are revisiting the Dipsea trail and this time doing the Full lenght of the trail from downtown Mill Valley to Stinson Beach and back. It's not a beginners hike since it is 14 miles and 4500' elevation gain, but if you can do 10 miles with a pack in the Sierras this should not be difficult.

Since it is a backpacker's hike feel free to bring any gear you might be trail-testing such as backpacks, poles, gaiters etc. We are leaving Mill Valley early to make sure we have enough daylight but bringing a headlamp just in case might not be a bad idea.

Also, we'll do a "potluck" lunch at Stinson Beach so bring something to share.

Note: Rain does not cancel the hike, there are a few of us who enjoy hiking in the rain.

Meet at the Corner of Throckmorton Ave. and Cascade Dr. at Old Mill Park. 

CARPOOLS:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AtkFvprbwT42dDNnOVhjRUVTM0Mzc0hXLTFoX2otSWc

Your organizer,
Manuel

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  • Michael J

    Great workout! Largest group I've ever hiked with..........wish I could have chatted with more of you, but we were trucking.

    November 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great group n hike, thank u everyone! My legs are jello n I only did half! You guys are hardcore! Till the next one!

    1 · November 9, 2013

  • Michael N.

    Thank you, Manuel and the group, for a great hike! It was well organized, a good route chosen, with tough enough ups and downs, half an hour rest on the beach. Plenty of stairs though :)

    November 9, 2013

  • sarah

    Great hike and group. Look forward to the next one.

    November 9, 2013

  • elise G

    I couldn't sleep last night and I'm all achey so I can't come. Have a great hike, and please do more of them so I can join.

    November 9, 2013

  • Galia S.

    Vlad, do you still have available seat? I need a carpool from Concord

    November 8, 2013

  • nik

    Any one driving from san jose/South bay and looking to carpool?

    November 8, 2013

  • Jackie S.

    Shucks! I can't make it after all. Have a great time everybody!

    November 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi! Hoping to join everyone Saturday! What is the wait list looking like?!?! Thanks :-). Melissa

    November 8, 2013

    • Grant

      There is no wait-list, Melissa. Everyone welcome. Just find a carpool if you can (follow link above)

      November 8, 2013

  • Manuel

    Hi everyone! It's exciting than a lot of people have signed up for this hike. If you need a carpool please check the carpool spreadsheet and contact directly those offering carpools. If you are willing to provide a carpool, particularly from SF, please add your name to the list. There are water fountains at Stinson beach so there is no need to carry water for the full hike, just 1/2. Weather is cool and partly cloudy so bring some layers.

    We are going to Stinson beach and back on the same trail so this is not a loop hike. I know this is a big group but we will try to start the hike right at 9:30am. Our return time to Mill Valley is ideally 5:00 - 5:30pm as this is roughly a 7-hour hike including a relatively quick lunch at Stinson Beach. Sunset is at 5:00pm so bring a headlamp as we may need it for the last portion of the hike.

    See you all early on Saturday!

    November 7, 2013

  • Robert

    Can't make this one

    November 1, 2013

  • Manuel

    Hey all! I have created a spreadsheet to track carpools. Here is the link. Let me know if you cannot access it:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AtkFvprbwT42dDNnOVhjRUVTM0Mzc0hXLTFoX2otSWc

    October 29, 2013

  • Grant

    Forming car-pool from oakland/berkeley. email me.

    October 29, 2013

    • Michael J

      I'm interested-I live on 30th & Roosevelt in Richmond.

      October 29, 2013

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