Backpacker's Meet & Greet Hike - Pt. Reyes Hostel to Coastal Trail Loop

  • January 25, 2014 · 10:00 AM
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It's a great time of year for a hike on the coast! Let's do a loop in Pt. Reyes that takes us down to the beach. The trail begins on the Coast Trail trail-head and we'll explore Woodward Valley trail as well as Sky Trail.

Since it is a backpacker's hike feel free to bring any gear you might be trail-testing such as backpacks, poles, gaiters etc. Bringing a headlamp just in case might not be a bad idea.

Also, we'll do a "potluck" lunch at the 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.

Unfortunately dogs are not allowed on the trails we will be hiking.

Meet at the Coastal Trail trail head across the road from the Pt. Reyes Hostel.

Trail Details:

10.8 Miles
1100' Elevation Gain

Trail Map:
http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/345678645

CARPOOLS:

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

Where to meet / parking :

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  • Pete G.

    Good fun, interesting people, started on time, kept a steady pace, submersed in natural beauty, everyone shared food, no annoying people (statistically surprising for a group that large). Looking forward to hiking with these peeps again!

    2 · January 26, 2014

  • Vaughn

    My first hike with this Meetup and had a great time. Hike was good and really enjoyed meeting everyone. Looking forward to the next one

    1 · January 25, 2014

    • Ryan H.

      Yeah, great hike. Those miles melted away pretty fast.

      January 25, 2014

  • Jackie F

    I'll be heading out from San Rafael (Lucas Valley area) if anyone wants to carpool. Can drive or ride. Put myself on the carpool document

    January 19, 2014

    • Sabrina S.

      Kevin, we are taking Lucas Valley. If you want to join us at the Lucas Valley Park n Ride at 9:00 just to keep things simple that would be cool. My phone[masked]

      January 24, 2014

    • Kevin C

      Thanks Sabrina. It's going the wrong way for me so I'll just drive out. Thank you for the offer.

      January 24, 2014

  • Michael

    Have fun !!! the weather should be prefect...

    January 24, 2014

  • Nathan

    The weather seems like it will be ideal. I know its the evening prior but I can offer a ride to one or two people in the East Bay from Berkeley area.

    January 24, 2014

  • toni k.

    are dogs allowed on this trail? I'd love to join, and my dog would also.

    January 17, 2014

    • toni k.

      hey, that's fine. I'll leave her at home for the day. I don't want to impose my attitudes on others, and it's just a pity some irresponsible dog owners have made it so difficult for the rest of us who have trained our puppies, who carry plastic bags, etc.

      January 23, 2014

    • Rrric

      FYI, I believe the fine is hundreds of dollars

      January 24, 2014

  • Daniel

    Won't be able to make it after all, doesn't look like we'll be done in time for me to get back to work. Everyone have a good time!

    January 24, 2014

  • rachel

    I can pick people up at glen park bart around 8:15 if anyone still needs a ride.

    January 24, 2014

  • Allen

    I'll be coming from Redwood City if anyone would like to carpool.

    January 15, 2014

    • Allen

      Hey Lee--Be sure to add your cell to the Google doc or email it to me so that we coordinate if there are any issues.

      January 24, 2014

    • Lee B

      Thanks, I will text you.

      January 24, 2014

  • Priya

    If anyone's able to give a ride from the East Bay (Walnut Creek area), please let me know. I've put my info on the carpool doc. Thank you!

    January 22, 2014

  • Michelle G

    Sorry if I'm not reading the details correctly, but is this an overnight? The 10.8 miles is the whole hike, not one way, stay over night, then 10.8 back out?

    January 21, 2014

    • Manuel

      This is a day hike, not an overnight.

      January 21, 2014

  • toni k.

    also, would love to get a ride. I live in SoMa in the city, so one of the people (Allen?) coming from the Peninsula could exit at 6th St., pick me up, and then we'd head over to Marin. Off course expenses are shared and I'd be sure to have edible treats in my pack for the ride.
    Toni

    January 17, 2014

    • Allen

      Hi Toni. That could work. I've added my contact info to the Google doc. If you're dog is able to go, be sure to mention if he's a lap dog or he needs his own space in the car.

      January 20, 2014

    • toni k.

      thanks Allen. it looks like i have a ride with George. you'll meet Terra Saturday--she's a husky (definitely not a lap dog).

      January 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any idea when we'll be done with the hike, roughly?

    January 19, 2014

    • Manuel

      My best estimate is roughly 4pm but with a group this large it is hard to predict.

      1 · January 19, 2014

  • Manuel

    Hello everyone! I'm glad to see there is a lot of interest in this hike. Please try to carpool as parking space might be limited with over 40+ people coming to the hike.

    Also, remember there is a carpool document. Enter your information and contact drivers/riders directly.

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

    1 · January 18, 2014

  • Meg

    Anyone want to carpool from Mill Valley or along the way? I usually stay the night at a pack in site when ever I drive to Pt. Reyes if anyone wants to join me.

    January 15, 2014

  • Daniel

    Yes! This hike is a good one. I've got wheels to carpool with if anyone needs a lift.

    January 14, 2014

  • Lohit (.

    Yay! Point Reyes.

    January 14, 2014

  • Lohit (.

    Yay! Point Reyes.

    January 14, 2014

    • Lohit (.

      Sorry, I am backpacking that weekend. Have fun Manuel. :-)

      January 14, 2014

  • Pete G.

    If anyone is looking for a ride I'm driving and have extra space, leaving from West Oakland near Bart.

    January 14, 2014

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