I booked a group site for 20 people. Trip priority goes to those who were on the original trip.
$3 BUCKS PER PERSON PERMIT ($50 TOTAL /17 PEOPLE = 2.94 OR THEREABOUTS)
ANY GAS MONEY TO DRIVER IF YOU CAR POOL
Will be meeting at 9.30 am at the Visitor Center at Bear Valley and proceed with the approximate 8 mile hike to coast camp choosing 1 of several options. I would like to leave no latter than 9.45 am. I will be picking up permit at 9 am when center opens.
Upon arrival at camp spot, people are free to do what they want.
My son had to back out.
One other thing I am considering, I personally like some distance while backpacking. There are many options in Point Reyes from 2 to 8 to whatever you want to do. Is there an interest in say the first day doing about 19-23 miles. That route would be from Bear Valley South along Rift Trail, to some trails that then cut over to Coast Trail near Wildcat. There would be one nice climb from the 5 brooks area toward the coast. Again, I am open, I did this route to sky camp the last time i was at point reyes and it was about 19 miles and including stop for snack, it took me about 6 hours.
Like other event hosts, I tend to be less a leader, a hey let's go. I encourage everyone to do what is comfortable for them as far as what they carry, bring, pace, all of that.
I have asked Tomoko, and if she can't join us, I am hoping someone else would be willing to "lead" a secondary group. My thoughts are that with 20 of us, we can split off into 2 or more groups, the faster, let's hike and get set up group and the photographer, more leisurely paced group. Also the second group can choose there own route to Coast Camp since there are multiple means, even as far as doing the easiest 2 mile route from the Hostel.
The fee will be collected at site and will vary with group total. I paid 50 bucks for the permit so it will be paid for amongst the participants divided by group total...so about 2-5 bucks each, depending on group size.
Will be hiking out via coast trail and arch rock sunday morning.