Announcing a new Meetup for Climb On!What
: Cataract Trail Scramble - Take 2When
: Sunday, November 14,[masked]:00 AMWhere
: (A location has not been chosen yet.)
Next attempt to do this event sans rain:
The Cataract Trail between Fairfax and Bolinas in Marin County climbs alongside a huge cataract with waterfalls all the way up. The water is usually low this time of year (though there's been some rain) and hiking up the cataract instead of the trail makes for a fun scramble to the top with just a few boulder-height tricky spots (with easy alternate routes). No ropes required. There are lots of rules, but from what I can tell you just have to avoid getting in the water. See the signs in the photo album and judge for yourself - http://www.meetup.com/ClimbOn/photos/1107566/
Laurel Dell picnic area is near the top if anyone wants to picnic. Plan is: Meet and park near the top, carpool down to the bottom, scramble up, leave from the top if desired. Plan at least three hours total, though that's probably too much.
Parking can be very limited if it happens to be busy, but it rarely is. I can drive up to three people from the east bay.
A nice map of the area: http://www.marinwater.org/documents/2008.08.29_VstrMap_color.pdf
%50+ chance of rain automatically cancels: http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/94709
Here's a bit more info in a 65mb video: http://screencast.com/t/OSZ7hmEM
Coordinates of the top parking area:
RSVP to this Meetup:http://www.meetup.com/ClimbOn/calendar/15363490/