Meet at the Pantoll Ranger Station. At the intersection of Panoramic H/W and Pantoll
See the Sunset(7:08pm) and Full Harvest Moonrise (7:50pm) from
atop the hills in Mt.Tam State Park.
Timing is important tonight. Please arrive by 5:30pm, so we can leave the trailhead promptly at 5:45pm. If you arrive after 5:45pm, you will miss the hike!
Three (3) mile hike, on rough, typical Mt.Tam trails. One short, steep uphill climb. About 1hr.& 45min. of hiking. About 45min. viewing sunset & fill moonrise. Return to cars by 8:30pm.
There is a chill in the evening air now. The breeze carries the scent of Bay and Sage. It's autumn. And it has come to Mt. Tam. As it has for eons. It can be felt at night, there's something different here. A timelessness, a feeling of patience, that in this
place, nature will eventually win, it's only a matter of time.
It's the combination of sea and fog, sun and land, that with time, all will be
healed. Come experience what some call, "a palpable energy".
I just call it life, and it will survive in one form or another, as long as
Tamalpais lands are here.
Come and feel suspended between the setting sun and
the rising moon.
Is there a, "bad moon on the rise"? Or, "a marvelous night for a moondance", (John Fogerty, Van Morrison)
Bring your flashlight and come see.