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Hike to Stinson Beach for Lunch

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It would be nice if I could know ahead of time; how many members of the Meetup are going to attend the event. As it stands now I don't know. So to help me out with this issue; please sign-up if you are only very certain you can attend the event. (Please read this this paragraph and the last paragraph. Not attending is okay if you read the last paragraph. Read it all if you want to know more about this issue?)

Please don't reserve a spot if you would like to attend and it sounds like an interesting event, so you reserve a spot; for instance, then if you don't find anything better to do in the meantime, only then you will actually go. That's really okay.  I'm just trying to get an accurate count of those coming. I don't really mind, I understand things come up, maybe you don't just feel like it at the last minute or something? This is a really a public social event. It's not a business meeting.

But I've seen instances where members sign-up for two Meetups that are scheduled at exactly the same time. Please don't do that because you have the option below.

Here's what you can do. From now on I'll limit most FMT Meetups to ten. members, which is the number I can actually handle. The low number is because attendees come from other FMT announcements also. If the meetup is only listed on this the limit will be 20 attendees.

[The explanation above is provided to understand the following.] 


But I'm willing to take more then 10. If you email, text, or call me, [masked], #[masked]; within the last twenty-four hours.

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Please make contact with me within the last twenty-hours before the scheduled meetup time; you can come on the meetup no matter what the attendee limitation. My thought is if you are not certain you will attend, in most cases you won't. So don't sign-up until you are certain, even if you don't become certain until the last minute, or within the last 24 hour.) 


Starting out at elevation 1450', State Park Hike Leader, Jordan Herrmann, will lead, on an all downhill hike today.

 We'll be following Steep Ravine Trail & Matt Davis,  directly to Stinson Beach. 

After lunch on the beach-side, we'll spend about an hour there; we'll catch the 1:51pm, local bus, near the entrance to the Stinson Beach Parking Lots, back on up to Pantoll, where we started.

To avoid a situation where too long a line is waiting for the Bus. We can gauge how fast the line is forming by checking it out ahead of time.

Riders getting there early will dictate we get there early.

Bring, $2.00, for the bus fare, on the uphill bus ride back to Pantoll.

(For those who want more Hiking; after lunch, instead of taking the Bus back up you can hike up to Pantoll.)

This will be a casually paced all downhill hike through the Redwoods for two miles of the three to four mile total length of the hike.  Then along the lower part of the Dipsea trail; we'll be going on a trail through the Chapparal and Coastal Scrub and some wildflowers in bloom there.   

If no fog, we're in for a very sunny day. Sunscreen and a full coverage hat are highly recommended. 

To avoid, trips and falls, sprains and strains everyone is advised to wear, Hiking Boots. Even if you only hike occasionally; it is still a good long term investment in safety and physical sustainability, to hike in hiking boots. 

(Hiker's Tip) I always buy hiking boots larger then usual and just use the thickness of socks to make for a good fit.)

See the following under the Discussion/Message Board Tab above for: Standard Generic Details for Mt.Tamalpais Hikes(Wear Hiking Boots,Hat; Water,Camera,Sunscreen, Lunch). Plan Ahead/Be On Time!

Lastly about Parking: Play it safe, anticipate the Pantoll Lot being full shortly before 9:30am. Parking fee is $8.00. Look for the ATM type pay machine near the Info Kiosk(maybe working) or bring change and use the State Park envelope.

But there are seven free spots nearby. Instead of making a left turn into the  Pantoll Lot take the right fork and look immediately to your right for some possible open spots. 

Below Pantoll, just past the Bootjack Lot, on the left, there is a pullout that may have some open spots. You'll have to walk uphill about a quarter mile from there to Pantoll.

For hassle-free parking you must arrive ahead of time, about 9:15am.

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  • Jordan H.
    Social Director, Head Honcho, Organizer
  • Ernie C.
    Event Organizer/Hike Leader
  • A former member

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