I've managed to nab us six slots on a guided hike and Christmas history tour of Point Bonita Lighthouse.
"Most American Christmas traditions did not take hold in our national consciousness until the 19th century.
On this hike to a 19th century marvel of technology, we learn more about life in the Victorian age and the emergence of a national Christmas tradition, including the origins of Santa Claus, holiday cards, the Christmas tree, and Christmas Day gift giving.
Meet volunteer docent Steffen Bartschat at the Point Bonita Lighthouse trailhead."
After this easy hike, we'll hike other places in the Marin headlands, or tour their visitor center and walk near the lagoon, or drive to Mount Tam; can be decided by attendees. Early dinner in Mill Valley at India Palace -- the locally-famous and interesting restaurant in the Mill Valley Travelodge. http://www.indiapalacemillvalley.com/
Because finding trailheads and going more than one place is difficult in multiple vehicles, we'll take riders from Sunnyvale or points north along 101 [like the Millbrae Bart station parking lot].
Hope you can join us for this great day trip. Please note that the parks conservancy is doing us a favor in adding us on to this event and have asked that we PLEASE cancel any slots we will not be using. Please sign up if you are SURE you want to go.
We will depart Sunnyvale at 10:30; bring a picnic or snacks to tide you over till dinner.
If you have further questions about what the hike will be like, please contact the Marin Headlands Visitor Center at (415) 331-1540, as organizers have only the info posted above.
No charge for hike, but it might be nice of us to each drop a couple of dollars in the donations box at the visitor center as a thank-you and to keep things like this going.