THIS WILL BE AN EXPLORATION OF Point Reyes National Seashore trails in the area of Estero de Limantour, Limantour Spit & Beach with 10 miles of hiking at a 3 m.p.h pace.
After the 10 miles of fast hiking the hike returns to the parking lot and then continues to Limantour Beach where we can relax: take a nap, get sand between the toes, have a cool something to drink etc. (it is a good idea to stash a cooler with something refreshing in your car). Depending on the weather, we'll have fantastic views of the estuaries, beaches and wide open expanses!
Start time: 10:A.M.
Distance: 10 Miles.
Pace: 3-3.5 MPH.
Type: Loop mostly
Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous due to pace.
Hike Time: 4-6 hrs.
Parking Fee: None.
Dogs: Not on this hike. Guests: 1
Hike fee: $2 cash.
WHAT TO BRING: $2 cash. Sturdy hiking boots/shoes, layered clothing, wind protection, LUNCH, hat, sun-block, hat, camera, water. I also recommmend binoculars if you like bird watching; I'm bringing mine.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON THIS HIKE: This hike is a group effort, meaning we stay together as a group and wait at all trail junctions for the group to arrive. The leader calls periodic short breaks but there is no lunch break on this hike until we go to the beach after hiking 10 miles. This hike is suited for the kind of hiker who wants to spend a full day outdoors socializing with like minded folks!
WHO & HOW TO ATTEND: Anyone who can do a fast 10 mile hike. Members willing to answer the RSVP questions and have read the " About Us (http://www.meetup.com/adventurers-194/about/)" page. Answering the RSVP questions is a requirement to attend this hike.
POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE OFFICIAL SITE (http://www.nps.gov/pore/planyourvisit/directions_inpark_limantour.htm)
CARPOOLS: If you have a ride to offer or need a ride state so in your RSVP or use the discussion board.
WRITTEN DIRECTIONS FROM SAN FRANCISCO • Go north on HWY 101 across the Golden Gate Bridge. • Follow HWY 101 about 9 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge to the Sir Francis Drake-San Anselmo exit (exit 450B). • Make sure you are in the lane for San Anselmo (second lane from the right) and exit onto Sir Francis Drake Blvd. heading west. • Follow Sir Francis Drake west approximately 21 miles - passing through San Anselmo, Fairfax and Samuel P. Taylor State Park - until it intersects with Highway 1 at Olema. • Turn right on Highway 1 and proceed north about 100 yards. • Take the first left turn at Bear Valley Road. Continue for approximately 1.3 miles, then turn left onto Limantour Rd. and take Limantour Road all the way to Limantour Beach. Look for the organizer driving a black 323 bmw.
FROM THE EAST BAY • Follow Interstate 580 west across the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. • Shortly after the bridge, take the Sir Francis Drake Blvd. exit (the second exit after the bridge). • Follow Sir Francis Drake west approximately 22 miles - passing through San Anselmo, Fairfax and Samuel P. Taylor State Park - until it intersects with Highway 1 at Olema. • Turn right on Highway 1 and proceed north about 100 yards. • Take the first left turn at Bear Valley Road. Continue for approximately 1.3 miles and turn left onto Limantour Rd. Follow Limantour Road 7.5 miles all the way to Limantour Beach. Allow 20 minutes for the drive from the Bear Valley Visitor Center. Look for the organizer driving a black 323 bmw.
RESPONSIBILITY: Please be aware that we expect you to take responsibility for your safety while we are out on the trails. This means arriving ON TIME to leave with the group, being prepared with adequate hiking gear, hike fee and making sure the difficulty level of the event IS NOT beyond the limits of your health & conditioning. In addition, please show COURTESY to fellow members by changing your **YES* RSVP to a **NO** if your plans change. **IMPORTANT** Members who regularly sign-up for events, but who DO NOT show-up, may be removed from the list, to make room for more reliable members. We understand that your "Yes" RSVP to this event means you accept this.