SAN FRANCISCO HIKING CLUB
Leader: Brian Chan
Leader Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Leader Phone: (415) 861-8956
Meeting Date and Day: Saturday, March 6, 2021
Meeting Time: 10:00 AM
Departure Time: 10:15 AM
Meeting Place: We'll meet at Elliott Nature Preserve at the end of Cascade Drive in Fairfax. When in Fairfax take the left turn onto Bolinas-Fairfax Road. After passing the local stores, Police Station and 7-11, you'll come to a 4-way intersection. Take the center option through the brick columns (or rather between them). That is Cascade Drive. Go to the very end and then turn around looking for parking. Make sure you leave 12' between parked cars for fire trucks. We'll meet inside the gate near a large informational sign.
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Rating: Level 4
Mileage: 10.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 2500'
Description: This is a hike that Gary Weiss led 4 years ago.
We'll follow San Anselmo Creek and then Cascade Creek to the falls, and then - unless we've just had a heavy rain - we'll walk over the falls (easier than it sounds) and continue up to the Ink Wells - a spectacular, undisturbed area with a short but powerful waterfall that has created deep pools in the rock over time. We'll then continue to climb, through what appears to be a dwarf pygmy forest of Sargent Cypress, on the San Geronimo Ridge Fire Road. Then we'll cut down Repine Trail to the Saddle. From there we'll continue onto Pine Mountain Road down to Carey Camp. We'll be on Carey Camp, then Happersberger Trails which wind around to terminate at Happersberger Point at the end of Pine Mountain Tunnel Road. We'll then continue for a while until the trail that takes us back down to the preserve.
Marin County has relaxed its group-size restrictions. But all of the usual directives, masks, distancing..... MUST be followed. These initial hikes will be limited to 16 people.
Below are the regulations:
Bring/Wear: Plenty of water, sturdy hiking shoes, lunch, snacks, layers (we'll be on the cooler north side of the mountain) and your MASK.
Rain Policy: Canceled in the event of heavy rain. Please contact the hikeleader if there's any doubt.
Driving Distance: 47 miles total there and back
Car Pool Fees Including Bridge Toll: $8
< 5 miles
< 500' gain