MT. TAM: LAGUNA CREEK, CARDIAC HILL & MUIR WOODS
Hike Date: Saturday, May 21, 2022
Leader: Gary Weiss
Leader Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Leader Phone: 415-279-5570
Meeting Time: 9:00 AM
Departure Time: Shortly after 9:00 AM
Rating: Level 4
Mileage: 9.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 1700'
Description: This is a really beautiful hike that includes most of Mt. Tam's varied terrains. There is only one short (.6 miles) off-trail section at the beginning going up pretty Laguna Creek. On that trail there are a few fallen trees that need to be "navigated". The rest of the hike, all on official trails includes a few exposed sections with amazing views, but we'll mostly be in the shade of redwoods. We'll stop off at Cardiac Hill - called that for the stiff climb up Dipsea Trail (which we're not doing). Then it's down to Muir Woods, the only place we're likely to see a lot of people. The hike back out of Muir Woods is the gentlest route. We'll get to see the late Spring/early Summer wildflowers. A few of the native orchids and Clintonia lilies will hopefully still be around. If it's a really hot day we can cut out about a mile and a half of the sunnier sections. Unfortunately no dogs are allowed in the National Monument. Please carpool if possible - parking is limited.