PRE-PRIDE PT. REYES HIKE: INVERNESS RIDGE TO MT. VISION
Hike Date: Saturday, June 25, 2022
Leader #1: Omar Murad firstname.lastname@example.org 510-701-5155
Leader #2: Brian Caw email@example.com 408-857-9558
Meeting Location (ONLY IF you've arranged for a ride in SF): Whole Foods;2001 Market St. @ Dolores (on the Dolores St. side); parking on the street or below.
Meeting Time: 8:30 AM
Departure Time: Shortly after 8:30 AM
Rating: Level 4
Mileage: 10 miles
Elevation Gain: 1650'
Description: Spend the day before Pride hiking on Pt. Reyes! Starting from Limantour Road we'll make a loop that includes Inverness Ridge, Muddy Hollow, Bucklin and an out-and-back visit to Mt. Vision, site of the devastating fire in 1995. The area has been studied since then to see what regenerated and how soon. After that we'll stop off at Pt. Reyes Hill - the high point of the hike - with more spectacular views of the Pacific and hopefully, the Farallons Islands.
We won't be stopping at the beach but instead will enjoy the inland forests, chaparral and beautiful ocean views throughout.
One of the trails - about a quarter of the hike is quite overgrown in places. It's definitely navigable but unmaintained. You will likely encounter thistles and other non-endemic plants there - but it's still fun!
Unfortunately dogs are not allowed in the National Seashore.
Bring / Wear: Please bring plenty of water, lunch, a hat, layers and sturdy hiking shoes. If you're not fond of thistles you may consider long pants.
Weather Policy: Contact hikeleaders if weather is questionable.
Trailhead Meeting Place: From US 101 exit at the San Anselmo/Sir Francis Drake Blvd exit. Stay on Sir Francis Drake until you reach Hwy 1 in Olema. Turn right (north) briefly until you see the sign for Pt. Reyes/Bear Valley. Turn left there. Continue past the sign for the Bear Valley Visitor Center, staying straight on Limantour Rd. Eventually you'll pass the Sky Trailhead on the left. Continue past this until you see the Inverness Ridge Trailhead on the right. That's where we'll park. Google Maps Link
Trailhead Meeting Time: 10:00 AM
Trailhead Departure Time: 10:15 AM
Total driving mileage to and from San Francisco: 85 milesPassenger Carpool Fees: $13 from SF; $16 from Rockridge BART
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