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MARCH 25, SUNDAY: MT. TAM - CATARACT FALLS!
Leader: Gary Weiss (415)279-5570 email@example.com. Sorry for the late notice, but the chance of rain on Saturday is pretty great most of the day. Sunday's weather looks much more promising. We'll still meet at the Safeway at 8:30, only on Sunday, the 25th instead of Saturday. Instead of doing the hike that was posted, we'll be going to Cataract Falls instead - going the full length of the cascades. After the rains we've had, it should be glorious. The hike will still be strenuous - maybe 8 on a scale of 1 - 10. Depending on the weather we'll go 9 - 10 miles. Alternate meeting place will be the Fairfax Parkade around 9:30, leaving at 9:45. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU PLAN ON MEETING US THERE. Directions: If you're coming from the East or North Bay, take the Central San Rafael exit and go west for 2 miles to the "hub" in San Anselmo, then turn left for another 2 miles to the Fairfax Parkade (a 1-block long parking area between Broadway and Sir Francis Drake). If you are heading north on 101 take the San Anselmo/Sir Francis Drake exit off 101. Then it's about 3 miles to the "hub" and 2 more miles to the Parkade. Enter into Google Maps '9 Broadway St, Fairfax' to find the Parkade. That will point you to the movie theater which is directly across from the east end of the lot where we'll meet. If you'd like to meet us at the trailhead, Google Cataract Trailhead, Bolinas-Fairfax Rd. Parking is limited! Passenger fee should be $8 to and from the trailhead. Bring lunch, lots of water, snacks and VERY sturdy hiking shoes. The trail can be very slippery.
MARCH 31, SATURDAY: ALAMERE FALLS HIKE, POINT REYES
Leader: Dean Whitney (415)652-4496 firstname.lastname@example.org Meet: 8:00am under the Safeway sign at Market & Dolores. Depart 8:15. Rating: Moderate, 10 miles, 700 feet elevation gain. We will hike the Palomarin Trail through lush forest and beautiful ocean views. The Falls should really be flowing after all of the rain. We will have lunch at Alamere Falls for lunch. There will be spectacular views of the coast, some cool Douglas fir forest and a short, steep descent down to the beach and the bottom of the falls where it flows into the sea.Bring: water, food, appropriate clothing and footwear to protect from sun, fog, wind, poison oak, etc. Cancelled in event of heavy rain.Driving distance: 70 miles RT. Carpooling cost $8.00 per passenger (includes $7 toll). PLEASE DO YOUR SHOPPING BEFORE YOU ARRIVE. We will leave promptly at 8:15. Alternate meeting place: 10:00am at the Palomarin trailhead north of Bolinas at the end of Mesa Road - one mile down the gravel road from the Point Reyes Bird Observatory. Please let the hike leader know if you are going to meet the group at the Trailhead. Google Maps link to the trailhead: https://www.google.com/maps/dir//Palomarin+Trail+Head-Alamere+Falls,+Palomarin+Trail+Head,+CAemail@example.com,-122.7495147,17z/data=!4m9!4m8!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x8085eb1c31c852bd:0x5c3816162c46a608!2m2!1d-122.747326!2d37.934145!3e0
APRIL 1, SUNDAY: MT DIABLO - MITCHELL CANYON
Leader: Carl Stein (415)794-2275 carl. Meet: 8:45am under the Safeway sign at Market & Dolores. Depart 9:00. Rating: Moderate, 9 miles, 1900 feet elevation gain. Beginning at the Mitchell Canyon trailhead, we'll hike the Little Giant Loop. This hike circles Eagle Peak and Twin Peaks and takes us through beautiful forest and open spaces. Spring should show us many colorful wildflowers. See birds, humans, and other wildlife. From hwy 24 and 680, exit onto Ygnacio Valley Road. Turn right onto Clayton Road (7.5 mi.) and right onto Mitchell Canyon Road (1 mi), which ends at the parking lot by the trailhead. Bring: water, lunch, sunscreen, hat, sturdy boots, layers for wind and temperature changes. . Canceled in event of light or heavy rain. Driving distance 68 miles round trip. Carpooling cost: $9.00 per passenger. (includes $5 tolls and $6 per-car entrance fees). Alternate meeting place: trailhead at 10 am. Please let leader know to expect you there.
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