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San Jose, California
March 25-27, 2011
Point Reyes National Seashore
Marin County
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The Place

Point Reyes National Seashore
at
Samuel P. Taylor State Park
March 25-27, 2011

Pond with Green Algae reflecting the Flowering Shrubs on the Bank

Point Reyes National Seashore, has thunderous ocean breakers crashing against rocky headlands and expansive sand beaches to its open grasslands, brushy hillsides and forested ridges, Point Reyes offers visitors over 1000 species of plants and animals to discover. Home to several cultures over thousands of years, the Seashore preserves a tapestry of stories and interactions of people. Point Reyes awaits your exploration.

Trail Through The Pine Trees

Samuel P. Taylor State Park, has wooded countryside in the steep rolling hills of Marin County north of San Francisco. The park features a unique contrast of coast redwood groves and open grassland. The park features a variety of flowers and trees, including oak, tanoak, madrone, live oak,laurel, and Douglas fir.
California native wildflowers include buttercups, milkmaids, and Indian paintbrush. The most common animal in the park is the black-tailed deer. There are also raccoons, striped skunks and gray foxes. Silver salmon and steelhead trout migrate up Papermill creek to spawn.

Upper Alamere Falls

Walking the Walk

On Friday we will be arriving and staying at the Madrone Group Camp at Samuel P.Taylor State Park. Friday we will take a short hike 3 mile hike to Stairstep Falls and back in Samuel P. Taylor State Park. We will have our meeting by the campfire.

Stairstep Falls, Level 1.5, 3 miles, 600 Elevation

Saturday: we will be hiking 14-1/2 miles round trip and we will see the 4 tiered Alamere waterfalls with the biggest one dumping into the Pacific Ocean. This gem is not to be missed.

Alamere Falls, Level 4, 14.5 miles, 400 ft Elevation

Saturday Night we will have our traditional potluck dinner and meeting.

Sundaywe will have our Just for Today meeting at 9:00 am and break camp afterwards.
Sunday we will be hosting a 1.6 mile hike to the point to check out the grey whale migration.

Middle Alamere Falls

Directions:

From San Jose Take I-880 N toward Oakland to I-980 E and connect to I-580 W. Proceed across the Richmond Bridge and take E.Sir Francis Drake blvd towards Larkspur. Proceed past I-101 and go approximate 15 miles to the park entrance.

Travel time from San Jose: Approximately 2 Hours

Lower Alamere Falls at The Beach

Know Before You Go:

Camping: $10:00, Friday check in at 1:00 pm,
Parking is limited to 10 vehicles, carpooling is encouraged.
Extra vehicles may require additional parking fees.
25 people are limited to the group camp, if it is full, you will have to get single camping within the park.
NO Dogs Allowed
Dress appropriately, Coastal weather is likely to be damp and cold, bring warm clothes, layers, warm bedding.



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