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Event: Jews’ Next Dor & Yidventure: Point Reyes Beginner’s Hike

Posted by moshez on July 14, 2011

When: July 31st, 2011, 10am-9pm
Where: Parking Lot of Panera Bread — 43317 Christy St., Fremont, CA
Organizer: Yonatan B.

Hike through diverse forests and beautiful meadows that haven’t changed much since Sir Francis Drake discovered what is now Point Reyes National Seashore for Queen Elizabeth I! At a mere 3.2 miles, with almost no elevation change, this outing is great for beginners! We may even find some wild fruit along the way.

After our walk, we’ll also visit Drake’s Beach, renowned for its backdrop of dramatic white sandstone cliffs.

Since we’re going up to Marin County, this adventure will take the entire day. Please plan accordingly. Pack a dairy/vegetarian lunch with you. We will have dairy/vegetarian dinner at Tony Tutto Pizza in Mill Valley (246 E. Blithedale Ave., Mill Valley, CA).

If you live in the South Bay, your journey will be shorter and cheaper if you head up the 880 and meet for a carpool in Fremont, at 10am, in the parking lot of Panera Bread (43317 Christy St., Fremont, CA).

Post to the wall to organize other carpools, and/or to let us know to wait for you at the Fremont carpool.

You can also meet us at the Bear Valley Visitor Center at 12:30pm. Directions to the trailhead, as well as a description of a longer hike that includes the areas we will visit. Cell reception at Point Reyes is not great, so if you want to meet us there, PLEASE POST TO THE WALL, so we know to wait for you.

Recommended Gear:

  • Hiking boots
  • Water
  • Lots of dairy/vegetarian snacks (we’ll probably be eating lunch a bit late)
  • Dairy/vegetarian lunch
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Beach gear
  • Change of clothes/shoes (if you’d like before dinner)
  • Money for tolls, parking, and pizza

We’ll be hiking to Divide Meadow via the Bear Valley Trail. This casual stroll through mixed Douglas fir forest and along Bear Valley Creek leads to an open grassy meadow. Several benches along the way offer great resting spots in the shade, and Divide Meadow is a nice place to picnic in the sun.

Trail Map (Drake’s Beach, in the northern part of the park, is not shown on this map)

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Co-Sponsored by Jews’ Next Dor and Yidventure.

Organized by Yonatan B.


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