Hiking Club 6-15-2019

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Tule Elk at Tomales Point (Photo by Martin Johns)
Jack London State Park (Photo by Keith Sauer)

JUNE 20 LONG HIKE / DIPSEA, STEEP RAVINE, AND MATT DAVIS LOOP

This 7-mile hike with a 1600-foot elevation gain begins along the Dipsea Trail at Stinson Beach. You climb gradually with ocean views until you reach the junction with the Steep Ravine Trail. From here it climbs 1000 ft through the lush Web Creek Canyon with waterfalls, redwoods, and a 10 ft ladder to Pantoll Ranger Station in 1.5 miles. After that it’s a leisurely descent on the Matt Davis trail with a lunch stop on a knoll with a view of the San Francisco skyline if weather permits. Bring hiking poles, water, and a snack. Leave the Berger Center at 8:30 am; hike leader is Bill Stacy, (408) 694-7161.

JUNE 20 INTERMEDIATE HIKE / ROSIE THE RIVETER MUSEUM AND BAY TRAIL

Explore the Historic Richmond waterfront with a walk along the Bay Trail and an optional visit to the Rosie the Riveter Museum. Flat terrain, 5-6 miles. Bring lunch and prepare for windy, cool conditions. Leave Berger at 9 a.m. Hike leader Marilyn Pahr 707-541-6430.

JUNE 27 INTERMEDIATE HIKE / KORTUM TRAIL

Starting at Shell Beach parking lot, our Sonoma coast hike will walk toward Goat Rock for approximately 1.5 level miles before returning to Shell Beach on the same path. There are great views in both directions. We might walk down to the beach for lunch or a snack.

Hike leader is Jason Wilkenfeld 978-2385. Leave Berger at 9:00 a.m.

JUNE 27 LONG HIKE / JACK LONDON – HAYFIELDS

A moderate, scenic hike (7.8 mi, 1500′) on the Mountain and Hayfields Trails in Jack London State Park. We might be lucky enough to catch some late spring wildflowers. Meet at Berger Center for an 8:30 a.m. departure. Bring lunch, water, and hiking poles. Leader is Dave Stein (650-215-0327, ggds162@gmail.com)

A REMINDER TO ALL HIKERS: If the hiking trail is more than 30 miles round trip from Oakmont, it is customary to compensate your driver at least $5.00 for gas.

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