Pictures from the Olompali hike are further down the page.
May Hike: Sunday, May 29, 2005
Meet at the Palomarin Trailhead, 11 a.m.
Now that it looks like the summer weather might be with us, how about a beautiful late spring hike? Veteran hiker Nancy Schwartz invites the Hike Club to the 13th Annual Memorial Day Hike to Alamere Falls.
This hike begins at the Palomarin Trailhead, at the end of Mesa Road out of Bolinas. From the parking lot, we enter the Pt. Reyes National Recreation Area and begin our four mile hike over mostly level terrain, along the Coast Trail. We'll pass by several swimmable lakes, and finally reach Alamere Falls.
After our unusually wet spring, the falls should be very full. It drops off a cliff directly onto the beach.
Bring a lunch and binoculars and we'll have an adventure.
From anywhere in Sonoma County, take your favorite route to Olema, which is where Sir Francis Drake Blvd. meets Highway 1. Then continue south on 1 to the turnoff for Bolinas. Look closely for this, because local residents are known to remove the sign from time to time. Look for Mesa Road on the right, and take it to where it ends at the Palomarin parking lot.
I'll send out a notice for a show of hands later this week - sorry for the short notice. Contact me with any questions. This is a good hike for kids.
Here's a shot from last year's Alamere Falls hike:
Olompali State Historic Park
It rained almost everywhere else, but except for one brief shower, we were in and out of the sun all day.