***Pt. Reyes Hike****
Tomales Point Coastal Hike at Point Reyes and Drakes Bay oyster farm picnic.
The narrow, windswept sliver of Point Reyes National Seashore ending at Tomales Point has only one main trail, which rolls gently for just under five miles. Along the way you'll see the ragged coastline and roving Tule elk herds that make this the essential northern California coastal hike. The trail is roughly 4.8 miles one way with some sandy terrain with very little elevation gain.
We’ll cap off the hike with a fun social picnic and delicious world renowned Oysters in the Drakes Bay – From Drakes Bay Oyster Farm which is located inside the park. This 80 year old oyster farm is at risk of closure! I don’t know how long they can keep their operation so I’m very motivated to go there as often as I can before it’s gone.
The hike should be no more than 5 hours long, we’d like to be on the way to the oyster farm by 3:30pm. The picnic area and seating at Drakes bay is very limited so this meetup will be limited to 20 people. Please, RSVP ASAP as I have advertised this meetup at another group will fill up fast.
- If you are willing to drive, please state in RSVP how many you can take. Carpoolers please watch the bottom of this post to see what carpool you're in. Drivers, please also watch this post and flag any necessary adjustments that need to be made to your carpool.
- We meet at 7:30am on the dot, we leave at 7:45am sharp!
- If you plan on carpooling, have $20 cash... Please try and have exact change!
We will meet at ***DRAKES BAY PICNIC AREA*** for picnic. It is important that we all make this rendezvous in the event that we become separated and do not have a cellphone or walkie talkie. Please try to stay with someone who has one of the two. Please try to make sure, if we separate into smaller groups, that we all have a way to communicate with each other.
REMEMBER TO BRING:
- A camera and/or binoculars. Layers, especially a wind-breaker. Sun screen; there's no shade on this hike Water and snacks. BBQ Sauce or any concoction for cooked or Raw oysters. Bread and things for bbq. BYOB and wine is always welcome. $20 for your driver.
Looking forward to meeting some new faces and seeing some regulars!