Point Reyes Trip January 24th-Please Read
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Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Point Reyes Trip January 24th-Please Read on 12/03/2008 11:23:59 MST Print View

To all that have expressed interest in the trip to Point Reyes on January 24th. I booked a group site at Wildcat Camp today for up to 14 hikers at $30. If we exceed this amount, we have the abilitiy of increasing our group to 25 hikers, on or before the day of the hike if need be. The increase is only another $10 so that is no big deal. I am working right now, but I will go through the two threads that have been started about this hike, and list them, and pm all that have expressed interest in attending. I'd do this now, but I am working and cannot do this at the moment. Just to clarify, we will head out from the Palomarin trailhead and camp at Wildcat. The next day we pack up and head to the Bear Valley Visitor Center to finish the hike. Post hike burgers and beers would be nice. If anyone knows of a In & Out Burger that could be even better (Jay???). Or if those attending are vegetarians or vegans we can modify plans. The hike the first day is around 6.5 miles (mostly flat) and the second day is around 5.5 with some elevation gain out of Wildcat Camp. No fires are allowed at the campsites but you are allowed to get a fire permit for a beach fire. Only driftwood can be burned, so I dunno about this option. We will need some autos for shuttle, and I will use my Honda CRV as one of them that can hold 5. It is a 20 minute or so drive between the two trailheads, just to let you know.

Please respond to this thread if you are still interested, or if you would like to attend and have just seen this thread, you can attend too. Just let me know. This will be a nice chance for many of us who live in or around the Bay Area to do a meet and greet and may be have some future trips this summer.

Edited by kennyhel77 on 12/03/2008 11:27:04 MST.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Point Reyes Trip January 24th-Please Read on 12/03/2008 16:56:07 MST Print View

Well there is a total of 19 that expressed interest in going. I will be pm'ing everyone to guage their desire to go or not. If we do total 19 or a little more then I will expand the reservation for others to join. Please keep in mind that if a winter storm hits that weekend then I will not go. Hiking in thunderstorms in the Sierra's is one thing. A winter storm North of San Francisco would just be too miserable. So let's cross our fingers!!!!!!

Joshua Billings
(Joshua) - MLife

Locale: Santa Cruz,Ca
I'm in on 12/03/2008 20:20:24 MST Print View

Me and my 13 year old son will be going. Care to carpool Ken?
Sounds good.
Josh

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Point Reyes 1/24 on 12/03/2008 21:01:21 MST Print View

Hey Ken, Thanks for all the time you put into putting this hike together. [Good karma will be in your pack]
The closes In & Out Burger is in Marin of Hwy 101 I will do some more research. What ever happened to Crucifix a great Bay Area band?

Edited by Creachen on 12/03/2008 21:02:13 MST.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Point Reyes Trip January 24th on 12/03/2008 21:51:47 MST Print View

Yeah, Please no storms. Too hard to get back behind The Redwood Curtain! Looking forward to putting actual faces to you all!

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Point Reyes 1/24 on 12/03/2008 22:35:23 MST Print View

The Response has been great. Should be a great hike.

Josh, carpool is done. Jay, Crucifix? What do you need? Have all. There are some good places to eat on the way from Point Reyes back to 101. So if not In and Out then there is other places. Ken.. lets keep on hoping for the weather.

Folks if this does not work then I will figure something else out.

Casey Bowden
(clbowden) - MLife

Locale: Berkeley Hills
Point Reyes Trip January 24th on 12/04/2008 09:06:27 MST Print View

Ken and others,

Count me in!

Jeremy Pendrey
(Pendrey) - MLife

Locale: California
the 24th on 12/04/2008 13:55:50 MST Print View

I'm in for January 24th.

Tony Wong
(Valshar) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
My life insurance is current and my wife wants me to go take a hike on 12/04/2008 16:22:33 MST Print View

Sign me up to go!

Will be great to meet some fellow BPLer's.

-Tony

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: My life insurance is current and my wife wants me to go take a hike on 12/04/2008 18:21:32 MST Print View

Great guys glad you can make it!!!

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Pt. Reyes 1/24/09-Life Insurance!!!!!! on 12/04/2008 18:39:32 MST Print View

Mr. Wong tell us more about your wifey. Are should we just wait for a good camp fire talk. Oh ya no fires at Pt. Reyes!!!

William Duke
(nkm1981) - F
You can have fires on the beach on 12/04/2008 18:48:25 MST Print View

and driftwood isn't a problem, usually.

cary bertoncini
(cbert) - F

Locale: N. California
so far looks like i'm good for pt. reyes on 12/10/2008 13:46:01 MST Print View

still hoping to find someone to ride with - i'm coming from sacramento

Denis Hazlewood
(redleader) - MLife

Locale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Re: Point Reyes Trip January 24th-Latest head count? on 12/22/2008 20:28:30 MST Print View

Ken,

What's the latest head count?

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Re: Point Reyes Trip January 24th-Latest head count? on 12/22/2008 20:33:36 MST Print View

Cary, take the train to SF or something and I will get ya. We'd love to have you!!

Dennis the folks that have confirmed is around 12-15 off of the top of my head. If it exceeds the amount of the $30 permit then it is another $10 to add more. This is not a big deal. I would guess that that as the hike draws closer, there'll be more fleshed out. Here's to hoping that this weekend is good to go with the weather. I'd love to meet all of you folks. I'd really like to make some connections with others for some hikes this summer!!!

Denis Hazlewood
(redleader) - MLife

Locale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Re: hikes next summer on 12/23/2008 00:48:18 MST Print View

Sounds like a plan. Re: number for Pt.Reyes trip, I want to make sure I carry enough chocolate.

michelle Annett
(andrewz) - F
interested but questions on 12/23/2008 10:27:15 MST Print View

My girlfriend and myself that is if she can get off the work and school are both interested in coming. I live up in Oakhurst in the sierra nevadas and i am wondering how far of a drive is point reyes from me? Also is any one from up were i live or next to going on down there? and want to car pool?

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Point Reyes Trip January 24th on 01/01/2009 01:13:18 MST Print View

Happy New Year All! I'm sitting with my noise shy dogs and see we have a dozen or so going. It should be a great start to the '09 season. I am coming down from Fortuna on the 101. if anyone needs ride along that way let me know. It would be nice to have some company along the way. Ken, thanks for putting this together. I would like to park at the Bear Valley end. I can shuttle 7 total at hikes end, if that helps with logistics. Seems like most are nearer the Palomarin trailhead. Can't wait! I think I'll start packing!

Denis Hazlewood
(redleader) - MLife

Locale: Luxury-Light Luke on the Llano Azul
Re: Point Reyes Trip January 24th on 01/01/2009 13:19:12 MST Print View

Regarding the apre hike lunch: might I suggest Moylans Micro Brewery, in Novato? Good food and a variety of beers, with easy access from Pt.Reyes, Hwy. 101 and Hwy. 37. I have eaten there many times and recommend it as a possible choice for our BPL Pt. Reyes trip.

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
Re: Re: Point Reyes Trip January 24th on 01/01/2009 14:51:23 MST Print View

Sounds good Dennis. Post beers are always welcomed!!