Sheesh... Jim, James...you guys must have it rough Ken and...uh...Ken
Jim, I'm still totally up for driving with you, but if the timing works better with David (or anyone else), then absolutely go for it... my feelings won't be hurt. BART gets you to the east bay pretty easily, so there are ways to make that work) If he leaves saturday, I'll drive you back. If you still plan on riding with me, since your flight gets in at 11 you might have some time to kill before I'm off work (there are worse places in the world to kick around for a few hours than SF!)
Kat or anyone else. I'm pro-carpooling if possible. It seems like my (and for now, assuming Jim's) timeline is to hit the road after work hours on thursday to try and make the trailhead late...midnight-ish. But with the bail out plan of crashig partway somewhere in the middle(Redding?) and getting to the trialhead early to get on the move with everyone at 9ish friday morn.) For anyone else, that would probably entail a departure from SF around 5-5:30 and probably going through Berkeley, Vallejo, Fairfield and on up 80e to the 505 to the 5.
Chime in if it seems like your travel timeline jives with that.
And, with this oktoberfest theme, I'm shocked no one has mentioned beer!!! We might be lacking Cameron's microbrews, but I'm assuming that we should still be factoring a few extra oz's into our consumables??