March - May 2014 Hikes & Events
by all Sponsored Marin Group Hike Leaders

(These appear in the Sierra Club Yodeler under "Marin Group Hikes")

Always bring lunch and water.
Consider layered clothing, sunscreen and hiking poles.

Upcoming Hikes & Trips

March 8  Sat  9:30 am
Cataract Creek 2B Hike. Enjoy this mostly shady hike on water district lands. 
Cancellation: Any rain cancels. Cost: Share gas cost with driver. Bring: Lunch and liquids. 
Meet: 9:30 am Miller and Locust in Mill Valley (in front of the 7/11). Carpool: 8:30 am at 
the North Berkeley Bart station (outside the front gate) to drive over to the hike. 
Leader: Jim Bonsey(510) 527-5345, or

March 23  Sun · 9:30 am

Mount Tamalpais 2B Hike. A moderate to leisurely paced 7 mile loop
along the Matt Davis, Coastal and Cataract trails featuring scenic
views and waterfalls. Cancellation: Any rain cancels. Bring: Lunch,
liquids and appropriate layers (could be windy). Meet: 9:30 am at
Miller and Locust in Mill Valley (at the bus stop) to carpool to Mt.
Tam. Leader: Paul Glodis(510) 665-6158, or pglodis@mindspring. com.

March 30 - Sun 11:10 am
Tilden Park - Seaview trail Hike - 2A
Meet in front of the Bank of America above downtown Berkeley BART 
station on Shattuck Avenue (between Addison and Center Streets) for a 
six-mile one way bus-to-bus hike along Tilden Park's highest trail with 
sweeping views of the North Bay, East of the Berkeley hills with two 
reservoirs, Mt. Diablo and West Bay.  We take one bus and come back on 
another bus.  Wildflowers should be out in abundance. Rain cancels.  
Please arrive promptly on time.
Leader: Nick Pasquariello  415 431-2990

April 13  Sun  9:30 am  Marin Group
Marin Headlands 2B Hike. Expect spring wildflowers and scenic views on
this moderately paced loop (8mi/1200') on the Coastal, Bobcat and SCA
trails. Cancellation: Any rain cancels. Bring: Lunch, liquids and
appropriate layers. Meet: the Morning Sun trailhead at the Highway 101
Spencer Exit commuter parking area. Leader: Paul Glodis, (510)
665-6158, or
April 19   Sat   9:30 am 
Phoenix Lake Loop 2B Hike. Join us on this spring hike with a chance of 
wildflowers. Cancellation: Any rain cancels. Cost: Share gas cost with driver. 
Bring: Lunch, Liquids, rain gear. Meet: 9:30 am Fairfax Parkade (parking 
lot across from the Fairfax theater). 
Carpool: 8:30 am Leave North Berkeley BART station loading zone. 
Leader: Jim Bonsey(510) 527-5345, or jlbj3@netzero@net.
May 17  Sat 9:30 am Marin Group
Mount Tamalpais Enjoy this hike half-way up Mt. Tamalpais (or get a ride on the train 
if it is still running -NOT).We may even get to see a rehearsal of the 
Mountain Play (South Pacific) on the walk thru Mountain Theater.
Meet: 9:30 am Miller and Locust in Mill Valley (in front of the 7/11). 
Carpool: 8:30 am at the North Berkeley Bart station (outside the front 
gate) to drive over to the hike. Leader: Jim Bonsey(510) 527-5345, or

Hikes are graded by a number-letter code indicating length and elevation gain:
Length of Hike
Elevation Gain During Hike
1 - up to 6 miles  A - under 1000 feet 
2 - 6 to 10 miles  B - 1000 to 2000 feet
3 - 10 to 15 miles C - 2000 to 3000 feet
4 - 15 to 20 miles D - 3000 to 4000 feet
(Example: 3B hikes are 10 to 15 miles with 1000 to 2000 feet elevation gain)
Transportation to Trailhead /Cost Sharing

Because of insurance liability, the Sierra Club takes no responsibility for organizing, but does encourage voluntary ride sharing. All trips begin and end at the trailhead, not the initial meeting place. Any carpool arrangements are private agreements between the driver and the passengers. Drivers must carry adequate insurance coverage. Riders are expected as a matter of courtesy to reimburse drivers to cover the transportation expenses of the trip. The Chapter does not recommend a reimbursement rate.  The IRS estimates that the 2008 cost of operating a car is 70 cents per mile. Drivers and passengers are free to settle on an agreed rate.

Last Update 3/14/14


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