One Tam Member Hike: Rare Frogs of Carson Falls
Source: One Tam Calendar
Join Marin County Parks Naturalist, Shannon Burke, and One Tam staff for a hike along Carson Ridge to Carson Falls. This hike begins with a slow climb up the Pine Mountain Fire Road through serpentine chaparral. From the ridge we’ll descend through a shaded forest lush with ferns, milkmaids, and, if we’re lucky, blooming fetid adder’s tongue. Then we’ll have lunch beside the waterfall, which is one of the few remaining breeding sites in Marin for the rare foothill yellow-legged frog. This hike is just over four miles round trip and is moderately strenuous. Bring sturdy shoes, layers, a water bottle and a bag lunch. You may also like to bring your binoculars. Rain may cancel. If questionable weather, call 415-473-6087 after 8am on the morning of the event to hear a recorded message if cancelled. We request that no pets (except service animals) attend. Registration required. If registration is full and you would like to be added to the waiting list, or for more information, contact Monica Stafford at firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions to the Azalea Hill trailhead and parking lot: From Hwy 101 in Larkspur, take the exit for Sir Francis Drake Blvd west to Fairfax 5.3 miles. Turn left onto Pacheco Ave, turn right onto Broadway and make first left onto Bolinas Rd 3.8 miles (1.3 miles past the entrance to the Meadow Club). The parking area is on the left.