Walking Mt. Tam: Trails of Creativity - Caryn Lowe
Source: Mt Tamalpais State Park
Mount Tamalpais State Park Docent Led Hike "Me thinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow!" -Thoreau. Science is proving what people have known for ages - going out into nature is one of the best ways to connect with your creative mind. Mt. Tam has been a special place of inspiration for many generations of artists and writers from early settlers from the Hudson Valley to the Bohemian and Beat movements. During this hike you will learn a little bit about this rich history, what happens here today and hopefully make your own creative connection to Mt. Tam. There will be a few stopping points along the way so bring a notebook, pens/pencils, and your curiosity! TENTATIVE ROUTE: TBD DISTANCE: 5 miles / Moderately Strenuous MEET: Pantoll Parking Area DEPARTURE: 9am Departure. Group should return no later than 2:30pm NO REGISTRATION OR SIGN UP NECCESSARY. Everyone welcome! You do not need to be a Friends of Mt Tam member to participate. Just show up! CANCELLATIONS: Rain, red flag days, winds above 30 mph, and unforeseen circumstances will cancel. Check the Friends of Mt Tam Facebook for updates: https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfMtTam PARKING: We strongly recommend carpooling and arriving 15 minutes early to find parking. Certain parking areas require a $8 fee (Pantoll, Bootjack, and East Peak). Bring exact change! WATER: Bring at least two bottles of water on hot days. Most hikes do not pass by public drinking water sources. FOOD: Unless stated otherwise in the hike description, there will not be a formal lunch stop. Bring your own snacks. PROTECTION: Ticks, mosquitoes, horse flies and yellow jackets are present, but not abundant. STURDY BOOTS: Trails are uneven, rocky and can be very steep in places. Sandals, sneakers and running shoes are not recommended. COVID PRECAUTIONS: Frequent hand sanitation, physical distancing, and no sharing of gear or maps. Visitors need to be fully prepared to provide for all of their own needs, including a map (printed or downloaded), hand sanitizer, tissues, and first aid supplies. HIKE DOCENTS have been trained under the California State Parks Volunteers In the Park Program (VIPP).