Did the minimal hike from the roads-end on Panoramic Highway since I had two other highpoints in the central valley on the schedule. This was stop 1 of 3 that included Mount Vaca of Solano County and Carpenter Hill of Sacramento County.
The view was great, if a bit hazy.
There is so many trails to explore. Great San Francisco views.
a great hike to a fine dharma peak, one of the most inspiring views in the world. a very sacred peak.
I have been up this several times over the last thirty years.
Did this one with Dennis Poulin after we had done Little Blue Peak. Slept in our vehicles in a parking lot nearby. Then did Mt. Davidson, early the next morning (SF cohp)
An amazing hike!
Ok, so I have to be honest that I hate this mountain, so the only way I would agree to hike it was at loopdedo's suggestion that we hike it from sea level on one of the rainiest days ever (no people). So I agreed and set off in my jeans. Ok that was a bad idea, but we did it, and couldnt see a lick from the top. Thats the only way I would ever want to hike on this mountain - I'm a mountain snob and this one doesnt cut it.
spectacular views - beautiful area
Nice hike. The wooden planks leading to the summit were iced over when I headed up there in the morning.
Hiked to the summit with my wife and a friend from England. An amazing mountain so close to a major urban region, and yet I felt like I could be far away in a much more remote location.
Incredible views. Once the Oakland Hills had a layer of fresh snow, and another time it was the classic Golden Gate Bridge towers coming out of the fog. Awesome. I was without camera both times, but the memory is still there.
Started out late in the day at the parking lot by the Mountain House Inn. Headed up the only really steep section from the fire house to the Old Railroad Grade. Follow that up around the mountain, by the Mountain Top lodge, and on to the summit. Great views of the city and the Farallon Islands. Came back down the Fern Creek trail. Entire route was 3.5 hours and a hair under 7 miles.
Excellent view of the bay area on a beautiful winter day.
great view for such a short hike!
Fun little hike, did not know that you could drive to the top though...great views of San Francisco and the bay
I did a quick early morning trek for a first visit to Mount Tamalpais, a bay area favorite. I started at 7:18 am from the Mill Valley trailhead, tried to follow the creek beds mostly, saw the Indian Rock, saw the Great Wall of Mount Tam, climbed the Great Rock Wall of Mount Tam (I guess I got a bit off course somewhere - I don't think you're supposed to rock climb to the summit), summitted at 9:18, hung out around the fire tower, took some pictures of mountains in the distance that I couldn't identify, left the summit at 9:58 and returned to my car at 10:58 via a side trip to the Railway Plank Trail. My GPS claimed the trip up was 1.49 miles and the trip down was 2.47 miles. I read somewhere on the web that it was 1km from trailhead to peak, I don't know what route that is, but I want to take it, the GPS says trailhead to peak straight is 0.97 miles. No people on the trail on the way up, about 4 people at the summit area, about 60 people on the trail on the way down!
Met Marianne at Stinson Beach bright and early Sunday morning. We left @ 10.07, taking the Dipsea to the Steep Ravine trail.
After reaching Pantoll, we took the R & H to the Easy Grade trail, arriving at the Mountain Theater, which I'd wanted to check out for a while (seems like it would be pretty cool to check out a performance there). We took the Rock Spring trail to the W Point Inn (also pretty cool- only accessible by bike or foot [maybe horse]). From there we took the RR Grade fire road to the Fern Creek trail, which finally took us to the summit, where we arrived @ about 14.30.
It was a beautiful day, ~80 deg F, clear except for some clouds over the ocean, and views of the Bay, SF, & Mt. Diablo were abundant. I was glad that it was so nice for Marianne's first time on the summit (my first time sucked, as all I could see were clouds!). We hung out on the top for ~1/2 an hour, and did some bouldering on the rocks, earning bonus points based on a system devised by some little kid up there (I came up with the most).
We headed back down to Pantoll the same way we came, but took the Matt Davis trail to Stinson Beach, getting there right as it got dark, and arriving at that one seafood restaurant on the ocean-side of the road with the patio @ 18.45. We had a great dinner, going to the beach afterwards.
I am really glad my long-time goal of going from beach to summit of Mt. Tam' turned out so well- a great and memorable trip with a wonderful person!
i had been training for many months.
got all the gear ready a few days before. began ascent early morning, reached peak around mid-day. no injuries or accidents. descent just as succesful. slept well. friends like to laugh at me about this, but i guarantee it was worth it :-)
Kim and I finally got around to hiking to Mount Tam's summit. We were dogsitting "Lion" and wanted to tire her out. This was a decidedly casual affair, as evidenced by my corduroy pants and wool sweater. The 1700-foot climb up the Temelpa trail was short and steep--just the way I like to ascend a mountain. Only a few cars in the parking lot on an oddly hazy Christmas Eve.