Started at Pantoll. Nice day, great view. Snow covered peak in the distance due North (Snow Mtn? Yolla Bolly?)
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!