Seventh Annual Long Walk
Date and time: Sunday, April 30th at 8:45am
Leader: Jacob Lehmann Duke and TBA
Start: At the Dipsea Trailhead in Mill Valley (Cascade Ave. at Molino Rd. by Old Mill Park)
This year’s long walk will be a lovely 14-mile hike on Mt. Tam. We will start on Cascade Dr. (at Molino Ave.) in Mill Valley (an easy 40-minute drive from Berkeley) and walk the entirety of the extremely hilly and scenic Dipsea Trail, bringing us through Muir Woods, over a 1000-foot summit with ocean views, and down to Stinson Beach, where we will stop for lunch. Those who have had enough can take a bus from here, returning them to within a mile of the start. For those brave enough to continue, we will climb the Steep Ravine Trail, with its many bridges and river crossings as well as a ten-foot ladder. From here, it’s a relatively gentle five-mile descent through the redwoods back to our starting point. Please allow about 8 hours for the hike plus time to get to the trailhead start and then back to the East Bay. This hike will be strenuous on uneven trails, with lots of elevation gain and loss. Wear sturdy boots and bring water, snacks, lunch, a hat, and jackets/rain gear (if needed).