Sunday, June 29, 2008

Misty mountain hike (Point Reyes)

Point Reyes - the best hike I've done so far. It was hard to believe that summer had already started. We spent most of the first half of the hike 12-12.5 mile hike from Five Brooks Trailhead to Alamere Falls, in mist so thick that it was precipitating as big droplets in some places. It was a magical feeling to hike alongside moss covered trees, spring flowers and a beautiful water fall into the ocean at one end of the hike.

The waterfall (Alamere) is situated at the end of a hard to reach trail. Be sure to wear a full sleeve shirt and trousers. You can also climb down the slippery cliff face to the beach with the final level of the falls, if you are up to it - probably one of the most secluded beaches on the West coast.

Be sure to carry a map with you as the directions/signs are a little confusing (but correct) at many places. Stewart trail (the one we took for the most part) crisscrosses many other trails. You will find this one and the Ridge trail meeting at many places, so much so that you can end up hiking in circles.


JP said...

Nicely taken pics. with every trek your photographic prowess is improving.