Cows, Fog and Lady Gaga Tats - Page 3
Photo by Rob Rhodes.
TRAILHEAD: Marin Fun Run 50K
- Aerial tour: http://baytrailrunners.com/earth/coastal.php
- Distance: 33.9 miles
- Elevation gain: 5148 feet
- High point: 1812 feet on the Coastal Trail at mile 15.
- Low point: 105 feet on Miwok Trail and Muir Woods Road at mile 21.
- Strava data: http://www.strava.com/activities/56586551
FUN FACTS & TRAIL BETA
- Olema: In the Miwok Indian language, Olema translates to coyote. The Gateway to the Point Reyes National Seashore. The "San Francisco Earthquake" epicenter was in Olema.
- The San Andreas Fault: A right-lateral strike-slip fault. Separates the Point Reyes Peninsula from the rest of mainland California.
- Bolinas Ridge Trail: 10.5 miles across coastal ranges, through high redwoods and stretches of open chaparral.
- Coastal Trail: At 17 miles it is the longest maintained trail in Marin County.
- Matt Davis Trail: Matt Davis was a paid trail builder, and contracted this one during the 1920s, while living in a small cabin on Mount Tamalpais.
- Pantoll Ranger Station: The main station for all of Mount Tamalpais State Park. Public restrooms and water available.
- Cardiac Hill: The apex of the famous Dipsea Race.
- Dipsea Trail: Stretches seven miles from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach.
- Miwok Trail: Coast Miwok people were believed to follow this route from inland areas to the ocean during peak fishing seasons.
- Tennessee Valley: Named for the SS Tennessee, which ran aground when the captain missed the entrance to the Golden Gate on March 9, 1853.
- Marincello Trail: Marincello was a failed development project (fortuitous for us trail runners) that would have placed housing atop the Marin Headlands.
- Student Conservation Association (SCA) Trail: Singletrack gold! Follow it down to the crossing of the Golden Gate Bridge and admire the views.
GETTING TO OLEMA
- From San Francisco: Take US 101 over the Golden Gate Bridge. Go 12 miles to San Anselmo exit. Go .5 miles and merge onto Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. Follow it until you see the entrance for the Bolinas Ridge Trail on your left.
- From points north: Take US 101 south to the exit for San Anselmo. After .5 miles merge onto Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. See above.