Sunday, June 12, 2016

Point Reyes National Seashore: 12 June 2016

Nikki was the organizer of this fast-paced hike at Point Reyes National SeashoreThe walk started at the Bear Valley Visitor Center. We then proceeded to crank-up the Mount Wittenberg Trail, and then descended the Sky Trail to the site of Arch Rock. After a fifteen-minute lunch break, we returned to the start of the hike via the Bear Valley Trail. Seventeen people participated in this beautiful and somewhat challenging hike.
On 21 March 2015, Arch Rock collapsed killing one person and critically injuring another person.


This map shows an overview of the location of the hike. Included on the map is a GPS generated track of the route, including mile markersClick on the image to see the full-size map.
The hiking group on Mount Wittenberg. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
Nikki was the leader of the hike. Click on the image to see the full-size picture.
The group has been moving fast, and we are now taking a 2-3 minute rest break on the Sky Trail. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
This lovely tree is located adjacent to the Sky Trail. Click on the image to see the full-size picture.
A view of Coast Creek shortly before it meets the Pacific Ocean. Click on the picture to see the full-size photograph.
A view looking north; the Coast Trail is visible. Click on the image to see the full-size picture.
About 15 months ago Arch Rock collapsed, killing a San Francisco preschool teacher. Click on the picture to see the full-size photograph.
 This photo was taken from a helicopter by a National Park Service photographer, shortly after the collapse of Arch Rock on 21 March 2015. Click on the image to see the full-size picture.
A view of the remains of Arch Rock. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
A view from the site of Arch Rock, looking north. Click on the picture to see the full-size photo.
A view from the site of Arch Rock, looking southClick on the picture to see the full-size photograph.
This graph shows the elevation changes encountered during the hike. Click on the image to see the full-size chart.
The distance traveled was approximately 11.4 miles (18.3 kilometers). The cumulative elevation gain was about 1,801 feet (549 meters). Included on the map is a GPS generated track of the route, which includes mile markers. Click on the image to see the full-size map.
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