12 June 2016

Point Reyes National Seashore: 12 June 2016

This was a fast-paced hike at Point Reyes National SeashoreThe walk started at the Bear Valley Visitor Center. We then crank up the Mount Wittenberg Trail and then descended the Sky Trail to Arch Rock's site. After a fifteen-minute lunch break, we returned to the hike's start 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.

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A view from the site of Arch Rock, looking north.

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 markers
The hiking group on Mount Wittenberg. 
The group has been moving fast, and we are now taking a 2-3 minute rest break on the Sky Trail. 
This lovely tree is located adjacent to the Sky Trail. 
A view of Coast Creek shortly before it meets the Pacific Ocean. 
A view looking north, the Coast Trail is visible. 
About 15 months ago, Arch Rock collapsed, killing a San Francisco preschool teacher. 
 This photo was taken from a helicopter by a National Park Service photographer shortly after Arch Rock's collapse on 21 March 2015. 
A view of the remains of Arch Rock.

This graph shows the elevation changes encountered during the hike. 
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. 

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