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Aug 09 2014
JimmyLyding
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47 male
 Joined Feb 16 2007
 Walnut Creek, CA
Coast View TrailBay Area, CA
Bay Area, CA
Hiking avatar Aug 09 2014
JimmyLyding
Hiking10.17 Miles 1,857 AEG
Hiking10.17 Miles   4 Hrs   36 Mns   2.59 mph
1,857 ft AEG      40 Mns Break
 
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Interesting weather today. It was 59º at the start, and the Coastal Trail had a brisk wind and lots of fog that was a little bit colder. Luckily it was all uphill so keeping warm wasn't a problem even though I wore shorts and a t-shirt. I think I got some nice videos of the fog blasting over the top of the ridge. The blowing fog abruptly ended about a half mile below Pantoll, and it was bright sunshine. Interestingly, there is also an abrupt change in vegetation here. The area with blowing fog had short maritime chaparral on the west side of the ridge and redwoods down on the east side. The sunny area was a Douglas fir forest.

I then went down the short Alpine Trail to the Bootjack Trail. I've never hiked Bootjack before even though it's a great connector between Muir Woods and the high country on the western side of Mount Tam because it was closed for repair for the last 3 years, only reopening recently (I don't know when).

I saw a doe with two fawns grazing on the upper Bootjack before braving the hordes in Muir Woods. The tourons didn't disappoint, but there sure were a lot of them. I went past the gift shop and out towards the park's entrance before taking a steep uphill spur trail up to the Deer Park Fire Road which runs parallel to the Dipsea Trail, then down Deer Park to Muir Woods Road. Crossed the road then took the flat Redwood Creek Trail as it parallels the road through a riparian area back to my car.
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Feb 11 2012
JimmyLyding
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 Guides 111
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47 male
 Joined Feb 16 2007
 Walnut Creek, CA
Coast View TrailBay Area, CA
Bay Area, CA
Hiking avatar Feb 11 2012
JimmyLyding
Hiking8.25 Miles 1,704 AEG
Hiking8.25 Miles   3 Hrs      2.75 mph
1,704 ft AEG
 
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Very cool hike. Good cardio workout with great views.
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average hiking speed 2.67 mph

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