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Tomales Point Elk Adventure
February 23, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pmFree
Join the Nature Journal Club for a field trip to sketch and explore the lives of majestic Tule Elk in the picturesque landscape of the Point Reyes National Seashore. If you are new to journaling, you will find it inspiring to watch other journalers document and explore the area. The club encourages people of all ages to come together and create art in nature. The Tomales Point Trail passes through the Tule Elk preserve and we have good chances of finding both cow and bull elk. The trail if fairly level and well maintained. There are toilets near the trailhead but not on the trail. We will cover between three and four miles during the day and will enjoy our potluck lunch somewhere out there (make it portable). At the end of the day we will caravan to the Route One Gallery in Point Reyes Station to see the exhibit “Wild Books”.
Directions: From US 101 in Marin County, exit Sir Francis Drake/San Anselmo. Drive west on Sir Francis Drake about 20 miles, to the junction with CA 1, turn right, drive 0.1 mile, and then turn left onto Bear Valley Road. After about 2 miles, Bear Valley Road ends at Sir Francis Drake; turn left. Continue on Sir Francis Drake about 5.5 miles, then turn right onto Pierce Point Road. Drive about 9 miles on Pierce Point Road to the signed Tomales Point Trailhead, a short distance from McClures Beach, at the end of the road. Meet at the Pierce Point parking lot. There are bathrooms just down the hill at the McClure’s Beach parking lot. Trailhead GPS coordinates: N38 11.350 W122 57.256