Forty years ago -- thanks to the persistence, vision, and hard work of dedicated volunteers -- the Point Reyes Hostel opened its doors, charging $1.50 - $2.00 for a bed in newly renovated ranch buildings set in a spectacular coastal wilderness.
What better time of year to celebrate than during San Francisco's famously warm (cross your fingers) autumn season? Well in case you needed another reason, the America's Cup "World Series" regattas are returning to the San Francisco Bay in conjunction with Fleet Week from October 2-7.
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed legislation that created the Point Reyes National Seashore. Fifty years later, Point Reyes is a beloved National Park that is visited by millions of people from all over the world. On Saturday, September 8, the park celebrates its 50th anniversary with a reception and oak-planting ceremony at the Bear Valley Visitor Center.