Mount Tamalpais Full Moon Hike

See Mount Tamalpais in a whole new light…moonlight, that is.

Join a Mount Tamalpais Interpretive Association (MTIA) volunteer for a moderate hike up Marin County's highest peak to watch the sun set and the full moon rise. The walk covers roughly two miles in two hours.

Space is limited; call (415) 716-8397 to reserve your spot.

Where 

Meet at the Pantoll Ranger Station at Mount Tamalpais.

Cost 
Free; $6 parking fee at ranger station
Please Note 
If You Go 

Stay overnight at the Marin Headlands Hostel, 12 miles south of the Pantoll Ranger Station.

Tennessee Valley Walk

Join a Marin County Parks Naturalist on a leisurely walk along the Tennessee Valley trail in the Marin Headlands.

As you stroll along this popular trail, you'll look for owls roosting in the trees, bobcats and coyotes on the hillsides, and migrating hawks overhead. The walk culminates in a picnic lunch on the beach.

Where 

Meet at the Tennessee Valley trailhead.

Cost 
Free
Please Note 

Pack plenty of water and a picnic lunch.

Bring binoculars, field guides, and a pocket magnifying lens if you have them.

If You Go 

Stay at the beautiful Marin Headlands Hostel.

The Making of Hawk Hill

Join a Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy ranger and a park historian for a tour of the highest spot in the Marin Headlands.

Learn about the place the park calls Hawk Hill and the army called Hill 129. Hear about its history as a hidden coastal fortress and radar site, and take a glimpse into the area's future.

Where 

Hawk Hilll

Cost 
Free
Please Note 
If You Go 

Stay at the beautiful Marin Headlands Hostel.

Estero Trail Walk

Enjoy the autumn beauty of the Point Reyes National Seashore on a guided naturalist walk along the Estero Trail.

Start the day by scanning an old Christmas tree farm for the birds that often roost there, then head to the shore of the estuary to see the shorebirds, waterfowl, and other wildlife that depend on these rich waters. If the group feels ambitious, the hike may extend all the way out to Sunset Beach.

Where 

Meet at the Estero Trailhead, south off of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard.

Cost 
Free
Please Note 
If You Go 

Stay at the Point Reyes Hostel in Point Reyes National Seashore.

Bear Valley Trail Hike

Join a Marin County Parks naturalist for a 9-mile round-trip hike along the Bear Valley Trail in the Point Reyes National Seashore.

This is one of the most popular walks in Marin, with easy terrain and a variety of habitats to take in along the way. The group will take its time on the walk out, and enjoy a nice break at the beach before heading back. Participants will set their own pace on the walk back to the trailhead.

Where 

Meet at the parking lot across from the Bear Valley Visitors Center.

Cost 
Free
Please Note 
If You Go 

Stay at the Point Reyes Hostel in Point Reyes National Seashore.

Author Talk: Pam Houston and Shawna Yang Ryan

Point Reyes Books in Point Reyes Station presents an evening with two authors, Pam Houston (Cowboys are my Weakness) and Shawna Yang Ryan (Water Ghosts).

Houston is the author of two collections of award-winning short stories, and is the Director of Creative Writing at the University of California, Davis and Tomales Bay Writers' Workshop. Her annual reading at Point Reyes Books has become a favorite event at the store.

Shawna Yang Ryan's debut novel, Water Ghosts, is the tale of a real-life immigrants' enclave in the mining town of Locke in early 20th-Century California.

Where 

Point Reyes Books, Point Reyes Station

Cost 
Free
Please Note 
If You Go 

Stay at the Point Reyes Hostel, 8 miles from Point Reyes Station.

Author Talk: Colonel (Ret) Ann Wright

Head to the Dance Palace Center in Point Reyes Station for an evening with Colonel (Ret) Ann Wright, author of Dissent: Voices of Conscience.

Wright was the highest-ranking member of the U.S. government to resign in dissent during the run-up to war in Iraq. Dissent chronicles how she reached that decision,  details what was actually going on in the high ranks of government, and profiles others in the armed forces or government office who also resigned or spoke out against the war.

Where 

Dance Palace Community Center, Point Reyes Station

Cost 
$5
Please Note 
If You Go 

Stay at the Point Reyes Hostel, 8 miles from Point Reyes Station.

The GMO Crisis: Politics and Prophecy

Come to the Dance Palace Community Center in Point Reyes Station for a discussion with two traditional Kaqchikel Maya elders, Tata Francisco and Tata Cecilio, daykeepers of the Kaqchikel Maya calendar.

These Guatemalan spiritual guides are leaders in the fight against the genetically modified organisms (GMO) threatening their native crops -- the endangered heritage corn essential to Mayan life and ceremonies.

Where 

Dance Palace Community Center, Point Reyes Station

Cost 
$5
Please Note 
If You Go 

Stay at the Point Reyes Hostel, 8 miles from Point Reyes Station.

Wes Nisker: Crazy Wisdom Saves the World Again

The Dance Palace Community Center in Point Reyes Station presents a comedic one-man-show by Wes "Scoop" Nisker, author, radio commentator, Buddhist meditation teacher, and performer.

Crazy Wisdom Saves the World Again
is comic monologue with original songs exploring the human condition and the joys and sorrows of living in the modern age. Hear "The Subatomic Shuffle," "The Boomer's Song," several of Scoop's timeless newscasts, and much more.

Where 

Dance Palace Community Center, Point Reyes Station

Cost 
$14 / $12 Seniors
Please Note 
If You Go 

Stay at the Point Reyes Hostel, 8 miles from Point Reyes Station.

Author Talk with Edward Espe Brown

Head to the Dance Palace Community Center in Point Reyes Station for an afternoon author talk with Edward Espe Brown.

Author of The Complete Tassajara Cookbook: Recipes, Techniques, and Reflections from the Famed Zen Kitchen and The Tassajara Bread Book, Brown is a Soto Zen Buddhist priest and an accomplished chef who helped found Greens Restaurant with Deborah Madison. In 2007, Edward appeared in How to Cook Your Life, a critically acclaimed feature-length documentary.

Where 

Dance Palace Community Center, Point Reyes Station

Cost 
Free
Please Note 
If You Go 

Stay at the Point Reyes Hostel, 8 miles from Point Reyes Station.

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