Thursday, February 27, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Rain date, March 3)

130The Harry Allen, Tucker, and Bill Williams trails on the lower slopes of Mount Tamalpais go through a variety of habitats plus two cascading creeks. The field tripis a 1.8-mile loop, with a gentle 300-foot descent and ascent. We’ll see chaparral with silk tassle bush, (Garrya elliptica), oak-madrone woodlands, northfacing
California bay laurel (Umbellularia californica) groves, chain fern (Woodwardia fimbriata) and elk clover (Aralia californica) in riparian areas, crashing brooks and redwood forest—there will be a variety of plants to discuss!

We will meet across from 123 Crown Road, Kentfield. If you search this address in online map applications, you’ll find the beginning of the Harry Allen Trail.

There is plenty of parking; Crown Road is wide at this trailhead overlooking Phoenix Lake. As trails are narrow along steep slopes, a hiking stick can be useful.

Heavy rain cancels, and the rain date is March 3.

Leader: Kurt Rademacher