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Kent Pump Road

Saturday May 4, 2024 10 am to 2 pm     Rain Delay. Meet at noon, go until 2 pm  Leader: Eva Buxton

Sign up for this field trip on Meetup.  Registration begins April 1, 2024.     Group limit 18

Please sign the Waiver for Marin Chapter 2024.

Kent Pump Road offers a beautiful, gentle, and biodiverse hike through the Lagunitas Creek Watershed from Alpine Dam toward the upper reaches of Kent Lake. We will amble along this riparian corridor and enjoy the diverse vegetation of the area. Highlights will include forest understory plants, mossy rock outcrops, a rare lichen, and one undescribed wildflower known only from the surrounding area.

The hike is a shady out-and-back on a dirt surface with an easy difficulty-level. We will walk as far as we can in the allotted time, perhaps 1.5 miles each way at maximum.  The Marin Chapter (CNPSmarin.org) has a plant list for area called ALPINE DAM TO KENT LAKE PUMP ROAD, MMWD which would be useful for those of you interested in the flora over several seasons.

Directions: Meet at Alpine Dam at the beginning of the Kent Pump Road. Parking is limited but there are several nearby pullouts along the Bolinas-Fairfax Road.

Bring: Layers, water, lunch

Email Eva Buxtonwith any questions.  evabuxton@sbcglobal.net

Text for day-of-trip questions or issues:  415-215-1774



May 04 2024


12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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