Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventures

Saturday, July 30, 2016 -
6:30am to 5:00pm
Gurrola
Stock

Located 20 miles off the Marin/Sonoma coast and encompassing 1,286 square miles of rich ocean habitat, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary is an oasis for wildlife. On this trip, you will learn how to identify and observe pelagic seabirds, marine mammals, and...

Saturday, August 13, 2016 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Ellis

Lying at the biologically rich juxtaposition of ocean, marsh, and Drakes Estero, the Limantour Spit is utilized by thousands of birds and seals on their daily and seasonal migrations. Once known as Limantour Drive, the trail weaves between the dunes and a defunct...

Saturday, August 13, 2016 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
Giorni

Biodiversity abounds at Drakes Estero, from wild Tule elk and soaring hawks to leaping lizards and swimming bat rays. We will shed the layers of the city as we naturalize all the way to Drakes Head, scanning the sky for Western Brown Pelicans and listening for...

Saturday, August 20, 2016 -
8:30am to 4:00pm
Wimpfheimer

Come spend the day observing migrant shorebirds that have traversed thousands of miles from their Arctic breeding areas. Some may stay within these rich habitats well into the winter; others will pause only briefly before traveling south. Join David for a hike on...

Sunday, August 21, 2016 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
Rogers

Learn to pack and use the perfect outdoor kitchen for any Point Reyes National Seashore adventure – large, small, overnight, multi-day. This monthly class provides you with an essentials gear list, menu, recipes, and tips, as well as a gourmet cooked meal.

Sunday, August 28, 2016 -
9:30am to 1:30pm
Vaughn

The biologically rich waters of Drakes Estero provide a haven for thousands of shorebirds, harbor seals, bat rays, leopard sharks, and other wildlife. While gliding across the smooth waters of the estero, we’ll look for signs of the geological and cultural past as we...

Saturday, September 10, 2016 -
10:00am to 4:30pm
Binney

Explore the elk range with Frank Binney, a nature writer who has assisted park biologists with Tule Elk studies for 20 years. With scores of large-antlered bull elk actively competing for females in the annual rut, we’ll have many opportunities to observe breeding...

Saturday, September 10, 2016 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
Rogers

Learn to pack and use the perfect outdoor kitchen for any Point Reyes National Seashore adventure – large, small, overnight, multi-day. This monthly class provides you with an essentials gear list, menu, recipes, and tips, as well as a gourmet cooked meal.

Sunday, September 11, 2016 -
10:30am to 2:30pm
Binney

Tomales Bay is home to an incredible biodiversity, most of which is inaccesible by land. Come paddle through this aquatic wonderland on your way to observe the elusive Tule Elk. Kayak rental included.

Saturday, September 17, 2016 -
8:00am to 12:00pm
Walla-Murphy

This class will teach the foundations of wildlife tracking. We will look through the broad lens of habitat patterns as well as the detailed lens of tracks, sign, and scat to better understand our animal neighbors and how they survive around us.

Saturday, September 17, 2016 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm
Edwards

From our neighboring planets to distant stars, learn about the constellations and other wonders of our universe. This monthly offering will broaden your celestial knowledge and enhance your understanding of astronomy through seminar style lectures and unforgettable...

Sunday, September 25, 2016 -
9:00am to 4:00pm
Ellis

Don't miss this rare all day excursion with naturalist Michael Ellis on a 13 mile loop hike where we will spy remote, seldom-visited beaches, hike through fog shrouded forest of Douglas fir trees, and walk the rolling hillsides that make up this vibrant coast.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 -
9:00am to 4:00pm
Wimpfheimer

Bodega Bay is one of the most popular birding sites in the Bay Area. The tidal mudflats here are habitat for an excellent variety of godwits, smaller sandpipers, plovers and other species. Shorebirds will be the main focus of the day, but we will also enjoy the great...

Saturday, October 1, 2016 -
3:30pm to 8:30pm
Ellis

Mark your calendars for a unique trip with renowned naturalist Michael Ellis to Sunset Beach. This exceptional location affords a beautiful perspective on the intriguing juxtaposition of land and sea, a sight that encapsulates the spirit of Point Reyes National...

Monday, October 3, 2016 - 9:00am to Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 3:00pm
Wimpfheimer

This special class on bird migration will take place at the Point Reyes Headlands and other sites in the National Seashore. On the first day, a series of short walks may take us to the Lighthouse, the Chimney Rock area, and Drakes Beach. Depending on weather patterns,...

Saturday, October 22, 2016 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

Learn individualized strategies for improving your performance, confidence, posture, and balance when using poles for hiking & outdoor exercises. "Test drive" different pole models and work on power, endurance, and spine function when going uphill as well as...

Sunday, October 23, 2016 -
9:30am to 2:30pm
Barnett

The biologically rich waters of Drakes Estero provide a haven for thousands of shorebirds, harbor seals, bat rays, leopard sharks, and other wildlife. While gliding across the smooth waters of the estero, we'll look for signs of the geological and cultural past as we...

Saturday, October 29, 2016 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Karachewski

Discover San Francisco’s geology and wild seascapes on 3 hikes in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area; from the Presidio to Fort Funston. At the Presidio, we will hike down to Marshall Beach to observe serpentinite bluffs and landslides. At Lands End, hike to...

Sunday, October 30, 2016 -
10:00am to 4:30pm
Binney

Do the ghosts of doomed sailors haunt Point Reyes’ treacherous shores? We'll pay our respects at a historic cemetery and travel out to the sites of myriad maritime tragedies, seeking personal connection to long lost ships and those who wait to tell their stories from...

Saturday, November 12, 2016 -
10:00am to 5:30pm
Binney

Experience the beauty and wonders of two types of natural caves found on the Point Reyes peninsula. Join us on a challenging 10-mile round trip hike to investigate both upland rock shelters hollowed out by wind and coastal sea caves, arches, tunnels, and tide pools...

Saturday, November 19, 2016 -
7:00pm to 10:00pm

Experience the startling beauty of the Leonid meteor shower by kayak! We'll marvel at wonders both near and far in this nighttime Tomales Bay adventure. Kayak rental included.

Sunday, November 20, 2016 -
8:30am to 4:00pm
Brooks
Klobas

San Francisco Bay, one of the largest and most important estuaries along the Pacific Flyway, is located right in our backyard but remains relatively unvisited. Fall, with its mild weather and calm waters, is a wonderful season to cruise the bay in search of migrating...

Sunday, December 11, 2016 -
11:00am to 6:00pm
Binney

Explore the beauty of some of the Seashore’s most scenic yet least visited places. A rare daytime negative low tide allows access to sea caves, beaches, and tide pools that are normally blocked by breaking waves. Scrambling over wave-sculpted rocks, we’ll look for...

Saturday, December 17, 2016 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Barnett

Learn about the incredible diversity of birds in the wetlands of Tomales Bay on this unique, one-way kayaking trip. In addition to avian species, participants will learn about the rich habitat that supports them as they paddle through this teeming waterscape.