Mt. Tam West Peak Hike - Led by Gary Yost and Matt Cerkel
Join filmmaker Gary Yost and Marin Municipal Water District ranger Matt Cerkel on Mt. Tam for a special talk about the true peak of our beloved mountain. Gary will discuss what he learned about the area while making his award-winning, “Invisible Peak Trilogy,” and he’ll update everyone on the quest to restore the West Peak of the mountain. Matt will bring his deep knowledge of the flora, fauna, and biological ecosystem of this very unique and fragile portion of Mt. Tam. We’ll also discover spectacular vistas and secret corners of the mountain, and learn about some of the plants and animals that live on Mt. Tam.
The hike is moderate difficulty and a total distance of about 3 miles. Terrain and footing can be uneven along the way.
Meeting location: The Mountain Theater overflow parking lot (also known as the quarry parking lot) is located just past the Mountain Theater entrance. If you are unfamiliar with the location, this Google Map marks the location of the Mountain Theater (marked as the "Cushing Memorial Amphitheater" on the map), and you will see just north of it, the parking lot marked as "Quarry Parking Lot". To get there, drive up Pan Toll Road, make a right on Ridgecrest Blvd, pass the Mountain Theatre Fire Road and Rock Spring Trail (the entrance to the Mountain Theatre), and look for a dirt parking lot on your right where we are meeting.