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Ring Mountain Rove
Sun, May 28, 2017, 9:30 AM – Mon, May 29, 2017, 1:30 PM PDT
Hidden among the strange metamorphic rocks of Ring Mountain is the rare and endemic Tiburon Mariposa Lily. We'll search for this botanic jewel, as well other flowers that survive and even flourish in serpentine soils.
We'll also view unusual geological features and learn why geologists exclaim "Oh schist!" when someone mentions Ring Mountain.
This is a moderate hike of about 4 miles with several hundred feet in elevation gain.
WHERE TO MEET
We will assemble at the gate for the Phyllis Ellman Trail off Paradise Drive.
From Highway 101 in Corte Madera, take the exit for Tamalpais Dr east. Go straight onto San Clemente, which merges into Paradise Dr after 0.4 miles. Follow Paradise Dr approximately 1 mile (go past Westward Dr). The gate is on the right.
Bring lunch, water, dress in layers and wear good hiking shoes. Bring poles if you normally use them. There are no restrooms at the trailhead. As you drive down Paradise Drive, look for the athletic field on the left and stop there for restrooms. If you have any questions about this outing, email Ken Lavin or phone him at 415-543-6771 x321.
Photo: Ken Lavin
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Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve
5200 Paradise Dr Madera