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Skip to the Spit: A Limantour Beach Adventure

Point Reyes Field Institute

Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

Skip to the Spit: A Limantour Beach Adventure

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Member Ended $40.00 $1.79
Non-Member Ended $50.00 $1.99

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Ocean waves from the northwest hit Point Reyes Beach head on and bend around its tapered southern tip, gradually breaking at an angle on Limantour Beach forming the Limantour Spit. This angled break carries and deposits sand, contributing to the westward growth the spit. 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. In this unique and biologically rich ecosystem we will start our adventure.

Once known as Limantour Drive, the trail weaves between the dunes and a defunct subdivision that began development prior to 1962 when the National Seashore was formed. We will simultaneously survey the Limantour Estero on our right and the vast Pacific Ocean on our left from the dune's highest points with views of Drake's Head, Sunset Beach, Drake's Beach and the greater Drake's Estero. With Michael using his wit and knowledge as our guide we will explore one of the most pristine areas of the park.

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When & Where

Point Reyes National Seashore

Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

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Point Reyes Field Institute

We are the primary nonprofit park partner of the National Park Service at Point Reyes. With community support we are helping to fund and implement resource preservation projects within the park, while also providing people a way to explore, discover and connect with the natural world through our environmental education programs. 

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