9:30am on Friday 9/29 and 9am on Saturday 9/30 at Bootjack
Join State Park Interpreter Hillary Colyer on a moderate hike that explores some of the history of Mt Tam, including the life and work of botanist Alice Eastwood and early 20th century hiking.
In her life and career, Alice Eastwood was seemingly tireless in her studies of plants and her exploration of the mountain. She inspired many people in her time and beyond, and she might inspire you, too!
Meeting location: Bootjack Parking Lot.
Hike description: Moderate loop hike that goes up the Bootjack Trail from Bootjack Campground to Mountain Theater, and then descends Rock Spring Trail to the historic West Point Inn before returning via Old Stage Road and Bootjack. Total distance is about 3.8 miles, with an elevation gain of about 500 feet. With breaks, the activity should finish around 12:30pm on Friday and 12pm on Saturday.
Additional information: The hike is partly shaded. It may be warm in the sun, but cool if there is fog. Layers are recommended. There are restrooms and water fountains at the trailhead and enroute, but participants should still carry drinking water. Snacks (or small bills to buy snacks at the West Point Inn) are also recommended. Ticks may be present, so long, light-colored pants and higher socks and/or insect repellent are recommended. Poison oak is present along the trail, as well. Pets other than service animals are not allowed on part of this route.