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Chris Clark wanted to do a local hike, rather than something in Joshua Trees. An Angel Island hike resulted. Map(s) of perambulations below.
On the winter schedules, the ferry to Angel Island is a slow boat, stopping at Sausalito and Tiburon (for long periods), only one brief stop on the way back though. No official plan was established prior to landing other than circling the island and having a good walk.
Since I'm a map freak, I made up copies, since I had my own ulterior motive of finishing the Angel Island trails if possible. I lobbied for taking all the possible single tracks, rather than the paved or dirt roads, also pushed for lunch on the summit. At the end of the day, the group had done most of the trails, I noticed there was just enough time to go haring off to finish off the last significant trail segment before the ferry arrived (lower section of the North Ridge Trail). As we were waiting to board the ferry, and when we were motoring away from the dock, pelicans were diving for fish.
We ended up approximating going around the island twice. About 10 miles and about 1600 feet of ascent.
They say that a butterfly flapping in Brazil determines the weather. Perhaps it is hummingbirds in Jamaica, probably a good thing that hummingbirds don't hold grudges.
The weather was perfect. Sunny, clear and cool. Windy on the ferry over, much less so on the island.
Map of hike location and route detail maps, route in blue, red, fuchsia, and rose (solo)
Detailed map (122K)
Angel Island / Robert Parks / email@example.com / revised May