Nature and Dharma Daylong Logistics and Ride Info

Filed under: — Matt @ 9:35 am

Here is the updated information for the April 16th Nature and Dharma Daylong Retreat:

We will meet in the parking lot at the Rock Spring Trailhead on Mt. Tamalpais (directions are at the end of this post). (Since the road is twisty and slow, it’s good to allow about 50 minutes to get there from the East Bay). Since we’ll all need to leave the trailhead together, please try to arrive around 9:45am so that we can begin our walk at 10am. I’ll keep my cell phone on during the morning (510-847-3636) but I imagine that the signal will be spotty to absent up there. We’ll be back down to the trailhead at the end of the day by 5pm.

As far as ride sharing goes, I still have room for 1 or 2 people in my car, coming from the East Bay. If you’d like a ride or can offer one, a good way to communicate this would be to click the “Comments” link and leave your message and phone number.

The weather is forecast to be partly cloudy with highs in the mid- to upper-60’s, but it will likely be cool in the morning and in the shade, so please bring appropriate layered clothing. We’ll plan on going rain or shine, but in the unlikely event of a huge rainstorm forcing cancellation, I’ll post a notice via email and the website.

That’s about all for now, but please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.

I look forward to seeing you on the 16th!


PS I was tromping around up there last weekend and it was quite lovely (a few photos are posted here).

Nature and Dharma Daylong Meditation Retreat
Saturday April 16th, 2005
10am to 5pm (meet at 9:45am)

Location and Directions:
Rock Spring Trailhead
Mt. Tamalpais, Marin County

From San Rafael or the Richmond Bridge, go south on US 101 and take the Mill Valley/Stinson Beach exit. Follow the signs toward Shoreline Highway (CA-1) and continue until you come to a stoplight and a T junction . (There is an ARCO gas station to your left and a rug store directly in front). Turn left here and drive about 3 miles to the junction with Panoramic Highway. Turn right onto Panoramic and go about 1 mile to the junction with Muir Woods Road; continue straight (right lane) to stay on Panoramic. Drive about 4 miles to the junction with Pan Toll Road, then turn right onto Pan Toll and drive another 1.5 miles to the Rock Spring Trailhead.

Be Sure to Bring:

  • water (at least 1 liter per person)
  • lunch
  • sun, wind, rain protection (sunscreen, hat, jacket, etc.)
  • layered clothing suitable for cool mornings/warm afternoons
  • things to sit on (zafu, Crazy Creek chair, blanket, small tarp, etc)
  • sturdy hiking shoes

Questions or Comments:
Contact Matt via email or phone: (510) 654-5554 (home) (510) 847-3636 (cell).


  1. Hey there all–

    I have a vehicle and will be driving up from Berkeley. I can fit 2 more people in a smallish backseat. If you’re interested, send an email to ashley@theicarusproject.net


    Comment by Ashley — 4/14/2005 @ 8:38 am

  2. hello
    anyone with space in car planning on returning to brkly immediately at the end of the day? i want to make it back by about 6:00 to let the dogs out.pls call if i can return with you.thanx, joseph 510 717 3353

    Comment by joseph walker — 4/14/2005 @ 2:58 pm

  3. I’d like to get a ride w/ someone from the East Bay. I live in North Berkeley (1908 Napa Ave.) but can rendezvous somewhere in Berkeley or Oakland. Email me or call any time at (510)701-1810. Thanks.

    - Lucy

    Comment by Lucy Perry — 4/15/2005 @ 8:05 pm

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