Camino Training Hikes

Barnabe Loop Hike

February 20, 2015

“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”  –John Muir

I first heard about Barnabe Peak when my friend, Tristan, and I were hiking on San Geronimo Ridge in January and started talking with a couple we met on the trail, who told us about it. I typically prefer being above treeline to forest hiking so was pleased that much of this loop hike was out in the open and included spectacular views of Tomales Bay and Mt. Diablo.

Company: Don J.
Route: Barnabe Peak Loop Hike, Samuel P. Taylor Park, Marin County, CA
Distance: 10 miles (16.09km)
Elevation Gain: 1672ft (509.63 meters)
Time: 5.5 hours (10:15am to 3:45pm)
Weather: Warm and sunny
Shoes: Brooks Cascadia 9, size 11 (The “Right” Shoe)
Socks: WrightSock Coolmesh II, short crew x 2 (one medium, one large)
Pack & Water: Old REI “Runoff Hydration Pack” with Osprey 2 liter reservoir
Notes: Beautiful views on this Camino training hike all the way out to Tomales Bay to the northwest and to Mt. Diablo to the east

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  • Jen Hofmann February 22, 2015 at 10:39

    I love the idea of a photo a week – especially when they’re this gorgeous! Just looking at them makes me want to close the laptop and get outside. Thanks for sharing!

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