Saturday, March 24, 2018, 10am-1:30pm: Little Carson Falls One Tam Member Hike
Join One Tam for this special outing to observe endangered yellow-legged frogs and the beautiful Carson Falls. This hike begins with a slow climb up the Pine Mountain Fire Road through serpentine chaparral where wildflowers and birds abound. From the ridge we’ll descend to the waterfall which is one of the few remaining breeding sites in the county for the rare foothill yellow-legged frog. Unfortunately, when visitors and their pets disturb these waters this action can be devastating to the developing eggs and tadpoles. Since 2005, MMWD has enlisted the help of frog-watch volunteers to educate the public about the frogs and remind people to stay out of the water. This hike is led by Lisette Arellano, One Tam Community Science Manager, who has a doctorate in conservation and amphibian ecology and loves frogs!
This is a 3.3 mile round trip with 1100 ft elevation gain. This is a moderatly difficult hike with uneven terrain and some difficult (steep) sections. Moderate to heavy rain cancels (we will send an email 24 hours before about cancelation or with further instructions).
Meeting location: Meet at the Azalea Hill trailhead. DIRECTIONS: From Hwy 101 in Larkspur, take the exit for Sir Francis Drake Blvd west to Fairfax 3.4 miles. Turn left onto Pacheco Ave, turn right onto Broadway and make first left onto Bolinas Rd. Drive 3.8 miles. Meeting location link here. The parking area is on the left as you approach from Fairfax.
Bring along a bag lunch to enjoy at the falls, and don't forget your water bottle and sturdy hiking shoes. Binoculars aslo recommended! We request that no pets (except service animals) attend.