Marin Hike, April 23

Hikers on the trail in Marin

Our Marin expert Jesper finally got a hike with good weather! We tried doing this one in March, but this winter’s weather has really managed to disrupt outdoor plans this year!

Jesper guided the group on Ring Mountain in Corte Madera. We were treated to great views and plenty of spring flowers. We ended the hike with a beverage at the Junction Beer Garden in Mill Valley.

We have plenty of hikes planned this year, and hope to see as many of you as possible out on the trails!

Seal watching at Año Nuevo State Park

YSC members on seal hiking trip

YSC board member Aaron organized this sold-out family friendly event where we got up and close to the elephant seals that call Año Nuevo SP home.

15 club members braved the gnarly weather and got what turned out to be a really awesome day outdoors. The weather opened up with a chilly rain as we left for the trail, got  pretty  miserable for about  20 minutes, then stopped and brought in blue skies, by the time we returned 2 hours later it was a lovely day on the coast.

Hard to beat seeing  these massive  beasts thumping around the beach and the cute pups  with huge black eyes close up.

We should do this again a bit earlier next year , end of January  would be an ideal  time to see a lot of activity.

And for anyone interested  it’s free to come visit in November and there will be  large bulls on the beach.

Angel Island Picnic & Fleet Week

Angel Island picnic, people playing baseball

The YSC went to Angel Island for a picnic and to watch the Fleet Week airshow on October 8th. Unfortunately our friend “Karl the Fog” decided to pay a visit to the city, and the parts of the airshow that weren’t canceled, were not very visible in the fog.

Still, a great time was has by all, the sun kept shining on this side of the fog belt, and the picnic was awesome. Thanks to Bianca Tisell who had booked us a day use camp site and organized the picnic, along with Jesper and a few other members.

Marin Hike with Jesper

Jesper's hike in Larkspur

On July 9, Jesper took us on yet another wonderful hike in Marin County, this time through Madrone Canyon in Larkspur. The city was covered in fog, but Larkspur showed itself from its best side. Sunshine and pleasant temperatures made for a great hike.

The hike was about 3 miles, with quite a bit of elevation gain. Downhill was steep, but we all like a bit of an adventure every now and then, right?

After the hike we all went to Perry’s restaurant in Larkspur and enjoyed some well deserved beverages and food. Thanks to Jesper for setting this up! We hope to add more hikes to the calendar soon!

Spring Hike in Marin

Good times on the Yolanda Trail

On April 16, a sturdy group of young Scandinavians went on an outback hike, hosted by Jesper Lundbaek, in Marin County. Although rain had been in the forecast, the sun shone through the clouds right as the hike started.

The hike took us up through woodland forests, streams, open vistas and back down to Deer Park.

Afterwards the group retired to the Split Rock Brewery for lunch and beers. A good day was had by all!!

If you have an idea for a new group hike, contact the board, and we’ll do our best to get it on the calendar! This is a great way to meet old and new members and enjoy our wonderful Bay Area outdoors!