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The West Marin Feed gained traction as a Facebook page and many of the local followers still find it there. Times have changed and Twitter has taken over as a better news medium, but WMF still posts on Facebook at least two or three times a week.

The best part about Facebook (if there is one) is that there is a lot of really good information that people are able to add to stories in the comments. Unfortunately, you have to go to the Facebook post itself to see these comments, they cannot be imported onto this feed.
 Monday, January 24 ,2022 at 3:46pm
Via Bolinas Fire: "EMERGENCY ROAD CLOSURE: Mesa Road at Olema-Bolinas Road. Mesa Road will be CLOSED from approx. 3:30pm today OVERNIGHT into Tuesday, January 25th.
ALL vehicular access to Mesa Road will be through Terrace Avenue. PLEASE USE CAUTION on Terrace Avenue, and drive slowly." Anyone know why?
 Monday, January 24 ,2022 at 8:30am
Via MarinIJ “Two people were arrested in West Marin on Sunday morning after a reported home burglary in Inverness. The incident occurred at about 9:15 a.m. when Marin County Sheriff’s Office deputies were alerted to a possible residential burglary.

Deputies and a National Park Service ranger following the neighbor’s description stopped a vehicle on Point Reyes-Petaluma Road near Highway 1.

Craig Mitchell Weaver, 34, of San Rafael, and Lia Watts, 37, of San Rafael, were found in the vehicle. Deputies searching the vehicle found items stolen from the Inverness residence along with suspected drugs and paraphernalia.”

LINK: https://www.marinij.com/2022/0...
 Thursday, January 20 ,2022 at 5:22pm
This must have been an interesting exchange. I wonder if the dispatcher asked if he was sure it wasn't a bobcat. And, did he get help? From the Point Reyes Light sheriff's calls.
 Tuesday, January 18 ,2022 at 7:56pm
The West Marin Sunset Feed missed both the sunset and that wild moonrise tonight. Anyone else get pictures of it?
 Monday, January 17 ,2022 at 7:07pm
The bunnies outside the fence on the PR/Petaluma Rd really stress me out. I want to pull over and pick them everytime I drive by. Anyone else?
 Saturday, January 15 ,2022 at 10:28pm
This video from Mickey Murch in Bolinas shows how dangerous a tsunami surge can be. "I just watched it go from low tide to high tide in one minute." Watch the whole thing.
https://www.instagram.com/tv/C...
 Saturday, January 15 ,2022 at 9:55am
Waves spotted in the Bolinas lagoon from the tidal surge this morning. (Thx LS)
 Saturday, January 15 ,2022 at 8:56am
Beaches closed in Point Reyes this morning due to tsunami warning from volcano explosion in Tonga. No word on re-opening, plan accordingly.

“The tsunami waves will arrive in pulses throughout the day.”

Tides higher in Point Reyes
https://twitter.com/robmayeda/...

NWS Bay Area
https://twitter.com/nwsbayarea...

Eruption:
https://twitter.com/us_stormwa...
 Saturday, January 15 ,2022 at 7:45am
“**A Tsunami Advisory has been issued for the U.S. West Coast, including our area. Arrival time of waves: around 7:35 AM this morning**

A tsunami capable of producing strong currents hazardous to swimmers, boats, and coastal structures is expected. #cawx”

Link: https://twitter.com/nwsbayarea...
 Friday, January 14 ,2022 at 2:13pm
Has anyone else heard these? "Loud and repeated night-time booms have bewildered San Geronimo Valley residents for the past month. The explosions, heard and even felt from Woodacre to Lagunitas, have prompted discussions on Nextdoor and multiple calls to the Sheriff’s Office, but so far remain unexplained.

“[It’s] definitely a mystery that people in the valley are following closely because it’s so loud and perplexing,” valley resident Becky Bond said. Some neighbors have pinpointed the noises, which usually occur between the hours of 9 p.m. and midnight, as coming from near the former San Geronimo Golf Course or the Roy’s Redwoods Preserve."

Full Story: https://www.ptreyeslight.com/n...

The West Marin Feed Weekend Newsletter is out now for more news, events and weather. Spoiler: the weather is going to be really nice this weekend:
https://mailchi.mp/b2e343de314...

Get caught up and then subscribe!
 Thursday, January 13 ,2022 at 5:58pm
Mystical sunset over Point Reyes tonight. They keep getting more intense. Anyone else get photos?

Time lapse here:
https://www.instagram.com/tv/C...

Or here:
https://twitter.com/westmarinf...
 Thursday, January 13 ,2022 at 8:49am
We’re on a two day
 Wednesday, January 12 ,2022 at 2:08pm
We especially need kids and coaches from West Marin so we can have teams out here!

"West Marin Little League Spring 2022 Season: We are excited to announce that Registration is Open for the Spring 2022 WMLL season! Come be a part of the amazing baseball community we have created in San Anselmo, Fairfax and West Marin. From our Opening Day Parade through downtown Fairfax, to our annual night games under the lights in Fairfax, Nicasio and Woodacre, you can count on WMLL to provide great baseball instruction and lots of fun!

Registration fee scholarships/discounts are available for players in financial need.

Sign up now for the Spring 2022 season of WMLL and play baseball with your friends on the most beautiful ball fields in Marin County."

Register now at www.westmarinlittleleague.com
 Tuesday, January 11 ,2022 at 6:02pm
Crazy day in Point Reyes topped off by a gorgeous sunset. Anyone get a photo of it?
 Monday, January 10 ,2022 at 7:22pm
Sunset coyotes are the best coyotes. A stunner in Point Reyes tonight.
 Monday, January 10 ,2022 at 10:19am
So much to catch up on in the last couple of days. Check out the last two email updates for the latest news and photos:

Roll into this Week Edition:
https://mailchi.mp/72236adb732...

Weekend Edition:
https://mailchi.mp/a4e48e0234e...

Some of the stories covered:

- The whales are back, via Point Reyes NPS: Whale count: 12 grays, 2 humpbacks. A blue whale also reported! Seen from the observation desk at top of lighthouse stairs.

- The western monarch butterfly, a migratory population that overwinters on the California coast, has both delighted and befuddled conservationists this year with an apparent surge after last year’s low numbers.

- Skeletal remains found in a remote area of the Point Reyes National Seashore were identified late last month as belonging to a Petaluma man who went missing nearly a decade ago.

- The chief of the Marin Agricultural Land Trust, Thane Kreiner, resigned last week after just nine months in the position.

- Lots of sunshine and not much rain for at least the next two weeks.

Photo of Point Reyes by The West Marin Feed.
 Tuesday, January 4 ,2022 at 11:07am
If you're looking for a COVID-19 vaccine or booster shot, they are available tomorrow (Wednesday, January 5) at the San Geronimo Valley Community Center from 10am to 1:30pm. Appointments required.

If you're looking for PCR tests (these aren't rapid), one option is Curative. You can search on their site for locations: https://curative.com/
 Tuesday, January 4 ,2022 at 9:32am
From the Lawson Landing Fishing Report blog about that water rescue on Saturday: "Three crabbers in a 12 foot boat were cruising down the channel off of Sand Point when the boat came to a sudden stop. Water immediately started coming over the transom and within seconds the boat sank.

The three crabbers were able to swim to shore on Tomales Point and were brought back over by the Marin County Fire Department and the CHP helicopter.

From the third-hand account I heard, it sounds to me like they ran over a crab rope and buoy that were held underwater by the ripping outgoing current, and that ripping outgoing current then washed over the now stern-anchored vessel.

That'll sink you quick. I'm guessing that the 48 degree water is probably not conducive to continued human life, so good on those guys for getting to shore quickly." (Thx TB)

LINK: https://fishlawsons.blogspot.c...
 Monday, January 3 ,2022 at 11:16am
This week's "Roll into the Week" email newsletter includes:

- COVID is surging across the country, the state and in Marin County. Get vaccinated. Get boosted. Get tested if you think you've been exposed. Testing happening Monday and Wednesday 3pm to 5pm at West Marin Community Services. And Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to noon at the former golf course in San Geronimo. (See newsletter for more details)

- King tides hit Marin this week (Chicken Ranch Beach pictured here).

- Local wildlife photographer Carlos Porrata was profiled in the MarinIJ.

- The forecast is for less rain and lots of sun, but not this week apparently. Raining in Inverness now.

Plus so much more. Read the email newsletter here, then subscribe:

https://mailchi.mp/510d92422a1...
 Saturday, January 1 ,2022 at 5:04pm
We got up on the ridge today in Point Reyes to get a new perspective for 2022. WMF wishes you all a safe, productive and happy new year.
 Thursday, December 30 ,2021 at 8:19pm
We pulled into Drakes Beach in Point Reyes today and saw an elephant seal sitting in the middle of the parking lot in danger of being hit by cars. Two park employees showed up, blocked the area off and with a simple tarp, guided the big boy back to the new lagoon. Good job!
 Tuesday, December 28 ,2021 at 10:51am
IMPORTANT NOTE: West Community Services is NOT doing COVID-19 testing this week.

WMF was going to wait for this update until holiday numbers are calculated, but the backlog is causing a delay. Omnicron is here and spreading like wildfire. Get vaccinated. Get your booster. Wear a mask indoors around other people. More info in the links below. Follow the CDC guidelines.

"Across the Bay Area, signs now point to the current surge in coronavirus cases, driven by the highly infectious omicron variant, topping the peak in delta cases over the summer and becoming the region’s second worst wave of infection since the pandemic began.

And with a backlog of testing results from the Christmas weekend still being counted, the spike in new infections is expected to grow quickly.

Case rates in at least two Bay Area counties — San Francisco and Marin — have already crept past their delta zenith.

Still, in a state where more than 70% of people are fully vaccinated, hospitalizations remain relatively low, with about 4,400 people now hospitalized with COVID-19 compared to more than 8,700 in August during the delta surge.

But hospitalization numbers, even in the highly vaccinated Bay Area, are beginning to creep up, and it’s unclear when they might level off."

MARINIJ Article:
https://www.marinij.com/2021/1...

Marin County Coronavirus Data:
https://coronavirus.marinhhs.o...

Marin County Coronavirus Testing Info:
https://coronavirus.marinhhs.o...

CDC Info:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronaviru...
 Saturday, December 25 ,2021 at 3:59pm
Merry Christmas and happy holiday. A nice rainbow spotting in Point Reyes today (Thx AN). Hearing lots of reports of positive COVID tests. Stay safe, get vaccinated, get your booster, wear a mask.
 Wednesday, December 22 ,2021 at 10:44pm
Thursday (Dec. 23) is the last full shopping day before Christmas. If you are still searching for a perfect gift, here are some great local options to check out. You can also get gift cards from local restaurants and shops.

The hoodies in the photo are available at the Tom Biagini Gallery in Inverness.

Point Reyes Station:
Sea to See
Toby's Feed Barn
Monk Estate
Cabaline County Emporium & Saddlery
Zuma
Loose Joint Records
Captain Oko
OCN Culture
Vita Collage
Point Reyes Surf Shop
The Little Store
Susan Hayes Handwoven
West Marin Community Services Thrift Store
Coyuchi
Epicenter
Leona's
Jayli
Visions
Point Reyes Books
Point Reyes Jeweler
Monk Estate
The West Marin Pharmacy
Ace Building Supply
Palace Market
Heidrun Meadery
Cowgirl Creamery
Brickmaiden Breads
Bovine Bakery
The Station House
Toby's Coffee Bar

Inverness Park:
Spirit Matters
Inverness Park Market
Inverness
Tom Biagini Gallery
The Inverness Store
Saltwater Oyster Depot

Marshall:
The Marshall Store
Tony's Seafood
Hog Island
NIck's Cove

Olema:
Sir and Star

Buy someone a subscription to the Point Reyes Light.

I know I didn't get everyone. Feel free to add on to the list in the comments.
Happy Holidays!
 Wednesday, December 22 ,2021 at 12:02pm
Ever wonder why the average tank levels go down in Inverness what its raining? Wade Holland, the customer service manager at IPUD (Inverness Public Utility District), explains why. "To the extent it is possible, we avoid operating the treatment plants while it is raining and the creeks are roiled up, because the turbidity in the incoming water overloads and clogs up the membrane filters. Cleaning the filters is laborious and time-consuming (and reduces their life, and they are quite expensive to replace). So, we typically shut the plants down during rainy periods and while the source streams are stirred up. During these times we have to live off tank storage.

Sometimes while it is raining continuously we will go two or three days without putting any new water into the system. This means the tanks are being drawn down at exactly the time when there is abundant water falling from the sky. Fortunately, these events occur during the time of the year when demand is lowest, so we can go much longer in the winter living off the tanks than would be the case during the summer (of course, the turbidity problem does not occur during the summer dry season).

Recently, we've also been juggling operational complexities related to the work on replacing the Tenney tanks, a consequence of which was that we had to let the overall tank levels fall. The first of the two new tanks is now operational and the other tank has been taken offline and is being dismantled. Because we are now anticipating rain on a daily basis for perhaps as long as a week, we expect to continue to see the tank levels' percentage dropping. We would, of course, start processing turbid water if that should become necessary to keep up with customer demand."

We have an amazing (and fragile) water system in Inverness run by an extremely dedicated staff. You can learn more about it and get the latest data at the IPUD web site:
https://www.invernesspud.org/
 Monday, December 20 ,2021 at 3:12pm
- The holidays are here, and so is the rain. Expect more of it this week. Lots of COVID testing options available if you're spending time with people over the holidays.

- The very talented local chef, Dave Cook, is having a one time dinner pop up at the Tomales Bay Resort (12938 Sir Frances Drake Blvd, Inverness) this evening (Monday, Dec. 20) from 4pm to 7pm. Sesame crusted Ahi Tuna and, "Mary's" roast sage chicken. Beverages sold separately with a corkage fee. No reservations.

- It's also 'locals night" at the Saltwater in Inverness (every Monday) with football on the screen and darts along with some affordable (and delicious) eating options.

- WMF also just bought a very stylish Cheda's Garage t-shirt and baseball cap as stocking stuffers. Remember to support your local shops, artisans and community members this holiday. And be safe!

For more news, events and updates read the WMF email newsletter here and subscribe:
https://mailchi.mp/860e9ef8599...
 Monday, December 20 ,2021 at 8:54am
Wild West Ferments took this video of salmon spawning in Lagunitas Creek along SFD yesterday. Apparently there are a lot of them. So that’s something.
 Thursday, December 16 ,2021 at 9:28pm
A week ago the water level was nowhere near the lip of the spillway at the Nicasio Reservoir. Today this is where it was. Amazing.
 Wednesday, December 15 ,2021 at 7:24pm
Photos never do rain justice, but we drove out to Pierce Point at sunset in Point Reyes. It was dumping rain with gusts up to 47mph. Wild. Much stronger storm then I expected and it’s still going!
 Wednesday, December 15 ,2021 at 8:06am
Anyone else see that amazing rainbow this morning?
 Monday, December 13 ,2021 at 7:35am
Wet and windy weather continues through today. Lots of trees down and there was an accident last night on SFD and Bear Valley Rd. Drive safely! (Photo by a local resident of tree down on Vision Rd. in Inverness this morning)

WEATHER: https://twitter.com/NWSBayArea...
 Friday, December 10 ,2021 at 10:54pm
Anyone see the fish going crazy at White House Pool in Inverness Park at sunset today? Jumping fully out of the water. Someone thought they were steelhead salmon.
 Friday, December 10 ,2021 at 9:39am
The WMF Weekend Edition:
- The atmospheric river returns on Sunday, forecasted to bring up to 4.5 inches or rain to West Marin. Get ready!
- Prince Andrew Andreevich Romanoff, an Inverness artist and descendant of Russian tsars, died on Nov. 28. He was 98 years old. Buy the Point Reyes Light this week to read about one of the most interesting people ever to live in West Marin. Legendary.
- So many amazing events happening this weekend. Be sure to support your local shops, artisans, farmers and workers!

Get more details about all of this and more, here:
https://mailchi.mp/8e4844076c2...

Then subscribe to get this info in your email inbox twice a week! Really? Yes!
 Thursday, December 9 ,2021 at 4:58pm
"Why buy when you can swap? In December, we are hosting a clothing swap for local families at the Tomales Bay Youth Center (TBYC) located at the West Marin School in Point Reyes Station.

Please bring your gently used, clean clothes to TBYC from 3-6 pm Monday through Friday. We are accepting clothing donations through the end of the swap. You can also bring your clothes on the days of the swap.

Youth volunteers in our after-school program will sort donated clothes and get them ready for swap days. In exchange for their help, they can pack a bag of clothes to take home before the event.

Everyone is welcome to bring and take clothes on the days of the swap, which are:

Friday, December 10, 2021, 3-6 pm

Saturday, December 11, 2021, 9-3 pm

Friday, December 17, 2021, 12:30-6 pm

Saturday, December 18, 2021, 9-3 pm

This is a fun circulation event that brings us together, keeps us looking good, and develops our resiliency skills for climate action."

LINK: https://www.tbyclounge.org/new...
 Wednesday, December 8 ,2021 at 8:50am
This threat was posted at the Papermill Creek Saloon in Forest Knolls on Friday, December 3rd. If you have any information about this, call the number on the flyer. There is also a reward for the arrest and conviction of the individual.
 Friday, December 3 ,2021 at 2:53pm
Lots going on this weekend. Remember to support your local shops when thinking about holiday gifts.

1. There is an open-air holiday gift fair at Toby's Feed barn in Point Reyes Station on Saturday and Sunday.
2. The Haggards play at Smileys in Bolinas on Saturday night.
3. Santa Claus makes an appearance, by boat no less, at Nick's Cove in Marshall at Sunday around 3pm.
4. Tides are really high (Chicken Ranch Beach disappears) Dec. 2 - Dec. 7.

Check out more details about these events, geeky weather info and news of the week in the West Marin Feed email newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/3c5ad993819...

Then subscribe!
 Thursday, December 2 ,2021 at 6:42pm
Super low tide in Point Reyes tonight. We had the good fortune to discover Andres Amador working on a large scale beach art piece. Its probably gone already…
 Tuesday, November 30 ,2021 at 9:31am
Today is Giving Tuesday. "Señora Guadalupe Garcia is well known around Point Reyes Station for her tamales. For just $2.50 apiece, her handmade tamales have fed locals, out-of-towners and tourists until recently. Lupe suffered a stroke in early October and has been at home in recovery ever since. Now, her friends are seeking donations to help cover the costs of medicine, treatment, food, living expenses and transportation to doctor visits. “She is an indomitable person with an extraordinary life,” Mark Switzer, a frequent customer, said. “The family doesn’t have the resources that I would have. She needs our help.”"

You can support Lupe and many others in need in the community by supporting West Marin Community Services.

Tax-deductible donations can be made by check payable to West Marin Community Services, P.O. Box 1093, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956; non-tax-deductible donations can be made to Wells Fargo account 6569199281 or mailed to Guadalupe Garcia, P.O. Box 1222, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956.
 Tuesday, November 30 ,2021 at 9:15am
"Ann Bertucci, our cheerful, helpful, hard-working librarian, is being transferred to the Civic Center branch this month. A celebration of Ann’s extraordinary service to our community is being held on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 11am - 1pm, in the Inverness Library garden." (Thx FA)
 Monday, November 29 ,2021 at 10:11am
Welcome to Monday. More sun this week, rain forecast still looking a little iffy for December. Fog rolled in fast on this painter in Point Reyes on Sunday night (he had to put away the colors).

Locals night is back at the Saltwater in Inverness on Monday, go check it out.

Get all the info for the week with the WMF weekly newsletter here and then subscribe: https://mailchi.mp/d7dd0fabbc3...
 Friday, November 26 ,2021 at 9:15am
Support your local shops, restaurants, farmers, non profits, artisans and workers this holiday weekend. "Point Reyes Open Studios! Friday/Saturday/Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm. Twenty-one local artists are opening their studios, most for all three days but some for only Friday and Saturday. Details and a map are available on our website. Brochures are available from local merchants. Masks required, please."

Open Studios Link: https://pointreyesart.com/
 Wednesday, November 24 ,2021 at 8:21pm
"JOIN THE BENEFIT (DONATION) PADDLE, 100% of your payment donated to Holiday Food and Gift Program of West Marin Community Services

Next Sunday November 28th 9:30-1:30pm

You’re invited to join Blue Waters Kayaking for an incredible opportunity to support the Holiday Food and Gift program of West Marin Community Services while enjoying a fully guided kayak tour on Tomales Bay on next Sunday, November 28, 2021.

Sign up on this page, Register for the Holiday Donation Kayak Tour, Sunday Nov 28, 2021 or by calling the Blue Waters Kayaking office at 415-669-2600, 9am-5pm.

100% of your contributions will be used directly to purchase food and gifts for our local families and kids.

For over 30 years West Marin Community Services has been bringing joy during the holiday season with the Holiday Food and Gift program. This program serves an average of 100 families with food and toys for over 260 children. This year it is projected that WMCS will serve more community members since many are still recovering from the pandemic.

Can’t join the kayak tour?

Please consider a contribution to this wonderful program through this link https://westmarincommunityserv... with the note “Holiday program”.

For any questions, please call Blue Waters Kayaking office at 415-669-2600, 9am-5pm or email info@bluewaterskayaking.com

Many thanks!"
 Tuesday, November 23 ,2021 at 2:35pm
Perfect weather for the annual West Marin School TurkeyTrot on the Bear Valley trail today. All the kids went for it and that’s not an easy run.
 Monday, November 22 ,2021 at 8:42pm
Photos from US Coast Guard Bodega Bay of their rescue of three people on a capsized boat off of Point Reyes this morning. Keeping us safe. Always remember to wear your life jackets! (Thx KR)

https://www.facebook.com/ussta...
 Monday, November 22 ,2021 at 10:01am
Sounds like a water rescue happening near McClures Beach in Point Reyes. Overturned vessel with three people in the water.
 Sunday, November 21 ,2021 at 3:26pm
A gorgeous day in Point Reyes on Sunday. Heard a story that some people on the trail out to Kehoe Beach saw a mountain lion and were telling people to watch out. Other people thought it was a really large coyote. Was anyone else out there and hear about this? I left right before all the excitement but did get a nice shot of this hawk.
 Thursday, November 18 ,2021 at 2:48pm
Via PRNPS “Breaking news!
 Thursday, November 18 ,2021 at 12:28pm
A prescribed burn happening near Point Reyes Station today.
 Tuesday, November 16 ,2021 at 5:39pm
From Wayne Patton: "So, we live in Forest Knolls and I woke up today to what we are 99% sure was a Mountain Lion kill about four feet outside of our kitchen window.

Last night at about 11:15 pm, I heard some small murmuring or whining and at first I thought there was a dying rat or something in the wall and then I opened the window to the upstairs bathroom and it was more pronounced. I then heard the sounds of a cat and dismissed it as a cat fight as we hear those often out here. Turns out right outside the window was a Mt Lion feasting on this deer.

I took pictures of the scat too and this was confirmed as Mt Lion scat. We have the county coming out to remove the carcass as Mt Lions will return for their kill and we have two small children at home, a cat, dog, and chickens.

This is very scary and too close. I know we live in nature and this is their house and I respect that we just have never really had an “encounter” like this. Wakes you up a bit and we aren’t going to be letting our 4 year old play outside alone any longer. I just wanted to warn you all that this Mt Lion is in the area. I may set up a video cam now out back. I hope you all stay safe!"
 Monday, November 15 ,2021 at 9:39pm
I drove by this skeleton on a bike in Inverness yesterday and had a nice chuckle. It's the same street with the very sweet solar powered dog snack vending machine. According to a local resident, the skeleton was recently stolen (the bike was meant to given away for free but is still there). If you have the skeleton or know where it is, please return it and keep some good cheer in the neighborhood. Thank you.
 Sunday, November 14 ,2021 at 6:15pm
Who saw the crazy BMW club that blew through West Marin this afternoon? They were running people off the road in Inverness and almost took me out in the North Beach parking lot. Hopefully law enforcement caught up with them.
 Saturday, November 13 ,2021 at 9:56pm
A family of seven otters swam under us today in Point Reyes then had a big cuddle pile in the dunes.
 Saturday, November 13 ,2021 at 1:00pm
Remember, Lucas Valley Road is closed until 5pm today. Plan accordingly. For more traffic updates and more, got to the WMF Twitter feed or our web page:

Twitter
https://twitter.com/westmarinf...

Web:
https://www.thewestmarinfeed.c...
 Tuesday, November 9 ,2021 at 6:56am
Via Marin County Sheriff: "There is a large tree down across both lanes of Highway 1 just north of Point Reyes. Both lanes will be blocked for an extended amount of time. Please use alternate routes." Power is also out in parts of Point Reyes Station. I think you can still use Mesa Rd. as a detour. (Thx GE)
 Sunday, November 7 ,2021 at 6:27pm
Took the kids out to scout a rumor about elephant seals returning to Point Reyes. And they sure are. Caught this interesting interaction between an elephant seal and a coyote. We’ve seen coyotes snooping around there before looking for snacks. Another special evening in the park.
 Saturday, November 6 ,2021 at 3:10pm
From a local resident: "Rescue on Bear Valley Trail beyond the bike racks towards Coast Trail. Person stung by yellow jackets having a life threatening allergic reaction. 2 Park Ranger vehicles and an ambulance and other Marin Fire Department vehicles responded. CHP helicopter and Reach helicopter landed at the Bear Valley Trail head, but didn’t transport the patient." (Thx AF)
 Friday, November 5 ,2021 at 8:57pm
Fascinating story by Grant Marek, the SFGate Editor, about a dangerous short cut to Alamere Falls in Point Reyes thats on the AllTrails app. Has anyone taken the short cut?

"The shortcut in question takes you underneath a canopy of trees, along an exposed path with loads of poison oak, scrambling down a few boulders, across the creek (where you have to step on the same four or five rocks that the 6-year-old fell on) and down an extremely dangerous shale crevice that takes you from the top of the cliff (about five stories up) to the beach. Because that final crevice is entirely made of shale, the walls crumble when you try to grab them for support, and the rock sheets you’re scrambling down (which are covered in the crumbled shale pieces) make slipping and sliding an almost guarantee.

I’m on the phone with Point Reyes National Seashore spokesperson Christine Beekman the day after the hike. She tells me the shortcut leads to probably two dozen rescues every year (other estimates have it as high as one emergency rescue per week).

In just the past decade, news sites are littered with wild rescue stories linked to the shortcut, including a 50-person rescue effort to save two men trapped halfway down the cliff (and a third trapped by the tide), a CHP helicopter crew-assisted rescue of two men stuck in the exact same spot, a Sonoma County sheriff’s helicopter rescue of a man who had fallen from the cliffs, a helicopter rescue of a 16-year-old girl who fell off the cliff and broke her leg and a harrowing rescue of a 6-year-old who slipped and slid down the falls for 15 feet."

Photo by Charles Russo/SFGATE

FULL STORY: https://www.sfgate.com/califor...

PRNPS Page and warnings: https://www.nps.gov/pore/plany...
 Friday, November 5 ,2021 at 8:53pm
Fascinating story by Grant Marek, the SFGate Editor, about a dangerous short cut to Alamere Falls in Point Reyes that's on the AllTrails app. Has anyone taken the short cut?

"The shortcut in question takes you underneath a canopy of trees, along an exposed path with loads of poison oak, scrambling down a few boulders, across the creek (where you have to step on the same four or five rocks that the 6-year-old fell on) and down an extremely dangerous shale crevice that takes you from the top of the cliff (about five stories up) to the beach. Because that final crevice is entirely made of shale, the walls crumble when you try to grab them for support, and the rock sheets you’re scrambling down (which are covered in the crumbled shale pieces) make slipping and sliding an almost guarantee.

I’m on the phone with Point Reyes National Seashore spokesperson Christine Beekman the day after the hike. She tells me the shortcut leads to probably two dozen rescues every year (other estimates have it as high as one emergency rescue per week).

In just the past decade, news sites are littered with wild rescue stories linked to the shortcut, including a 50-person rescue effort to save two men trapped halfway down the cliff (and a third trapped by the tide), a CHP helicopter crew-assisted rescue of two men stuck in the exact same spot, a Sonoma County sheriff’s helicopter rescue of a man who had fallen from the cliffs, a helicopter rescue of a 16-year-old girl who fell off the cliff and broke her leg and a harrowing rescue of a 6-year-old who slipped and slid down the falls for 15 feet."

Photo by Charles Russo/SFGATE

FULL STORY: https://www.sfgate.com/califor...

PRNPS Page and warnings: https://www.nps.gov/pore/plany...
 Thursday, November 4 ,2021 at 6:50am
Tree and power lines down at the corner of Vision and SFD in Jnverness, be very careful.
 Thursday, November 4 ,2021 at 6:19am
Power off in a large part of Inverness this morning.
 Wednesday, November 3 ,2021 at 10:03pm
The Annual 'Black Hat Classic' flag football game was held today in Tomales between West Marin School and Tomales Elementary. The 'Black Hat Classic' games are in honor of Joey Mendoza, an alumunus of Tomales High, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2015. It was an exciting back and forth battle ending with 26-19 comeback win by the West Marin Wildcats.
 Monday, November 1 ,2021 at 11:35am
They're not making a big deal of it, but Marin County lifted the indoor mask mandate today.

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 Sunday, October 31 ,2021 at 1:18pm
Spied this coyote chilling post beach snack in Point Reyes this morning.
 Sunday, October 31 ,2021 at 12:07pm
Wires down on Rt 1 north of Point Reyes Station. Rt 1 is blocked, expect traffic delays. (Thx KD)
 Friday, October 29 ,2021 at 8:05pm
A lot of Halloween action happening in front of the Inverness Store today. (Thx LR)
 Friday, October 29 ,2021 at 8:58am
Get ready for a busy (and spooky) weekend in West Marin with the WMF weekend edition. Sounds like the weather will behave for trick or treaters. Yay. WMF was in the park after the last big storm and spotted this very inquisitive badger working on his house.

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 Friday, October 29 ,2021 at 7:58am
Heard a helicopter this morning over Tomales Bay in the thick fog. Anyone know why? Is that unusual? REACH helicopters don’t land with this kind of fog.
 Monday, October 25 ,2021 at 8:39pm
Massive waves in Point Reyes tonight. We also saw some huge water surges unexpectedly coming way up the beach. Use extreme caution if you’re heading to the coast tomorrow.
 Monday, October 25 ,2021 at 9:46am
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 Monday, October 25 ,2021 at 6:53am
Levee Rd. between Inverness Park and Point Reyes Station is open this morning. West Marin School is open today. (Thx MN)
 Sunday, October 24 ,2021 at 9:37pm
Hard to see from this photo, but Levee Rd between Inverness Park and Point Reyes Station is starting to flood at a number of different spots. I watched a car go through deep water by the White House pool parking lot and I turned around. Be careful out there tonight, make good choices. Hopefully it recedes by the morning.

Anyone else make it through there tonight?
 Sunday, October 24 ,2021 at 5:06pm
Via Marin County Sheriff: “Shoreline Highway in Olema closed from Sir Francis Drake/Hwy 1 to Sir Francis Drake/Hwy1 in Point Reyes due to flooding.”

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