This is a photo of a Mill Valley and Mount Tamalpais Scenic Railway steam engine and three open tourist carriages at the famous "DOUBLE-BOW KNOT." The 8.25 mile recreational railroad line went from downtown Mill Valley to the Tavern of Tamalpais, located just below the East Peak summit. The trains ran from 1896 to 1930. Photo probably taken around 1900.

Mount Tamalpais

A Ramble From Mill Valley (100 feet) to Gardner Lookout on the East Peak Summit (2,571 feet)

Organized by the Stanford Outing Club

Photos by Neil Mishalov

On 3 June 2006, we did a 11.7 mile hike on Mount Tamalpais

We began this little jaunt at the Mill Valley Library on Throckmorton Avenue in downtown Mill Valley. We started hiking at about 10:40 a.m., and finished the hike at about 6:30 p.m. The hike went up the 676 DIPSEA STEPS (2) (3) to the Dipsea Trail, the Redwood Trail, the Ocean View Trail, the Lost Trail, then to the lower Fern Creek Trail where we had lunch at Fern Creek. We continued up the Sierra Trail, the Troop 80 Trail, the Hogback Trail, the OLD RAILROAD GRADE TRAIL, the upper Fern Creek Trail and then the Summit Trail to Gardner Lookout on the East Peak. After spending some time admiring the spectacular views from the summit, we descended the Summit Trail, the Verna Dunshee Trail, the Temelpa Trail, Summit Avenue, and finally down Tamalpais Road back to the Mill Valley Library. There was a total elevation gain of 3,590 feet; 24 hikers participated in the hike. The leader of this hike was Dr. Julio Magalhaes.

All photographs were taken with a Canon S50 camera

Images and Text Copyright © Neil Mishalov

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This photo shows the original wooden Tavern of Tamalpais. It was constructed in 1896 and destroyed by a kitchen fire in 1923. A new building was constructed of stucco and tile in 1924. It remained in operation untill World War II; and removed in the late 1940's. At this time the only remnant of the building is part of the concrete foundation. The building partially seen on the left was a dance hall. East Peak is in the background.



GOOGLE EARTH Satellite Photo Map of the Area with a GPS Tracked Route Superimposed

Hiking data gathered with a Garmin 60Cx GPS RECEIVER

GPS data converter by LOAD-MY-TRACKS for Macintosh OSX

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The Marin Headlands and San Francisco. Photo taken from the East Peak summit. Four separate digital photographs were "stitched together" to produce this panoramic image.

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The hiking group at the intersection of the Temelpa Trail and the Hoo-Koo-E-Koo Trail. Three separate digital photographs were "stitched together" to produce this image.

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Group photo in front of Gardner Lookout on the East Peak summit (2,571 feet) of Mount Tamalpais. Three separate digital photographs were "stitched together" to produce this image.

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On the Dipsea Trail. This marker commemorates the 100th anniversity of the Dipsea Race (1905-2005). I did the Dipsea Race 4 times and the Double Dipsea Race twice Heading west on the Redwood Trail A view of the Marin Headlands and the Pacific Ocean
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The Marin Headlands On the trail On the Oceanview Trail. What is everyone looking at?
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A view of San Francisco from the upper Fern Creek Trail Grace Gao on the East Peak summit (2,571 feet) of Mount Tamalpais Andy on the summit
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Dr. Julio Magalhaes, the fearless leader of this hike, on the summit

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My return to Korea in 2003 GO HERE

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This page created on 5 June 2006. All photographs copyright 2006, by NEIL MISHALOV

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