Tam Times Two

30 Jan 1999 - by Steve Eckert

A tough crowd turned out yesterday morning (30 Jan 99) for the trip that tops Mt Tamalpias twice - Tam Times Two. 15 people got underway right on time from Muir Woods, blew past Mtn Home and up some easy third class to East Peak, rifled thru Potrero for lunch on the beach, then back up and into the clouds for a quick (but viewless) visit to West Peak. The scenery was great on the North Side Trail, where very few people go, and the weatherbeing was fortunately wrong about rain setting in.

My main reason for posting this short trip report was to thank those who showed up: They were on time, they were prepared, they were in shape, they hung together as a group, and they never complained while we banged out almost 25 miles and almost 6000' of gain in only 9.5 hours! If all hikes went this well, I'd lead more of them.

This was Jeff's first co-lead with the Day Hiking Section, and I hope you will see some hikes listed with him as leader in the future.

I also want to make sure those who were screened out don't take it badly... the last time I did this hike was not as pleasant, and I was pretty tough on making people prove they could do it this time. If you are screening a hike, consider this proof of good conditioning for those listed below:

Leader:    Steve Eckert
Co-Leader: Jeff Fisher
           Michael McDermitt
           Craig Taylor
           Richard Vassar
           Janet Vassar
           David Shaw
           Anthony Stegman
           Lou Lorber 
           John Wilkinson 
           Monica Lasgoity 
           Alan Duvall
           Gary Baker
           Roger Pantos 
           Tom Driscoll 

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