Inexperienced Ferns & Excessive Tides

Higher Cataract Falls

A tough yr is over, however no less than we have now water! Holy cow. Down from “distinctive drought” to solely “extreme drought”? Heck, I would even wash my automotive. 

I wished to bike as much as Mt. Tam this morning to examine on my path cams, and in addition to shut out the yr doing one thing enjoyable on a sunny day, though it was a little bit brisk on the market. The Nationwide Climate Service confirmed Mill Valley at 34 levels simply earlier than I left. Fortunately the day warmed up shortly, and it was a mellow trip out of town and throughout the Golden Gate, all the way in which to the tip of Sausalito. After which I noticed one thing I would by no means seen earlier than:

Flooded Bike Route

The bike path from the tip of Sausalito to mainly endlessly was utterly submerged by the king tide, which peaked at 6.74 toes at 8:50 a.m. I arrived to shoot the picture above at 9:25 a.m. As I used to be taking inventory of the state of affairs and questioning with a number of different individuals how we have been going to proceed — and even if we have been going to proceed — an enormous group of cyclists confirmed up and simply saved on going, proper on the shoulder of the freeway onramp!

It acquired higher! On the different finish of the ramp, the exit to Mill Valley was closed. Utterly flooded. Even vehicles have been blocked from getting via. Did that deter the peloton? Not even for a minute. I had jumped on my e-bike proper after taking the picture above and was following the pack. Swiftly we’re driving alongside on the sting of the freeway and going up and over the bridge over Richardson Bay, lastly getting off on the first Strawberry exit.

With all my stopping for flood-selfies (getting Mt. Tam within the background) I misplaced the bike group, however I simply adopted Hamilton Drive as much as Bayfront Park, then picked up Camino Alto to Miller going previous Tam Excessive till it turns into Almonte Boulevard. Fortunately Tam Junction wasn’t flooded, so I used to be quickly heading up Shoreline Freeway. A automotive must take Hamilton to Roque Moraes Drive, then left on E. Blithedale to Camino Alto, then perhaps take the short-cut of R. on Miller then L. on Edgewood and up Sequoia Valley to Panoramic. If we resolve to go for a hike tomorrow morning, I believe that is the route we’ll take. Gonna be king tides all weekend, because of the New Yr’s New Moon!

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