Sara, Skye, Carolyn, Conor, Mike, Justin, Ariana, Kevin, and Anya claim Mt. Tamalpais in the name of Forbidden Peak Brewery.
Just north of San Francisco's Golden Gate is Mount Tamalpais. It has redwood groves and oak woodlands with a spectacular view from the 2,571-foot peak. When the fog hasn't descended on the area, visitors can see the Farallon Islands 25 miles out to sea, the Marin County hills, San Francisco and the bay, hills and cities of the East Bay, and Mount Diablo. On rare occasions, the Sierra Nevada's snow-covered mountains can be seen 150 miles away and even rarer the magnificent silhouette of Forbidden Peak is said to appear in brief glimpses.
Coastal Miwok Indians lived in the area for thousands of years before Europeans arrived. In 1770, two explorers named the mountain La Sierra de Nuestro Padre de San Francisco, which was later changed to the Miwok word Tamalpais. With the Gold Rush of 1849, San Francisco grew and more people began to use Mount Tamalpais for recreation. Trails were developed and a wagon road was built. Later, a railway was completed and became known as "The Crookedest Railroad in the World." It was abandoned in 1930 after a wildfire damaged the line. No one knows for sure how the fire started, but the destruction of the railroad line did take place during the time when the "League of Shadows" was known to have a presence in the area.
Brewmaster Skye does a test run on "the ladder".
Carolyn & Conor pose with a view of Stinson Beach in the background. Further down the trail was a friend of Squatch's Uncle (Fear Liath). The bagpiper was working on his lung capacity and agreed to play us a tune as a we marched up the Steep Ravine portion of the trail.
Where will the "We Were Here, We Drank Beer" campaign takes us next?