Our first time in Point Reyes National Seashore. We hiked from Bear Valley Visitor Center (park headquarters) to Glen Camp and back, through Bear Valley Trail and Glen Trail. 4.6 miles one way.
A very nice hike to Glen camp with gentle elevation, along Olema Creek. Lush forest, abundant large ferns, inhabited by bright green spring frogs and shinny salamanders. Small Glen camp is situated in a pretty meadow. It is a luxurious camp with a filtered water point powered by solar panels, bathrooms, a wooden table for each campsite.
The temperature dropped at night near freezing. In the morning the meadow was frosted, the wooden table too, which made the carvings very pretty.
On the way back we stopped at Divide Meadow for lunch. Insect search was at a high for the boys!
After hiking back to Bear Valley headquarters, it was too late to take the shuttle to go to the lighthouse. So we decided to drive to Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center, 30mn south West, on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard.
The shore is breathtaking, it was windy and chilly and we were happy to stop at the visitor center’s coffee place for a delicious hot chocolate!