Alright, due to time constraints and the distance my plan was to complete this last of my challenge hike, sometime during the month of December. Therefore I planned for it after the family holiday vacation, most likely on December 31st.. But the weather played spoil sport. After checking the weather for the last 3 days of this year heavy showers and wet days were already on the weather forecast.
Therefore, I quickly decided to keep a tab for any window of opportunity to head to one of the Mt Tamalpais trails. I wanted to do the old Hogback fire road trail and taking the upper fern creek tail and back but as I approached near the mountains the strong showers made me settle for the Verna Dunshee and the Plankwalk trail and do a short round hike around the East Ridge crest blvd. Due to the low clouds and continued showers the view from the peak was completely invisible unlike the last time when I could see the building of San Francisco downtown. Still there were few folks who perhaps came to enjoy the rains. I met a an elderly couple who were visiting from UK and though they were not pleased with the weather but I guess wanted to visit Mt Tamalpais about which they heard a lot. Indeed on a beautiful weather one cannot disagree that it is such a great view one can enjoy. Due to the heavy showers during the last few days, the trails were slippery and would not recommend as unless you are extra careful not a good idea to venture out through the rocky trails. So lesson learnt is that never procrastinate things in life. I guess a nice realization to the end the remarkable year 2022 !
And thanks Jeff for this wonderful platform to share and inspire amateur hikers like us.!