Point Lobos, Group Dinner and Coastal Sunset

Field Trip on Saturday, 26 March, 2016
With Richard Mirabella
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Description

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Drive time each way: 90min to 120min
Departure time from Palo Alto:  8:30am departure from the Palo Alto Art Center parking lot 1313 Newell Rd, Palo Alto
If you can't leave at 8:30am consider these alternative Departure Times from Palo Alto:
  • 10:15am Meet the group in Point Lobos for picnic lunch
  • 1:00pm Meet for third and last area photo area in Point Lobos 
  • 3:15pm Meet for the group dinner @ 5pm in Monterey followed by Sunset shoot from 6:15pm to 8:15pm
Returning arrival times to Palo Alto (estimated): 5:00pm, 5:30pm, 8:00pm or 10:00pm
Return time depends upon how much of the event you want - see agenda below
 
Website for Point Loboshttp://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=571
 
 
 
Monterey Point Pinos Lighthouse Sunset Photos: https://www.flickr.com/search/?text=point%20pinos%20lighthouse%20sunset
 
Satellite Map of Point Pinos Lighthouse area
 
Costs
Total Miles Round trip 200 miles
Point Lobos Entry Fee  $10 per car if you have a California State Parks pass bring it with you
Dinner: Less than $20
Attendees should bring their own food and drink for the lunch picnic and snacks
 
 
Location summary:  Point Lobos, on the California coast is one of the most photographed areas of the California coast.  This area contains headlands, coves and rolling meadows. Wildlife includes seals, sea lions, sea otters and migrating gray whales (from December to May). Thousands of seabirds also make the reserve their home. Hiking trails follow the shoreline and lead to hidden coves. The area used to be the home of a turn-of -the-century whaling and abalone industry. A small cabin built by Chinese fishermen from that era still remains at Whalers Cove and is now a cultural history museum. 
 
On this trip there are at least 4 different broad areas from which to shoot. 
 
 
Summary Plan (the following times are approximate)
  • 8:30am Carpools Depart Palo Alto Arts Center Parking 1313 Newell Rd, Palo Alto
     
  • 10:30am Arrive Point Lobos  (See map http://www.pointlobos.org/planning-your-visit/trail-maps for locations in Point Lobos)
  • 10:35am Park at FIRST STOP near Cannery Point / Whalers Cabin 
  • 10:45am Optional 30 min talk on seascape photography from a club member  
     
  • 12:15 pm Picnic Lunch near Cannery Point
     
  • 1:00pm Move to SECOND STOP near Sea Lion Point Allen Memorial Grove 
  • 2:45-3:00 pm Coffee Break Social
    OPTIONAL RETURN TO PALO ALTO
     
  • 3:00 pm Move to THIRD STOP near Hidden Beach
     
  • 4:40pm Depart Pt Lobos go to Monterey restaurant (note Pt Lobos closes at 5pm)   
    OPTIONAL RETURN TO PALO ALTO
     
  • 5:00-6:00pm Early Dinner in Monterrey at a moderately priced restaurant in Monterey (Great Wall Chinese Restaurant  724 Abrego St, Monterey, CA 93940 )
    OPTIONAL RETURN TO PALO ALTO
     
  • 6:15pm Depart for Point Pinos Lighthouse / Asilomar State Beach area in Monterey   Flickr photos Point Pinos Monterey sunset 
     
  • 615:-6:35pm optional 20 min talk on sunset photo using equipment and composition.
     
  • 7:25pm Sunset
     
  • 8:25pm RETURN TO PALO ALTO
  • 10:00pm Arrive Palo Alto


Directions
Field Trip meeting location: 36.520581, -121.940572 at 10:30AM
(no carpool meeting location for this trip)



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2016-03-12 23:33:32
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