Cub Scout Pack 1776

October Field Trip – Hawk Hill

Updated 2 (10/29/2009): Videos of this event posted HERE and HERE.
Updated 1 (10/26/2009): Pictures of this event can be found HERE.

Date: Sunday, October 25, 2009
Time: 11:45 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Hawk Hill (Golden Gate Raptor Observatory 415-331-0730)

11:45am - 1:30pm: Hawk Talks and Banding Demonstration on Hawk Hill

A Golden Gate Raptor Observatory volunteer gives an hour-long talk about hawk migration, identification, and monitoring, complete with bird photos and examples of wings, tails, and talons. Then at 1pm, a newly banded hawk is brought up and shown to the crowd. A banding volunteer talks about GGRO’s banding program, and the hawk is released in front of the crowd.

1:30pm - 3:00pm Fort Cronkhite at Rodeo beach

After the Hawk release, about 1:30, we'll take a very short drive to the Fort Cronkhite.

We are going to meet at the parking lot at the end of Mitchell road. We will do about 1.5 mile hike around the Rodeo Lagoon. The hiking trail is rocky dirt, so it is NOT stroller accessible.

On your own after the hike, you may visit Golden Gate Raptor Observatory Open House event at Fort Cronkhite until 4:00pm. There will be Scientific Displays, Radio-telemetry Demonstrations, Kid Crafts and Activities, GGRO 25th Anniversary Product Sales.

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From 101 south - Cross the Golden Gate Bridge and take the second exit Alexander Avenue. Get in the left lane following signs that read "101 San Francisco". Turn left at the stop sign and cross under the freeway. Turn right onto Conzelman Road and drive 1.8 miles to Hawk Hill. Park alongside the road before it becomes one way and then walk up the west side of Hawk Hill past the locked gate. It's just a few hundred feet to the summit.

From 101 north - After going through the Waldo Tunnel, take the last Sausalito exit to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (the signs read Golden Gate National Recreation Area/Sausalito). Stay to the left. Turn left at the stop sign then right up the hill onto Conzelman Road. Stay on Conzelman Road for 1.8 miles. You will see a sign for Hawk Hill.[/stextbox]

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