China Camp State Park

January 26, 2014
San Rafael, CA
Hikers: Cathy, Laura, Noreen
Distance: 10.14 miles
Elevation Gain: 1358 ft.

"A Chinese shrimp-fishing village thrived on this site in the 1880s. Nearly 500 people, originally from Canton, China, lived in the village. In its heyday, there were three general stores, a marine supply store and a barber shop. " (source)

For more history of China Camp click here.

FYI: This is a popular park for mountain bikers. So, if you are a hiker, and get upset with bikers, this park is NOT for you.

The first five photos were taken on the drive in.

Every picnic table has it own barbeque.

The photo just does not do this tree's beauty, justice.

Great heron or plastic bag?

Couple of kayakers.

"Affectionately" known as The Butt Sisters.

Mt. Tam in the background.

Looks like a giant fishtail. 

You can just barely see the skyline of San Francisco, just above the bridge on the left.

Ohhh, Laura dropped her egg. :(

 An alien!
We jumped to the side, Noreen, behind a tree, to get out of the way of some bikers. Not what one would expect to see. Ha ha ha.

Did I mention, this park is popular with mountain bikers?

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