Another visit to Tubbs Island

San Pablo Bay
At the end of the trail along the mudflats shore of San Pablo Bay. Mount Tam is off in the distance.
User: Austin Explorer - 7/27/2020

Location: San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Rating: 2stars
Difficulty: 2stars  Solitude: 3stars
Miles Hiked: 6.21 Miles  Elapsed Time: 2 hours, 39 minutes

Comments:

Coppertone and I wanted to hike a flat trail close to the bay since we had not been on the trails in quite some time. It also seemed that we'd have plenty of space to spread out from any other people we might encounter on the trail in this time of COVID-19.

We saw a hawk of some unknown variety flying back and forth high overhead in the distance. Coppertone thought it was carrying something and indeed she was right. As we got closer it was clutching either a fish or rodent in its talons. We're not sure what the purpose of carrying its prey back and forth was other than perhaps scaring it to death before eating.

We knew that the trail here is not the most picturesque, but we had somewhat forgotten how much of an abandoned industrial zone it resembles with the aggregate rock berm that blocks the view of the marshes for much of the trail's length.  Yes, you can scale the short obstacle to have a peak at any wildlife that might be there.  But the trail overall would be far superior if it were on top of the berm instead of beside it.



Log Photos
San Pablo Bay
Busy Bees
Headed back
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