A Ranger’s Year On Mount Tamalpais
889 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Join us for an evening of inspiring beauty. Sit back and take it all in as we watch the changing seasons of Mount Tamalapais through the lens of MMWD Senior Ranger Matt Cerkel. Come see why the landscape of Marin has captured the eyes of so many people and of Ranger Cerkel.Via a yearlong photographic journey get a rare up and close look of the mountain watershed. Be transfixed by the changing seasons and of the lakes which provide us with our drinking water. Home to all kinds of wildlife, this mountain is special to all who are lucky enough to experience its beauty. The name tamalpais is a combination of the Miwok words “tamal” meaning coast or west and “pais” meaning hill. In certain parts of Marin such as San Rafael it truly does look like a “Sleeping Princess”.
Matt Cerkel grew up in Marin County and started working on Mount Tamalpais in 1991 as a Park Aide. He has been a Park Ranger for MMWD on the Mountain since 1995, where he currently serves as a Senior Park Ranger. He is a peace officer; EMT, wildland firefighter, instructor, Field Training Officer, president of the CA Rangers Association and historian.
Details: There’s about a five minute walk from the Azalea picnic area up to the Campfire Center. If you have any mobility issues please let us know. We are an ADA accessible event. There’s one ADA parking spot available up near the campfire center. Although the event is free, there’s an $8.00 regular parking fee or $7.00 Senior.