Angel Island 20 Year Reunion Camping Trip
August 22-24, 1996
I had the good fortune to spend a little time with some old friends
from UCLA in the bay area, and particularly camping on Angel Island. Bill
Fridl invited Chris, Matt Smith, Tim Halloran, and myself to share his
I flew up on Friday night and was picked up by Tim Halloran who was
also there to pick up Chris. We stopped by Matt's place and drove on to
Tim's house where we spent Friday night. On Saturday, we all went shopping
for camping equipment and then Matt, Chris and I drove down to Santa Cruz
where we threw the Frisbee-like on the beach and had a very nice dinner.
On Sunday we drove to Tiburon where we boarded the Ferry to Angel Island.
We arrived on the Island and hoofed our stuff the mile or so to the
campsight. It was really cool. Angel Island is a tourist, roller blading,
bicycle riding place during the day, but at 5:00 the last tourists leave
on the Ferry and the only ones left are the occupants of the nine campsites
on the Island.
The campsites are divided into three campgrounds with three campsites each.
What was really nice was that Bill had reserved three campsites toghether,
so we had a campground all to ourselves.
The views from the Island were spectacular. As you walked around the
island, you could see Oakland and Berkely, the Bay Bridge, the San Francisco
Skyline, the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin County to the North.
The weather was wonderful, and the evening fog did little more than
insulate us from the outside world.
We drank (Tim!), played games, hiked, cooked and ate some good food,
and in general had a wonderful time.