Yet Another Reason to Go to Point Reyes — Elk Porn

The Elk are mating.

There are lots of reasons to head to Point Reyes this summer and hike the full 9.2 miles to Tomales Point. But the best one?

The elk are mating.

Drive to Pierce Point Ranch parking lot and hit the trail. Within a mile, you'll likely see an eager Parks Department guide at the trailhead and Windy Gap. They'll offer you a row of binoculars and a lot of firsthand information on herd mating … which can get a little weird. You can head back to the parking lot, or hike further onto the relatively flat trail, where you won't require further assistance. Large groups of roaming elk can be spotted a mere 20 feet away.

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