Rare Opportunity: Log Cabin Open to public “Slow and Say Hello!” at Historic Phoenix Lake Log Cabin this Saturday
Visit the Trail Partners’ “Slow and Say Hello!” outpost this Saturday at the historic Phoenix Lake log cabin to get all of your trail-related questions answered, learn about safe trail use, and use your new knowledge of trail etiquette to win fun prizes.
For this one day only, the historic Log Cabin will also be open to the public. Once a part of Porteous family’s ranch at Phoenix Lake, the cabin was built in the late nineteenth century out of local redwoods, and may be the only log house of its kind left in Marin County. Due to safety concerns, the cabin has been fenced off for years, but now those barriers are coming down.
WHAT: One Tam and the Trail Partners Slow and Say Hello! campaign are offering fun activities, prizes, and information about trails, wildlife, and volunteer opportunities at the historic Log Cabin, which will open its doors to the public for this one day only. After the 30th , the outside of the cabin will be accessible through a new trail and interpretive signage until the building can eventually be restored.
WHEN: Saturday, September 30, from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
WHERE: The Log Cabin at Phoenix Lake
Although the cabin will only be open to the public for this one day, a new trail and interpretive kiosk will allow future visitors to continue to see and learn more about this unique site until it can eventually be restored.
Mike Swezy, MMWD’s watershed manager adds, “We are excited to join One Tam and the Trail Partners for a really fun and informative event, and to be able to share aspects of the unique history and architecture of the Log Cabin that people would never normally get a chance to see.”
The Slow and Say Hello! campaign is a partnership of MCBC, Marin Conservation League and Marin Horse Council that helps remind the many visitors who recreate on Marin’s open space, watershed, and park lands of the importance of trail safety, courtesy toward other visitors, and respect for the plants and wildlife that inhabit them. Slow and Say Hello! simply asks trail users to communicate with each other on the trail with a simple “Hi”, wave of the hand or ring of the bell — to acknowledge this shared responsibility.
The One Tam Roving Ranger will also be on hand with fun games, temporary tattoos, buttons, a 3-D model of the Mt. Tam watershed, and lots of exciting information about what we’re learning about the mountain’s wildlife and how you can get involved in caring for Mt. Tam.