Rangjung Yeshe Gomde is located just off Highway 101 on the outskirts of the small town of Leggett in Mendocino County. Leggett is a 3½-hour drive north of San Francisco (90 minutes south of Eureka, 1 hour north of Ukiah).
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Driving From San Francisco
Take Highway 101 North across the Golden Gate Bridge. Drive for approximately three hours on Highway 101 through the town of Laytonville. Continue north for about 20 miles and exit Highway 101 at the South Leggett Exit (the ramp exits to the right). At the top of the exit ramp, turn left. This will take you across the highway overpass to a T-junction where the access road ends and you have the option of either making a hard left or a hard right onto another road. Do neither. Instead, look ahead and slightly to the left and you will see an entrance gate to Rangjung Yeshe Gomde. Cross the road and enter the gate. Follow the posted signs for parking areas. Proceed to the first house on the right, the Gatehouse, for check-in.
Driving from 101 South
Take the South Leggett Exit. At the stop sign at the end of the exit ramp, your car will be pointing directly towards the Gomde entrance gate. Cross the road and enter the gate.
The closest international airport is San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Rental cars are available here for the 3½-hour drive.
Reasonable domestic fares are often available to other airports within driving distance to Gomde. Another plus: often you can avoid heavy traffic around the San Francisco Bay area by using an alternative airport. Rental cars are available at all these locations:
• Oakland International Airport (OAK), four hours drive
• Sacramento Airport (SMF), four hours drive
• Santa Rosa Airport (STS), three hours drive
• Eureka/Arcata Airport (ACV), two hours drive
Greyhound Bus from the South
Greyhound leaves San Francisco and arrives in Garberville around 9:00pm. A staff member can pick you up given 3 days notice. There is a $10 gas fee. www.greyhound.com
Amtrak passengers can ride a bus between Leggett and Martinez. The Leggett stop is at the Peg House restaurant, aross the road from the entrance to Standish-Hickey State Park in North Leggett.
For more info: http://www.amtrakcalifornia.com