An Urban Hike

A few days ago I spent the day in The City with a friend. If I want to go for a hike, San Francisco is not usually the first place I think of, but hiking was the plan for the day.

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After picking up sandwiches at a nearby deli and eating them in Glen Canyon Park we began our hike. I didn’t bring my camera so used the iPhone for all these shots.

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On the way up Twin Peaks you start to get a feel for the view.

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The view to the north east from Twin Peaks.

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The view north. It’s hard to tell but the Golden Gate Bridge is just above the trees in the middle of the photo. That’s Sutro Tower on the left, a 977-foot radio/TV antenna tower.

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We headed that direction and walked through the woods around Sutro Tower. Seeing the tower made me think of a combo of the movies, Jurassic Park and StarWars.

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The woods were striking. We meandered out of these woods across a city street and onto a back portion of the UCSF campus where there were more woods.

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There were amazing plants to be seen all along our walk, but I photographed only a few.

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I was fascinated by these huge flowers. Each flower is about a foot long!

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One of Stephany’s favorite landmarks.

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On the side of a bike shop.

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We made it to Golden Gate Park where we walked it’s length…

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…until we got to the ocean. The wind was blowing hard and the sand was swirling so we didn’t spend time on the beach but contented ourselves with Happy Hour at the Beach Chalet Brewery and Restaurant.

It was late in the afternoon and we had somewhere else to be at 6:30 so we took a Lyft car back to Stephany and Ians’s house. What a great way to spend the day with friends and get in a 7+ mile walk.

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