The Golden Gate National Recreation Area includes many scenic areas which used to be controlled by the military. From Fort Cronkhite, located in Marin County, you can hike to the summit of Hill 88. This hike will reward you with spectacular views in all directions, and a healthy workout (5-6 miles, 1000′ elevation gain). The abandoned, dilapidated & graffitied structures which reside at summit were once part of a radar station for the former Nike Missile Base which is located nearby.
The surf is up by Fort Point. A great day to be a tourist in San Francisco.
Got pounded by a storm yesterday, this was the view of San Francisco the next morning.
It’s about 1.25 miles between the anchorages at either end of the span. This video almost covers that in around 35 seconds, (I speeded up the video), meaning we’re traveling about 120 miles per hour. Hard to believe.
Actually, it’s just another sunset over the Pacific, viewed from the Marin Headlands (just north of San Francisco).
Sounds kind of sexy, no ? I was looking at a photo essay in the San Francisco Chronicle, something like “…the most photographed sites in San Francisco…”, and the Labyrinth (at Eagle Point, Land’s End, next to Mile Rock Beach) was the only place I had not been. Worthwhile.A trap for malevolent spirits? A symbol of the hard path to God? A metaphor for life’s journey? A pantheistic meditation on nature? A frivolous diversion? Worthwhile.
November 2, 2015. This was one of those days where you could randomly point the camera and get something good. The view is from Fort Point, you can see Torpedo Wharf in the bottom of the scene.
Every year I get to see the 4th of July fireworks show in San Francisco from 5 miles away, in Marin County. this year, heavy fog obscured the view. Here’s the view from 2011: