I have run a number of times in the Presidio, but I haven't made it far enough west before to see the ocean...only the bay. But I felt like I had a longer run in me, and I was especially anxious to see the views on a sunny and clear day. From what I hear, sunny and clear days are harder to come by once summer hits, so I figured I should take advantage of the clear weather.
My goal was to check out Immigrant Point, and it did not disappoint!
The coast reminded me quite a bit of 17-Mile Drive in Pebble Beach.
The view looking South. That point of land sticking out is Lands End.
To the North you can see Point Bonita (which is finally open! I can't wait to visit.)
Though I wished I had brought some water with me, this run was gorgeous and otherwise perfect. The scent from the eucalyptus trees and the traffic-free trails are pretty great.
I turned around to head home and switched ocean views for bay views. There's Alcatraz:
I also ran past Rob Hill Campground, the only campsite in the city. The two public sites can accommodate 30 people each; that sounds like quite a camping party to me.
We have plans to go camping north of the city, near Olema Valley, next weekend with some great friends. I am already excited!
I hope you've had a good weekend as well.