Monday, July 30, 2012

Hiking Mount Sutro

It was cloudy yesterday morning, and I am learning that it's just proof that it is summer in San Francisco (I should have known this--I was fairly warned!  But we had such a nice Fall/Winter/Spring that I started to doubt those pessimists.)

After watching several awesome games and matches of the various Olympic sports on TV (water polo has been especially exciting!), we were ready to get moving ourselves.  It seemed like we lucked out when Will found a hiking trail where reviewers mentioned the hike was "even cooler when it's foggy." Done!

So yesterday afternoon we hiked Mount Sutro, right in the middle of the city.

Just like on other hikes we've done in San Francisco, two minutes into the trail you've already forgotten there's a city around you--it feels so remote!

Though the sun did pop through the clouds for quite a bit of the hike...

The trusty fog did come back.

It's probably unusual to comment on the "smell" of the trail, but the combination of eucalyptus trees, pine, scrub brush, and dew made for a very refreshing experience.

We passed only a handful of fellow hikers:

But we knew like-minded hikers had walked these trails before us:

There were a few good sights through the trees.  Here's Alcatraz, for example:

It was a good activity for an otherwise foggy day.  I have a feeling a few more foggy days are in the cards this summer, so maybe we'll be back soon.

Hope your week is off to a good start!

1 comment:

  1. It's crazy that there's a park isolated enough to almost get lost in, even though it's not very large and in the middle of a city.


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