Saturday, November 22, 2014

Mama Hike Revisited

Today, the whole family tried a hike that Anders and Sigrid took a couple of weeks ago.

We started at a stairway on Stanyan, just south of 17th Street. At least one of the neighbors seems to be worried about noisy hikers.

Lots of eucalyptus trees.

And some intrepid hikers.

The first part of our hike was through the Interior Greenbelt, an aptly if prosaicly named San Francisco park.

Then we cut across Medical Center Way, a short road neither Sigrid nor I had heard of before.

And then we were in the Mount Sutro Open Space Reserve, which is behind the Parnassus campus of UCSF.

It's quite big, and occasionally you get some really nice city views, through the trees.

Anders kept talking about a pond that we would be able to see, but Sigrid couldn't figure out what he was talking about. Then we found it, in the crook of a tree.

Coming back, just before we left the Mount Sutro Open Reserve, we passed a little altar.

Yes, in the bottom-right, that is a skull.

And, on the Interior Greenbelt side, we passed this statue.

All told, it was close to two miles, with a 560 ft vertical rise/drop, and Soren only needed to be carried for a little bit at the end. Pretty good!

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