Rain is finally likely in San Francisco. It's not here yet, but we're hopeful.
2013 was one of the driest years on record, and 2014 is starting out in a worrisome fashion. We have had no rain in many weeks. The air quality has been impacted. The water content in our minuscule snow pack in the Sierra Nevadas is low. Reservoirs throughout the state are at low levels, levels like 27% and 40% of normal. Municipalities are beginning to implement water-conserving measures (but that's the topic for another time.)
When wispy clouds started floating across the sky Friday afternoon, and I learned that rain is anticipated on today, I changed my late afternoon plans. I left my computer, laced up my running shoes, put the phone on silent mode, grabbed my car keys, and drove over to Lyon Street at Broadway.
My destination: a run down and up some hills in the Presidio, one of the City's treasures. Rarely do I get the car out when I'm in San Francisco, but today daylight was limited and I didn't have the time to walk the 1.5 miles across Pacific Heights and finish my trail run before dark.
Take a look at my starting and ending point. Beautiful, isn't it?
We're living our San Francisco Dream. Is the time right for you to do the same?