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A January Adventure, San Francisco Style

January, like all months, is a delightful time to live and work in San Francisco. While I travel up and down the Peninsula most days, once or twice a week I have a day when I work solely from my home office. From my desk I see clear blue skies -- an an occasional flock of wild parrots go by!

I knew I'd be working yesterday evening, so in the afternoon I took a break, and headed out to one of my favorite areas (I have many "favorites" - San Francisco is like that!) for the day's adventure.

I often go to the San Francisco Presidio, and I did again yesterday, but this time I took a new trek.

Google map, Presidio trail run

From Inspiration Point, I ran past the National Cemetery, down the hill (was that fun!!) under Park Presidio Boulevard, into Ft. Winfield Scott, past the parade ground and over to the Golden Gate Bridge. From there I continued along the Coastal Trail, down a long flight of stairs to little Marshall Beach. Heading back up the many staircases I walked--up and up until I was at the Immigrant Point overlook. A water break here felt good, then a slow jog past the Wine Bunkers and back to my car at Inspiration Point.

Whether one runs or hikes, this is a delightful route, just over 4 beautiful miles, and one that will be in my repertoire for active visitors to enjoy, any month of the year.

Below are a few images from yesterday's January adventure.

Trail near the Golden Gate Bridge

Heading down the Coastal Trail

Staircase, Coastal trail

 

--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®

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Comment balloon 26 commentsLottie Kendall • January 29 2015 08:28AM

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Lottie, I couldn't believe how large that Golden Gate Recreation area was when we visited!  Such beautiful green space to be enjoyed by all!

Posted by Bruce Walter (Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana) over 4 years ago

Lottie,

Great shots of one of our favorite areas. The Golden Gate, the park, so much splendor!  Have you been to the Raptor Preseve nearby?  That is one of our favorites.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 4 years ago

Lottie, all I can come up with is WOW!  Those steps, that view, and your wonderful story....amazing.  Thanks for the photos and the great info on the area!

Posted by Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire (Marshall Enterprises) over 4 years ago

Lottie, I'm glad to see that you are back out in your elements enjoying San Francisco and getting in your exercise.  I think those stairs would be a challenge for me but one I am willing to take you up on one of these days.

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 4 years ago

Lottie-Now that is what I call a workout and a great area to see while doing so.

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) over 4 years ago

Bruce Walter - we are blessed to have so much open space and parkland around us to enjoy year round.

Hi Ron & Alexandra Seigel - we're so fortunate to have all this at our doorstep, Alexandra. I don't know about the raptor preserve--sounds intriguing.

Kathleen Daniels - when you're ready, we'll put the "Active" in a meet-up

Sharon Lee - my few photos don't do the area justice; everywhere one looks there's a glorious view, an interesting building, the plant life....a nice workout in a beautiful area. Lucky me!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 4 years ago

Lottie,

A friend of ours took us there for Ron's b'day.  They do a marvelous job tagging raptors, as they are great at telling us the state of the food chain.  They take care of injured birds, and keep track of the numbers.  They do amazing work.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 4 years ago

 Good evening Lottie.  What a lovely looking park. The next time I go to the San Francisco area I would love to be able to go there.

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) over 4 years ago

The Presidio is a jewel, Michael Thornton. The former Army base was turned over to the public. Managed by the Presidio Trust, they have done an outstanding job of rehabbing many of the old, historic buildings, and finding tenants for housing and suitable tenants for commercial space. It is fully self-supporting and my favorite playground.It's beautiful.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 4 years ago

Hello Lottie,  I just love your area so much, was there a couple of years ago but it was worth the trip.

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) over 4 years ago

Lottie Kendall - What a beautiful day for a long walk!  Loved the photos of the area.  I can see why you'd have a lot of favorites in San Francisco, it's just that king of place!

Posted by Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers (Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260) over 4 years ago

Good morning Lottie. Sounds and looks like a wonderful place to get lost in your own thoughts and the views are very special.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) over 4 years ago

Come again, Will Hamm 

We both live in beautiful areas, Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com 

Joe Petrowsky - one of the best parts of a solo hike or run is that it gives me time to think. Although, on this particular one I had to concentrate running down the stairs so I wouldn't go flying, and focus on breathing going back up!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 4 years ago

Looks like a beautiful place to live and at the very least to visit and I love your photos... thanks for sharing

Posted by Beth and Richard Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940 (Long Island Cash Home Buyer) over 4 years ago

Two different coasts, two great areas Richard & Beth Witt 

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 4 years ago

Hi Lottie - wow those photos are INCREDIBLE!! I would love that walk and climbing those steps would be great exercise too! Very gorgeous place you live in!

Posted by Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate (Compass) over 4 years ago

What a gorgeous route, Lottie. I would say I would love to do that trek, but as I mentioned I would die half way up those steps :)

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) over 4 years ago

Lottie Kendall ~ the stairs to and from heaven... What a beautiful way to exercise and take in part of the day... I love it, thanks for sharing

Posted by Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker (Kolsky Realty & Management) over 4 years ago

Sharon Paxson - the scenery is so gorgous, even the stairs are fun

Well, Jane Peters  I have a walk around for you -- see the road on the map near the coast? There's a trail alongside it where you get the view without the steps. Cool, huh?

I like your moniker, "stairs to and from heaven, " Jon Kolsky Enjoy your weekend.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 4 years ago

Lottie - looking at your beatiful photos, I am imagining how tough it is to run/jog there. But so beautiful...

Posted by Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices (Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408) over 4 years ago

Hi Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL - I certainly don't run for time, just for the sheer joy of it, and the staircases and cliffs add to the beauty. (and I walk up 90% of the staircases!)

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 4 years ago

You are in good physical shape to walk these steps, which seem endless. I am walking on the beach, but it is absolutely flat here. I used to pat myself on the back, but looking at your photos, I know that you do way more. Good for you

Posted by Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices (Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408) over 4 years ago

GOOD MORNING LOTTIE!  So - I love this - I am coming to San Francisco next month - what is the best way to get here from a hotel - I think I will be staying at the Omni or Fairmont downtown - and I would love to do this!! 

Posted by Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind, Broker/Owner (KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Hi Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind - The simplest way for a visitor to get from downtown is to take Uber or Lyft or use the Flywheel ap and get a cab. For a real local feel, you could take the #1 Muni (the bus) - it would get you to California and Arguello. You'd get off at Arguello and walk up Arguello and enter the Presidio at the Arguello Gate.

Another spectacular hike is along the Coastal Trail from Lands' End, starting just above the ruins on the Sutro Baths, above the Cliff House. You can read about it, and some other little adventures in this issue of Living the San Francisco Dream

When do you plan to visit here?

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 4 years ago

Hi Lottie!  Thank you!  My daughter is coming with me and she wants to be able to see hike near the GGB - and we will be there the week of April 6th for a few days!  Thanks so much again!

Posted by Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind, Broker/Owner (KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate) over 4 years ago

Wishing you a great trip to our city. Let me know if you'd like any other ideas on what to see and do, Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind 

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 4 years ago

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