Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Hike

Barbara Knight led the ramblers to the new Bair Island pedestrian bridge into the almost completed 3,000-acre wetland site. The renovation began in 2007 and now is a part of the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Red Wood City. There was a 2-mile trail around the southern inner island. The sun came out when we found a bench at Pete's Harbor for lunch. We had a great time playing with the little wooden boat we found at the play ground.













Sunday, November 16, 2014

Golden Gate heights and Grand View parks Hike


Saturday, November 15: Wate and Johanna Bakker led a combined rambler/long hike through the Golden Gate heights and Grand View parks and surrounding areas in the sunset district of San Francisco. The hikes were relatively short, about three miles and contained numerous stairs, some of them quite long, although the total altitude differences were less than a few hundred feet. We walked on staircases decorated with more than 75,000 tiles that resembled a waterfall of crayon colors. There were many interesting patterns that created stunning views  They were modeled after the colorful Escalaria Selaron stairs in Rio de Janeiro. There were also beautiful views of the ocean, Golden Gate park and bridge. Afterward we had lunch in the nearby Park Chalet. 

Rest Stop

Local Work Day