Be sure to watch to the end for some sweet irony.
If you’ve got half a day some weekend or holiday, and you like a moderately challenging hike, this easily-accessed, 4.5-mile route with a 900 ft. elevation means you don’t have to leave the city of San Francisco. Details after the jump…
Continue reading Hillapalooza – an Urban Hike
YouTube parkour practitioner, NoSolePK, runs, leaps and spins Hobbit-style through George Christopher Playground in Diamond Heights.
Also, SF Parkour seems to be training a scary army of monkey/human hybrids:
Keep in mind, videos like the ones above are carefully edited to look awesome. For a little balance, see this. (But be warned: it’s rough viewing.)
Fed by the same aquifer, but not directly connected, these bodies of water are special parts of the San Francisco watershed near the Presidio.
More after the jump…
Continue reading Lobos Creek & Mountain Lake
Glen Canyon Park.
Tam Tran is awesome.
Today I took advantage of the fantastic free walking tour organization, SF City Guides. It’s officially a part of the Public Library (the guides are all volunteers) and has an interesting history of its own. I decided to take as my inaugural tour one that covers my neighborhood.
More details and photos after the jump…
Continue reading Dolores Park: Refugee Camp
UPDATE 4/14/2010: Via Matt Baume, from StreetsBlog:
The PUC … proposes to terminate the creek in a manufactured wetland at the western end of Islais Creek Channel. The area is currently an asphalt lot just down the street from the headquarters of Mythbusters, used occasionally to store vehicles.
This would be a fantastic and appropriate honor for this spot. (And there is still more than just asphalt here!)
Once upon a time in 2001, there was a tiny plot of shoreline, Muwekma Ohlone Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, named after the native people who once populated the San Francisco peninsula. Guerrilla gardeners had, for years, nurtured this vestige of unlikely marshland amidst the industrial zone near Hunters Point.
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Continue reading The Attempted Homicide of a Sanctuary