Thursday, June 30, 2011

Golden Gate Bridge - Fort Baker Hike

At the beginning of April we went for a hike to Fort Baker, located on the northern side of the Golden Gate Bridge. It was a short but very nice hike, surprisingly not overcrowded with tourists. Surprisingly, as the beginning of the hike is located at the Vista Point, which probably 99% of tourist to San Francisco visit.

It is amazing that all tourists prefer to walk on the bridge, surrounded by unbearable noise of passing cars, rather than get under the bridge and walk along the bay, which is beautiful, quiet and offers equally amazing, if not better, views of downtown.

All the better for us. For the two hours that we hiked, we could enjoy serenity of nature undisturbed by human presence. It did feel truly amazing, more so that the hike is located just within a half an hour drive from our house. We felt very lucky and privileged to live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Golden Gate Bridge and downtown SF from Hawk Hill:

Beginning of the hike - passing under the bridge:

The bridge and downtown:

Downtown through the bridge:

Golden Gate Bridge and a rock:

Golden Gate Bridge and sailing boats:

Golden Gate Bridge and spring flowers:

Golden Gate Bridge and Battery Yates:

Golden Gate Bridge and ocean:

California Poppies:

Downtown and rocks:

Fort Baker: