Archive for April, 2013

We were heading up to Fairfax to see some friends, so we figured we’d get a bit of a nature fix while we were in Marin.

We kept driving on Sir Francis Drake Blvd past Fairfax to where it ends at Point Reyes Station, then continued west into Point Reyes National Seashore.

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The Seashore is beautiful and quite big: Limantour Beach, our destination, was more than 15 miles from where we entered the park. But it was a lovely day for a drive, and we had some great glimpses of the ocean between the hills along the way.

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The hiking book: Hiking the San Francisco Bay Area (Falcon Guides)
The distance: 6 miles
The CityGirls rating: 5

We needed to get out of the city for a bit but didn’t want to drive too far, so we headed south to some of the protected land on the Peninsula. There’s a big slice of land on the Peninsula that is protected as state and county parks, fish and game refuge, and water district lands.

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Sweeney Ridge is across the Peninsula from the airport and at the northern end of the chain of reservoir lakes that store water for the city of San Francisco.

In San Francisco, 85% of our water comes from Hetch Hetchy, a dammed valley in Yosemite National Park. The Hetch Hetchy dam and water system were created in the early 20th century to provide water for the Bay Area. The dam is owned by the city of San Francisco and provides water for much of the Bay Area.

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Well, after we moved on the interwebs, turned out we got to move in the real world too.

We’re still in the city. In fact, still in the same neighborhood.

If you’ve been wondering why we dropped off the face of the earth, well, that’s the reason. We’ve been busy packing and painting and hauling and unpacking and putting up art and figuring out where to store our hiking gear.

But don’t worry, we’re back with a couple of posts in the works.

Until then, enjoy the view from our new digs.

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