Sarah was at a jewelry class on Saturday, so I took off and birded western San Francisco. It was my first visit to the area this year, and I was sure to get some year birds, it being my first birding on the Pacific coast.
After work on Thursday I swung by nearby Bayfront Park for a quickie walk before the slog home on 101. For no good reason, I’ve only birded this park a couple of times, which is silly, as it’s within sight of the office I work in on the odd days when I’m not working at home.
Last Sunday was sunny and lovely, so Sarah & I headed north from SF to try a new hike. This one had been on my radar for a while, as I always like waterfalls (who doesn’t?), but the timing was never quite right. Although the bay area has more waterfalls than one might think, many are semi-seasonal, drying up entirely or reducing to a trickle in the warmer months.
Sunny winter days like this, after a bout of storms, are perfect waterfall hike days, so off we went. The trailhead is on Bolinas-Fairfax Road, and the parking was tight – apparently we weren’t the only ones itching to get out! Our hike started across the street from the parking turnout on Pine Mountain Road.
Sarah & I spent a lovely couple of hours at Chrissy Field yesterday, along with what felt like most of the rest of San Francisco. Apparently everyone else here was feeling the itch to get out, as this lovely day (mid-50s, very little wind, clear skies) found the Golden Gate Promenade as crowded as I’ve ever seen it!
Golden Gate Promenade