Marin Headlands III: Golden Gate Batteries

This month closer to Golden Gate Bridge the Batteries are: Hill 129, Kirby, Wagner, Spencer, and possibly Yates.; then sunset above the Bridge.   I would say it's a little more hiking and elevation gain compared to Ft. Barry and just as spectacular views of the ocean and Bay Area.  Hope you're in good shape because we'll hike from an overlook down to the beach on a steep trail. The WWII-era military batteries are abandoned concrete structures in various states of decay, rusted equipment, graffiti-tagged, etc. hidden in the landscape.  See last year's photos of the "Elvis stair". Many compositional opportunities and challenges for us photographers as you see from previous meetups.

The meet-up will consist of 2-3 stops and the ever popular “Show & Tell” part where we eat/drink/relax and show our recent UrbEx images. The schedule is shoot from 2:00-5:00p, Show & Tell 5-6p. This is our typical small nimble group for tough conditions; most should be experienced in past Urban Exploration meet-ups though first-timers are always welcomed.  If you get on a waiting list just be patient because there's always a few RSVP dropouts when nearing the take-off date. However, drop-outs within the last week are frowned upon because those on the waiting lists usually have made other plans by then. Rain reschedules meetup to following Sunday.

The sign-up sequence is: RSVP, and pay $5 meetup fee. About 7 days before meetup I will request confirmation and contact info (full legal name, cell#, emergency contact person and their tel.#) if I don't get it in 3 days you will lose your spot to those waiting. Also, please acknowledge the Release of Liability form in Discussions tab on Home page that you will sign when we meet at the initial gathering point.


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  • Christy

    Very cool exploration, Thanks Digne!

    February 25, 2013

  • Andrew F.

    Thanks to Digne for a perfectly organized trip! It was a pleasure to meet everyone and I can't wait to see you again soon.

    February 25, 2013

  • Digne

    Great day for photography. Fun group - didn't mind the hiking to get to interesting sites. Show & Tell was relaxing with good food and interesting photos to show.

    February 24, 2013

  • Jen

    Awesome. Great photo opportunities and wonderful people. Really really fun and interesting.

    February 24, 2013

  • Jerome

    Great meetup..Thanks, Digne, for organizing...

    February 24, 2013

  • molly

    How is the "show and tell" conducted? Should we bring a laptop or something?

    February 13, 2013

    • Digne

      Bring 1-2 prints/tablet images to show. Very informal; just to get everyone talking photography- not a critique but an introduction.

      1 · February 13, 2013

  • Digne

    A fisheye or super-wide angle lens would be handy for the 1st and 3rd stops. I'm going to borrow or rent one.

    February 12, 2013

  • Andrew F.

    Looking forward to this!

    February 10, 2013

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