Objective: 2 hour hike in The Presidio with your K9 recruit
Rendezvous Point: Lover's Lane by Presidio Blvd
Rendezvous Time: 1000 hours
We're starting this hike at the top of Lover's Lane asap. Latecomers will be expected to drop and give me 20! (20 pushups that is) This route was given this name for the military men who took this path to meet their sweethearts in town when San Francisco was Spanish occupied. Enough on the history lesson, recruits. If you're expecting a romantic hand in hand stroll through the park with chocolate and roses - you're on the wrong hike! Don't be fooled by the name. Lover's Lane is about a half mile hike with an incline. We're starting this "easy" since we're headed downhill. But be prepared for strict orders from Drill Sgt Karen! If Sgt Karen decides we turn around and hike uphill backwards then without a doubt you will follow through because: AN ORDER IS AN ORDER SOLDIERS! I will not tolerate insubordination which means no whining or complaining or sniveling - from the human recruits.
The rest of the hike is on a need to know basis. But don't worry 2-legged and 4-legged boot camp enlistees - you can expect hills, dodging eucalyptus trees and hiking through compounds for at least 2 miles with plenty of opportunities for sniffing out flora for the K9's. Before we head back to the rendezvous point, we'll regroup and strategize to tackle "Blackberry Recon." We have reliable confirmed intel from allied forces "E" from Active Coastal Women (& their dogs) - great Meetup group by the way! - that this operation is a go. Again this is a need to know basis. But if you and your K9 enlistee survive this hike mission you'll be all the better for it! Now at ease soldiers and enjoy liberty. Oorah!
On a lighter note if you and your bff are up for this easy to moderate hike, remember to bring water and snacks as needed for you and your pup and doggie bags for obvious reasons. Any questions email Karen H.
Look for me (Drill Sgt Karen) wearing a hot pink windbreaker - yes it's non-regulation uniform.