Lori T's Urban Hike/Lunch San Francisco/Sausalito Loop

This is a 9 mile walk from San Francisco Crissy Field over the bridge to Sausalito, then Ferry ride back to Fisherman's wharf and then continue walk back to Crissy Field. Lunch in Sausalito and a side stop to visit the Wave Organ.

The Meet Spot: Meet at the Crissy Field parking lot on Mason Street, also known as the East Beach lot, I think.  The best way to get directions is to go to the Exploratorium website (http://www.exploratorium.edu/visit/location_directions/pdfs/@South%20bay%20map%20and%20instructions.pdf) and follow the directions to their lot, which is right next door to the Crissy Field lot. In fact, if the Crissy Field lot is full when you get there, park at the Exploratorium lot and walk over. Both free.  Here are written directions, it takes about an hour from 280/85 intersection.  Directions: Take 280 north to 19th Ave.; pass through Golden Gate Park; right on Geary; left on Van Ness, move into left lanes; left on Lombard, get into right lane; right on Divisadero; left on Marina; through stop sign; right into parking lot.  Doyle Drive construction requires this route.  We will meet in front of the cafe, to the right as you enter the parking lot.  Get a hot drink if it's open, there are plenty of "facilities" along the way.

The Carpool: From the 280/Page Mill/Arastradero park and ride at 7:45 am. Please comment if you want to carpool so I know who to expect. We can also arrange different carpool spot if this one not convenient.

The Walk: We'll walk the Crissy Field promenade along the waters edge to the bridge.  If we haven't started late, we can check out the warming hut for a few minutes.  We won't stop at Fort Point, but come back some time if you haven't been, it's kinda cool. Over the bridge and then under (also kinda cool) and pass by the new Cavallo Point hotel and spa and Discovery Museum. Then along the road (wide path and sidewalk) into Sausalito waterfront area.  Lunch.  Catch the 12:55 Blue and Gold Ferry to Fisherman's Wharf.  Through the wharf area and Fort Mason, and then along the Marina Green.  The Wave Organ is right near the end, so will be optional in case anyone is pressed for time.  End time about 3:30ish?

Lunch: Please send suggestions for lunch.  Lori's group went to the Sausalito Bakery & Cafe because it does not require reservations.

The Ferry: The ferry costs $10.50. You can buy your ticket in advance from the website if you want, but not necessary. Blue and Gold Ferry website (http://www.blueandgoldfleet.com/ferry-services/).

The Wave Organ: This is a wave-activated acoustic sculpture located on the jetty near the Yacht Harbor.  Sounds cool, I'm looking forward to seeing it, hope the tide is high, it's supposed to sound better. Info here (http://www.exploratorium.edu/visit/wave_organ/).

Note: Dress in layers and expect any kind of weather.  Will only cancel if there is a terrible rain storm, which we shouldn't expect in Sept, right? I put in a request for sunny, clear day, but please don't blame the host if it's foggy and cold :)

 

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  • Das (Narendra D.

    Great hike in a beautiful city, with a nice group of friends . Great weather ! Beautiful views ! .. Thanks Lori and Monica!

    T

    July 1, 2013

  • Mary H.

    Saturday's hike and Ferry Ride were a great way to spend an otherwise hot day in the Bay Area.
    Monica, you were an enthusiatic and cheerful leader, as always, and Beth and I enjoyed the morning and afternoon with everyone in the group! Thank you Monica (and our fearless leader Lori) for the experience.

    July 1, 2013

  • Femy

    It was a beautiful day in San Francisco. The company was great as usual and the hike was wonderful. It was my first time to walk on Golden Gate Bridge. Thanks Lori and Monica.

    July 1, 2013

  • jane b.

    Thanks, Lori and Monica, for leading a memorable adventure by the bay.

    July 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    great! nice change from regular trail hikes.

    June 30, 2013

  • Sharon

    What a fantastic morning. Thank you Lori and Monica for arranging the hike and perfect San Francisco weather. It was wonderful enjoying this urban hike with everyone.

    June 29, 2013

  • becky

    Beautiful walk along the coast, over Golden Gate, great weather and wonderful group of people. Thank you Lori!

    June 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very fun!

    June 29, 2013

  • Davina

    Thanks Lori - great hike! Do hope you're feeling better soon.

    June 29, 2013

  • Jeff

    Fab, fab, fabulous. We couldn't have asked for betater weather. What a great day. Thank you Monica and Lori.

    June 29, 2013

  • Monica

    Fabulous - thank you Lori for leading this great San Francisco hike!

    June 29, 2013

  • Margaret

    my daughter is leaving for Europe this weekend

    June 28, 2013

  • jane b.

    See you, Becky and Femy, at St. Edward's Church at 7:30.

    June 28, 2013

  • Monica

    Thanks, Lori for responding to everyone's questions!

    June 27, 2013

  • Lori T

    Sharon, probably be in Sausalito by 11:30.

    June 27, 2013

  • Davina

    I aim to be at the Park & Ride, Page Mill Road, Los Altos by 7.35 and am happy to drive or be driven. If driving can take 3 passengers, possibly more.

    June 27, 2013

  • Das (Narendra D.

    I will be at the Pagemill parking lot at 7:35A.

    June 27, 2013

  • Sharon

    Any idea when we'll be arriving in Sausalito for lunch? Approx. time range would be helpful. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

    June 27, 2013

  • jane b.

    Does anyone want to carpool from Highway 85 and Camden or from St. Edward's Church, 85 and Union?

    June 26, 2013

    • becky

      Jane, Femy -- I will meet you at St. Edward's Church at 7:30.

      June 27, 2013

  • Lori T

    Monica and others: NOTE, the Exploratorium has moved so DON'T use the website for directions. If you don't know where the east beach parking lot at Crissy Field is, then use a mapping program. Also, you can bring your own lunch and sit along the water in Sausalito, or buy a sandwich from Sausalito Café or choose another spot for lunch. We should have about 75 minutes for lunch, depending on our walking pace to Sausalito. I will not be carpooling.

    June 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    hi, looking forward to seeing everyone. did this hike before really different and relaxing.

    June 27, 2013

  • Sharon

    Looking forward to seeing everyone. I'll be heading back up north after we reach Sausalito. Marcia and Kitty, enjoy the graduations, a real milestone.

    June 26, 2013

  • Chau

    Some urgent matters need to be attended to. Hope same hike come back again this summer.

    June 26, 2013

  • MARCIA

    Kitty-I will be attending my grandson's pre-school graduation on Friday night as well-he's so excited! Sorry I missed your fresh peaches last Saturday on the hike! I'm crossing my fingers that the bay rewards your hike with sunny skies!

    June 26, 2013

  • Kitty

    I can't come as I am summoned to attend a 5 year old pre-school graduation. But while you are at Crissy Field, check this out:
    http://www.sfmoma.org/about/press/press_exhibitions/releases/947

    SF Moma is under construction now and some of their exhibits are now moving around in the bay area. One of them is right at Crissy Field!

    And I have loads of fresh peaches from my tree.....I guess I will just have to make peach ice cream, peach cheese cake, peach turnover, peach cobbler....etc.

    June 25, 2013

  • Claire

    Will be at Page Mill carpool. Thanks.

    June 25, 2013

  • julia

    Can't make it this time. Have fun!

    June 25, 2013

  • Dawn

    Sorry to miss this fun day. We'll be on vacation.

    June 22, 2013

  • Monica

    I'm sorry that you can't come Judy - we miss you!

    June 22, 2013

  • Judy H

    Shoot, I can see my foot will not be ready for 9 miles by the 29th:( Maybe next time. Have fun!

    June 8, 2013

  • MARCIA

    I'm going to have to drop out as my granddaughter has scheduled her birthday party for this weeken in SoCal...

    June 3, 2013

  • Lori T

    I might go out of town, so will change my RSVP if necessary once I know for sure

    April 20, 2013

  • MARCIA

    Yay!! Super-fun walk around the bay!

    March 28, 2013

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  • Monica +1
    Founding Member + Centennial Club 100+ Hikes with Group, Assistant Organizer
    Event Host
  • Lori T
    SBR Centennial Club Member 100+ Hikes with Group, Organizer
  • Femy
    SBR Centennial Club Member 100+ Hikes with Group
  • Sharon
    Assistant Organizer
  • becky
    SBR Centennial Club 100+ Hikes with Group
  • Mary H. +1
  • A former member
  • A former member

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