Photowalk/Scavenger Hunt - Walking the Golden Gate Bridge

Let's do a photowalk/scavenger hunt at the Golden Gate Bridge! How many of you have never walked the bridge? Let's do it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dress comfortably in layers, in comfortable shoes. Bring a hat or sunglasses. Pack snacks and water. After we walk the bridge and get some great shots, let's grab a quick bite at a to-be-determined location.

We will park in the Southeast Side Visitor Parking Lot.
BE ON TIME.

This parking area has a range of visitor services, including a café, gift center, gardens and an array of scenic vistas.  Parking is metered ($0.25 per 15 minutes) with 81 spaces, 3 of which are designated for visitors with disabilities that have disabled placards. There are 5 spaces for tour buses. On weekends and holidays ONLY, additional parking is available in a nearby satellite lot on the southwest side at a rate of $5 per day.

  • Traveling south from Marin County: Follow US Highway 101 south across the Golden Gate Bridge. Have exact change ready to pay the appropriate toll, collected southbound only. Proceed through the far right toll lane #1, and make an immediate right exiting US Highway 101 just past the Toll Plaza onto Merchant Road.  Make an immediateright onto a roadway that goes down a short hill and into an underpass which leads directly into the southeast side visitor parking lot.
  • Traveling north from San Francisco: Take a right at the last San Francisco exit off US Highway 101 just before the Toll Plaza. The exit ramp sign reads, "Golden Gate National Recreation Area View Area."  Proceed to the stop sign and turn left into the southeast side visitor parking lot.

More info available here:
http://goldengatebridge.org/visitors/directions.php

If you need public transit, you can also plan your route here:
http://www.511.org/

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  • Kelly M.

    Beautiful, crisp day. Great job by Sally getting everyone up there for some spectacular shots.

    1 · January 13, 2013

  • Jackie H.

    Great event! It was such a gorgeous day in SF today :)

    1 · January 13, 2013

  • Dox D.

    A pleasant event, and an interesting exercise. Looking at some of the other members' photos, I'm seeing new creative possibilities!

    1 · January 13, 2013

  • Sally C.

    I want to emphasize: get there early! I am planning to be there around 9ish to be sure I get a space.

    January 11, 2013

    • Kevin C.

      Hi Sally, Does your car has room for another photographer? I am near SJC. Thanks!

      January 12, 2013

    • Sally C.

      I have a small car but the back seat is open. I'll direct message you.

      January 12, 2013

  • Jackie H.

    Hi, does anyone have space in their car for one more person? I'll chip in for gas, of course :) I'm in the Sunnyvale/San Jose area so I'll be glad to meet anyone around in the area if someone has room. Thanks!

    January 11, 2013

    • Sally C.

      You can ride with me. I will direct message my phone number to you.

      January 11, 2013

  • Sally C.

    I sent an email this morning, but for any newcomers here are some tips:

    1) Carpooling is highly recommended - parking is very limited and will fill up fast. If you can buddy up with someone, please do it! I do have space in my car if anyone in the San Jose/Cupertino area needs a ride - post a comment on the event page.

    2) Bring change for the parking meters - you will need quarters so please plan ahead!

    3) Dress warmly in layers, and wear comfortable walking shoes. Hats and gloves highly recommended.

    4) Get there early - we will wait 15 minutes for everyone to arrive but it's not fair to delay the walk any longer than that for people who arrived on time.

    5) I'll distribute the scavenger hunt list at the event. Look for a bunch of people with cameras.

    January 11, 2013

  • Linda M.

    I'm thinkin' that at 10pm-2am, sunglasses won't be needed! Maybe a warm blanket....8-)

    2 · December 6, 2012

    • Ashish T.

      The parking meters have recently being upgraded and now one can pay with credit card too. Its quite handy as compared to the coins.

      1 · January 11, 2013

    • Sally C.

      Thanks for the info, Ashish!

      January 11, 2013

  • Sally C.

    Just checked the weather and it's been updated to 0% chance of rain. Let's do this!

    January 11, 2013

  • Sherry

    FYI: I have walked across the bridge in heavy, low fog. It was the equivalent of being in a rain storm. Once I got off the bridge, no more rain. I recommend bring a water repellent coat just in case and a hat.

    1 · January 10, 2013

    • Sally C.

      That's good advice!

      January 10, 2013

  • Sally C.

    Weather report as of today (Wednesday) says 30% chance of rain. I say we still do it! Check back here the night before, just in case.

    January 9, 2013

  • Clayton D.

    I will not be able to make it; I plan on drinking heavily the night before :x

    January 9, 2013

  • Sally C.

    I have updated the event description with the proper place to park.

    January 5, 2013

  • Sally C.

    I've only walked it once and I can't remember where I parked. Check this link and look at the first point of interest. I think that's our best option. I'll update the event description once we all agree that's the best place. PS there's an iPhone app for the GG bridge walk.
    http://www.everytrail.com/guide/walking-the-golden-gate-bridge

    January 4, 2013

  • Barbara S.

    I don't often go there to walk. Any ideas of where we can park?

    January 4, 2013

  • Patrick

    Hi,
    I live San Jose. I need a ride. Anyone carpool with me. Thanks.

    December 23, 2012

  • Sally C.

    Now accepting suggestions for a place to lunch . . .

    December 10, 2012

  • Joie Cameron B.

    Sally you are perfect...I knew what you meant it was just in code. LOL!

    Lunch after sounds fun!

    1 · December 7, 2012

    • Sally C.

      You're sweet. Thanks.

      December 10, 2012

  • joseph

    yup! sounds like fun, can't wait! Bought a mkIII and a[masked] lens. Went out a couple of days after thanksgiving and got this shot.
    http://500px.com/photo/19612977

    December 6, 2012

    • Sally C.

      Wow! That's cool!

      December 6, 2012

    • joseph

      thank you! =) i'll be adding more pictures to my 500px account, just swamped school work (finals and all.)

      December 6, 2012

  • Sally C.

    Sorry I posted the wrong time - meant to make it 10 am. It's a little crazy to walk at night, yes?

    December 6, 2012

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