March 17, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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The historic Barbary Coast Trail in San Francisco is an excellent way to see the city and learn some history.
6.5 miles of mostly gently sloping hills with one long haul up Hyde Street being the most strenuous part.
The trail is designated by 170 bronze medallions and arrows embedded in the sidewalk. Watch out! Some are hard to spot.
• Birthplace of the Gold Rush
• Largest collection of historic ships in the U.S.
• Pony Express Headquarters site
• WWII submarine
• First Asian temple in the U.S.
• Barbary Coast-era shanghaiing den
• Old Mint, once the “Fort Knox of the West”
• Gold Rush-era buildings
• Oldest Catholic cathedral west of the Rockies
• Gold Rush Museum, featuring stagecoaches and Gold Rush mining implements
• Mansion built by Silver King James C. Flood
• Hyde-Powell Cable Car Line
After the Barbary Coast Hike...let the shenanigans begin
What to Bring
*Money - We will take periodic breaks. I'm hoping to find lunch in the North Beach Area.
*Good walking shoes
*Layers - You never know what the bay area weather will be.
*Hat and sunscreen.
Sorry, no dogs
Directions and Details: 2 Options
1. Sacramento to Concord BART Station to Powell Street
2. Sacramento to Mission & 5th in San Francisco
We'll meet in front of the Old Mint @ 88 5th Street ~11:15 AM
My Car group should not have any plans as I plan on staying in San Francisco and enjoying the city and finding some Saint Patty Day fun.
Concord BART Carpoolers should pay ~$8 to thier driver and expect to pay ~$12 for BART
San Francisco Carpoolers should pay ~$12 to thier driver and split the $30 daily parking fee among the car group.