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Hike the Presidio!

Let's hike in the Presidio!

We'll start from the parking lot at the Crissy Field visitor's center.

The hike/walk will be about 11 miles and will take around 5+ hours to complete. This is not a beginner hike. I would rate this as an intermediate level hike. There is a good amount of climbing involved.

Our route will go through or near the Letterman District, Lyon Street steps right past Diane Feinstein's home, Lover's Lane, Inspiration Point Overlook, a portion of the Bay Area Ridge Trail, El Polin Springs, the San Francisco National Cemetery Overlook, Rob Hill Campground, Baker Beach, Battery to Bluffs Trail, etc.

We will get to view or go past 6 different San Francisco neighborhoods: The Marina, Pacific Heights, Presidio Heights, Inner and Outer Richmond, and Seacliff.

There are several differing environments that we will walk though: Redwood, Eucalyptus, and Cyprus Groves, a dune habitat, a riparian habitat, bluffs at the ocean, and a tidal marsh. We will walk on some sidewalks (concrete and asphalt) and trail (soil, gravel, and sand).

See the following like for the map of the hike:

http://files.meetup.com/1713568/Presdio%20Hike%2004-13-2013.pdf

Please feel free to print yourself a copy!

Parking at Chrissy Field is free.

Be sure to bring water, lunch, and appropriate clothing for San Francisco weather.

Rain will cancel this walk/hike.

There is a 5 cent fun fee for this excursion. Not payable to me. Take the coin and toss it into Yoda's fountain at the Lucasfilms HQ!

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  • Jeanette T

    I have to agree w/everyone's comments. This was a great hike; saw parts of SF I had never seen before. I also think the incredible weather helped. If you missed this hike, too bad.. so sad. Catch it next time...it will be worth it.

    April 15, 2013

  • Carolyn G.

    Awesome route! Awesome guide!

    April 15, 2013

  • Karen

    Beautiful hike, saw places I never have before, and it was challenging too!

    April 15, 2013

  • Lynn

    Lincoln did a fabulous job organizing and leading this highly scenic hike! It was a great day!

    April 15, 2013

  • Lynn

    Lincoln, You did a terrifc job leading our group on such a comprehensive scenic hike! What a wonderful day to be in beautiful SF! Cheers, Donna

    April 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lincoln - The views, the weather and the people all wonderful! Thank you for a wonderful hike!

    April 15, 2013

  • Adam

    Thanks, Lincoln, great hike & great group!

    April 15, 2013

  • Lincoln

    1 · April 14, 2013

  • Jeff K

    Great hike, good work out. I logged 13.0 miles and 2099' in overall elevation gain. Great see some old friends and meet some new ones. Thank you Lincoln. It was good hiking with you again.

    April 14, 2013

  • Carolyn G.

    Challenging hike and beautiful views! Thanks, Lincoln!!!

    April 14, 2013

  • Robin

    Very, very nice hike. Really loved the variety of terrain and the views were spectacular.

    April 14, 2013

  • Laurie R

    Terrific day. The weather was great, the hike was fantastic, carpool group fun. Thank you Mickey for driving, great to see you, been a long time. Nice to meet Christine and Sara. Lincoln, thank you for organizing and posting the hike.

    April 14, 2013

  • Lincoln

    Thanks everyone for coming out so far to hike in San Francisco! We had weather that was good enough for some very good views.

    1 · April 14, 2013

    • Carolyn G.

      Thanks, Lincoln, for showing a side of SF I had never known existed! I had a great time.

      April 14, 2013

  • Helen H

    Thanks Lincoln
    Had a great time

    April 14, 2013

  • Anneli

    This was a a day to find so many hidden beauties unknown to me in the city I so much love. Thanks Lincoln for introducing these interesting places and amazing views. Great hike with great group of people.

    April 14, 2013

  • Carolyn G.

    Weather looks perfect for us!

    1 · April 14, 2013

  • Jeanette T

    Jeff K - Do you still have those two spots open in your car? I offered to drive w/Melanie, but if those spots are available, maybe we should ride w/you. Melanie, what do you think?

    April 13, 2013

    • Jeff K

      We still have the two spots open but we are not going down town. Sorry. If you would like to meet us near Fair Oaks and Manzanita give me a call. [masked]

      April 13, 2013

    • Jeanette T

      Okay, thanks Jeff...I'll stick w/meeting melanie at 11th & P

      April 14, 2013

  • Brandy

    Hi Lincoln, This sounds like a great hike of S.F. I didn't sign up in time. Do you think you can do a similar hike in the future?

    April 14, 2013

  • Mark S.

    Committed to another hike, and two friends decided to join me, so next in line, I here by donate my spot to you. Have a great day folks.

    April 13, 2013

  • Jeanette T

    Oops not sure if my first message posted so I'll repeat it. I'll meet you at 11th & P at 7:15; maybe we can caravan behind Carolyn and Bettina. I drive a white Xterra. cya tomorrow

    April 13, 2013

    • Bridget L.

      I would also like to carpool from 11th & P. I can drive or ride along if someone has an open seat. Will plan to be there at 7:15 a.m.

      April 13, 2013

    • Bridget L.

      I would also like to carpool from 11th & P. I can drive or ride along if someone has an open seat. Will plan to be there at 7:15 a.m.

      April 13, 2013

  • Jeff K

    If anybody would like to car pool with Andrea and I we could meet in Carmichael near Fair Oaks and Manzanita. Let us know ASAP if you are interested otherwise we'll see you all at Crissy Field. We have room for two.

    April 13, 2013

  • Carolyn G.

    I'm sorry if I am slow at replying to your requests, but I only check in once a day, in the evening. Patience is a virtue! :-)

    April 12, 2013

  • Carolyn G.

    I have an opening in my car now that Gilda cannot attend. Anyone still need a ride?

    April 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Still have a spot open?

      April 12, 2013

    • Carolyn G.

      Bettina, I can take you. Thank you for being patient for my reply. See you Sunday morning at 7:15.

      April 12, 2013

  • Helen H

    I can drive if someone needs a ride

    March 27, 2013

    • Helen H

      Sure, we can meet at 11 & P st 7:45

      March 28, 2013

    • David A.

      Sounds good, thx Helen. I drive a White Chevy Truck with Lumber Rack

      April 12, 2013

  • Jean

    Do I need to bring a dog to be part of this hike? -- I only have cats.

    April 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone coming from sunsplash still have room for a rider?

    April 12, 2013

  • Mickey L.

    Hey Rich Schuler. Looking like Varya M is looking for a different ride, be at 11th and P at 7:30 you can ride with me

    April 12, 2013

  • gilda

    Family emergency, sorry I was looking forward to this even!

    April 9, 2013

    • Carolyn G.

      Sorry to hear that. Hope it all works out.

      April 11, 2013

  • Helen H

    Meet at 7:30 11 th & P st

    April 11, 2013

  • Helen H

    Hi Bridget,

    April 11, 2013

  • Bridget L.

    I'd like to carpool com 11th & P. Can drive & take 3-4 people or be a passenger...

    April 10, 2013

  • Mickey L.

    I meeting my +1 at 7:30 at 11Th and P, I have room for two more

    March 30, 2013

    • Laurie R

      Great Mtickey, I will be at 11th and P at 7:30.

      April 9, 2013

    • Laurie R

      Oops, fat finger, Mickey is what I meant.

      April 9, 2013

  • Rich S.

    I would like to carpool with someone, either 11th & P or Sunsplash, Roseville would be good for me. Please someone respond - I want to go on this hike -- Thanks - Rich Schuler

    April 9, 2013

    • Mickey L.

      Sorry Rich my truck is full :(

      April 9, 2013

  • christine h.

    Could I carpool with someone? I can meet at sun splash in Roseville or wherever.

    March 26, 2013

    • Carolyn G.

      It seems my previous post has disappeared. I can only take 3 passengers if we take my car. Right now I have Gilda, Donna and Christine. If someone else can take 4 passengers, then Barbara can join us.

      March 31, 2013

    • Carolyn G.

      Just a reminder, bring gas money. $3 per hour driving per person. Thanks!

      April 4, 2013

  • Carolyn G.

    I'm thinking 7:15 meet up at Sun Splash. I'm driving a red mustang convertible.

    March 29, 2013

    • Carolyn G.

      I have a full car with Gilda, Christine and Donna. Another person needs a ride. Anyone have a bigger car?

      March 31, 2013

    • Carolyn G.

      Just a reminder, bring gas money. $3 per hour driving per person. Thanks!

      April 4, 2013

  • Helen H

    I have room for two more people if someone needs a ride. We are meeting at 11th & P St @ 7:30. David hope you see this message on time change.

    April 3, 2013

    • Helen H

      Sure, were meeting @ 11th & P St 7:30.

      April 4, 2013

    • Helen H

      Please remember to bring money for gas ($3.00) for each hour to the hike and back.

      April 4, 2013

  • Laurie R

    I would like to meet at Sunsplash. Would prefer to ride this time
    , if anyone has room for 1.

    April 4, 2013

  • Lincoln

    The directions from Sacramento:

    http://goo.gl/maps/sfzgI

    April 3, 2013

  • Robin

    I need a ride. I can meet in Folsom, or 80 corridor or downtown. Let me know if someone has room in their car.

    April 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can drive and have room for 3. I'll be coming from the Elk Grove area, but we can find a place to meet near Sac.

    March 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes, I do. You are my only rider so far. (Sorry for slow response...I was out of town.)

      April 2, 2013

    • Amy W.

      No problem. I did find a ride but thank you!

      April 3, 2013

  • Varya M

    Mickey, I am coming from El dorado Hills. Do you count me as well ?

    March 31, 2013

    • Mickey L.

      yes you're 1 of my 2 extra peeps

      March 31, 2013

  • christine h.

    What time are we leaving Carolyn ? I will bring my
    Killer brownies

    1 · March 29, 2013

  • Varya M

    Mickey, so far nobody has responded to my question for a carpool from the roseville splash, so I guess I can join you at 7.30 am at 11 & P, if that is OK with you? I am coming from El Dortado Hills.

    March 30, 2013

  • Rebecca B.

    Are we meeting at 11th & P at 7:45?

    March 29, 2013

  • Will L

    tentative

    March 28, 2013

  • christine h.

    Oh thank you carolyn

    March 27, 2013

  • gilda

    will hope to come up and meet up with my son too and all of you wonderful people.

    March 26, 2013

  • Karen

    Bringing one friend

    March 26, 2013

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