July 21, 2012 · 10:30 AM
Now open for RSVPs. Jessie Benton Fremont (photo at right circa 1849). We will meet at a Starbucks on the corner of Jackson & Davis that is 5 short blocks North from the Embarcadero BART Station. You are advised to either bring a sack lunch or buy one at our starting point. The only cost is $2 cash to be collected later in the walk. At 10:40 AM we will start walking towards the Ferry Building. Then we walk North along the waterfront seeing old ships such as ferry boats and a riverboat. We will walk past Pier 39 and the Bay Aquarium. We then walk West through the Fisherman's Wharf area, the Cannery, Ghirardelli Square, Aquatic Park, and into Fort Mason where we will eat our sack lunches. This first part of the walk will be flat.
At Fort Mason we will see historic buildings and places such as Black Point, the site of the home of 2 of the 3 biggest players in national history that I know of that ever lived a year or more in San Francisco: Jessie Benton Fremont, and her husband John C. Fremont. Nearby we will see the one remaining Civil War cannon that was a part of a now partially restored battery called Black Point Battery. We will visit a beautiful community flower garden.
Then we will do the hard uphill part of the walk. We will walk East over Russian Hill and then walk up Telegraph Hill from the North side. Then we will walk South & East and end our walk about 4:10 PM at our starting point. Some of us may then decide to celebrate our walk with food/drink at a nice bar inside the Hyatt Regency Hotel. John C. Fremont (photo below).
Below is a recent photo of the SF waterfront.
Below is just one flower in community garden inside Fort Mason.
Below is a hummingbird in community garden inside Fort Mason.
Below is a small part of the community garden inside Fort Mason.
Below is a small part of the community garden in Fort Mason.
Below 2 photos show our group in the garden at a previous walk.