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A Walk to & up Telegraph Hill
Now open for RSVPs. Bring a sack lunch as we will eat outdoors. We will gather at 11:00 AM in front of the Starbucks on New Montgomery Street near Market Street. It is close to the Montgomery Street BART Station. The only cost is $3 cash per adult for the walk and I will collect that later at another location. At 11:20 AM we will start walking from in front of the Starbucks. Our group is so big now that we will no longer go inside the Palace Hotel as a big group and will instead walk directly to the Pacific Heritage Museum by crossing Market Street and walking North on Montgomery Street, the museum will be on the left from Montgomery. The FREE Pacific Heritage Museum is at 608 Commercial Street, between Montgomery Street and Kearny Street. If you are late or cannot find us then walk to the museum. The museum staff are always very happy to see us and they have fine restrooms. The nearby historic old Bank of America building is now owned by a combination expensive men's clothing store and private club. It is a one of a kind spectacular experience to see the inside. We might be able to get inside. Then we will walk up Telegraph Hill via the East slope, the Filbert Street Steps. This is our walk with the greatest amount of history information. We visit the Jackson Square area which has buildings from the 1850s and 1860s. We will see: an 1854 building that was a bank and the bank manager was Civil War general William Tecumseh Sherman before he became a general; the New Hippodrome, the last vestige of the Barbary Coast; the building where television was invented; and old movie locations. I plan to show attendees old photos of some of the sites. Estimated ending time: 4:00 PM. Some legal disclaimers: By joining us for any event you hereby RELEASE and DISCHARGE it's organizers, hosts and participants from any and all liability, claims, demands or causes of action that you now have, or may have in the future, for injuries, damages, death and/or economic loss of any kind or nature, arising in whole or in part out of the activities, advice or information contained herein. You further agree that if you or someone under your supervision uses the information on this website you assume all risks of injury, damage, and economic loss, without limitation, and release providers from all liability therefore. It is advisable to consult a doctor before you begin any strenuous physical activity. The organizer is not trained for emergency medical procedures and no doctors, nurses or ambulances are provided on the walks. For any questions about how to get around the Bay Area on public transportation click on the government provided trip planner link below: http://tripplanner.transit.511.org/mtc/XSLT_TRIP_REQUEST2?language=en Photo below was taken on a Telegraph Hill walk. Photo below of some of us at Coit Tower on top of Telegraph Hill Photo below from a previous Telegraph Hill walk. Photo below from a previous Telegraph Hill walk. Photo below from a previous Telegraph Hill walk. Photo below from a previous Telegraph Hill walk taken by Lisa Palomar. It's a sculpture of the shot dead SF Zoo tiger Tatiana. Photo below from a previous Telegraph Hill walk. Photo below from a previous Telegraph Hill walk showing a paper Bogart where Bogart starred in the 1947 movie "Dark Passage." Photo below from a previous Telegraph Hill walk. Photo below from a previous Telegraph Hill walk. Photo below of inside the original Bank of America building. Photo below of inside the original Bank of America building. Photo below of inside the original Bank of America building. Photo below of Coit Tower on our walk afternoon of 11/10/12.

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74 New Montgomery St · San Francisco, CA

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See legal disclaimer at bottom of text. EVERYONE MAY NOW JOIN THE GROUP EXCEPT THOSE FEW WHO WERE BANNED. Walking or hiking. Meet other local people who are interested in walking or hiking for fitness and learning about San Francisco's history, including its movie history. This walking group is unique. It is primarily a health group with a dash of history talk for flavor. It is for people in average physical shape who need restroom stops and not for athletes or people with serious medical conditions.

We keep our group together. We go on many different urban walks, in the best areas, that vary greatly in amounts of climbing and history facts. We walk at a leisurely pace and enjoy the scenery. Sometimes at a walk's end we have an optional dinner together at a fine restaurant, usually Indian, reasonably priced.

Our walks are usually 5 to 7 miles and might be called urban hiking. Our routes are well planned with good restroom stops properly spaced. We avoid stinky port-a-potties. Though we mainly walk in SF we also walk in Oakland, Piedmont, Sausalito, Berkeley & Alameda.

We always take roll and if more than 20 attendees we give all a name tag. Attendance is usually unlimited and has ranged from 1 to 112. Kids and cameras very welcome. Dogs and other pets are not welcome. Also, smoking is not allowed on the walks as this is a health group. Occasionally we visit science and nature places. 99 out of every 100 doctors say "JOIN THIS GROUP!"

NEWS: We have a walk scheduled for Saturday, March 17th.

Our "group photo" was taken July 5th, 2015 at our walk "The March to the Sea."

Click on "Photos" near the top of the screen to see over 5,000 photos of our walks thanks to scores of our members. Click on "Pages" to see more on this group and there click links to a short "History of San Francisco Made Simple," and also to the movies made on location in SF.

See how healthy your favorite SF restaurants are by clicking on the link below:

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Here is a great web site about old movies filmed on location in SF: http://reelsf.com/

Some legal disclaimers: By joining us for any event you hereby RELEASE and DISCHARGE it's organizers, hosts and participants from any and all liability, claims, demands or causes of action that you now have, or may have in the future, for injuries, damages, death and/or economic loss of any kind or nature, arising in whole or in part out of the activities, advice or information contained herein. You further agree that if you or someone under your supervision uses the information on this website you assume all risks of injury, damage, and economic loss, without limitation, and release providers from all liability therefore. It is advisable to consult a doctor before you begin any strenuous physical activity. The organizer is not trained for emergency medical procedures and no doctors, nurses or ambulances are provided on the walks.

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