Marin Headlands

Foggy Karenina: The End

Yes, it’s time to end a series that has gone on almost as long as the Tolstoy novel itself. I hope you’ll now agree that while sunny photos are all alike, each foggy photo is foggy in its own way. You can use the links on this blog page to find the earlier entries in the five-part series.

It was tempting to conclude by showing a MUNI train rushing out of the fog. But I opted instead for what I’ll call Chamber of Commerce Fog.

In the top panoramic image, seen above the trees of Golden Gate Park, are the towers of St. Ignatius Cathedral and Lone Mountain tower, both on the campus of the University of San Francisco. In the bottom photo, just a hint of the Marin Headlands shows above sunset fog in the Golden Gate Strait. As always, clicking on the image opens it larger. Thanks for looking in!

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Kilroy Was Here: Batteries and Bunkers

Today, the last of my impressions and images — landscape and detailed — of the decommissioned military installations in Bay Area open spaces. My focus has been the Marin Headlands, but you can also explore and hike through this history around San Francisco’s western coast, and on Angel Island. Two good sources for Headlands info:

http://www.nps.gov/goga/marin-headlands.htm

http://www.parksconservancy.org/visit/park-sites/marin-headlands.html

The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy provides invaluable support in the promotion, development, and maintenance of the open spaces around the Bay. It provides lots of volunteer opportunities from trail building to historical interpreting. I’m an 18-year member, and if you live in the Bay Area, or just love to visit these priceless spaces, I urge you to join.