Archive for the ‘parks’ Category

Well Played, Alejandro – Ben Johnson Trail, Muir Woods National Monument, Marin County, USA

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

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World-Famous Golden Gate Bridge Overlook Shut Down to Tourists – Look at All the People NOT Standing Here Atop Battery Spencer

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Four and a half-star Battery Spencer is mostly shut down these days, owing to the current tunnel situation.

Here’s how you can tell  – nobody’s up there. See?

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The white stuff on the left is just one section of all the barricades.

But you’re welcome to to walk or ride your bike up there.

Remembering happier times, Suntori times:

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Apparently, the Top of Twin Peaks is Closed Now, But Our Tourists Don’t Seem to Care – Four Fences Knocked Down

Monday, February 13th, 2017

I don’t exactly know how our SFGov wants people to ascend Twin Peaks these days – perhaps not at all.

Here’s how you get down, through the trampled down part of this fencing:

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The western peak lacks fencing, for now.

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And here’s the eastern peak again, also with trampled down fencing on its west side as well:

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I mean no big deal, but if SFGov wants to keep ppl out of here, it’s doing a bad job. The thundering herd will simply mow over flimsy fencing such as this…

Alcatraz, Under Construction, Sort Of – Heavy Maintenance Continues on into 2017

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

This is what it looks like:

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All the deets.

Eagle’s Point Aint What It Used To Be

Friday, January 20th, 2017

It used to have a platform ‘n stuff and you could walk down some steps a good ways, but now this place is a nothingburger, just a wide spot on the path, with three benches:

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Oh well

A Cheerful Message for the New Year from the Path to the Lands End Labyrinth: “Fuck Yuppies, Fuck Yuppies, Fuck Yuppies”

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

How wude!

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Daniel-San, 94970 – A Karate Kid Exactly 400 Miles up the Pacific Coast Highway from Leo Carrillo State Park

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Wax on, wax off, or something, just off of the One, just south of Stinson Beach, Marin County – dude held this pose for a while:

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Relive the 80’s here.

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Some Dude’s Front Porch Planted in Golden Gate Park – You Can’t Take It With You

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Huh:

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All the deets:

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This thing looks like a maintenance nightmare, which might have been the point in the first place, like having footmen at the Downton Abbey.

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These days, we just put gold iWatches on the dog. But back then, this is what we did…

Prices are UP at the Stow Lake Boat House – Also, Sales Tax is Charged? – Anyway, $40-Something/Hour for a Family Boat

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Here are your new prices:

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And what’s the deal – they didn’t pay taxes on the fleet of boats, so the people who rent the boats pay sales tax to make up for that, bit by bit, over the decades? OK fine. Can’t say that I understand this.

“V-O-Cal?” – RPD Chain Gang, Twin Peaks – “You can make friends and earn community service hours!”

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Here’s the scene, located hundreds and hundreds of feet above us Frisco Flatlanders:

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And here’s the pitch, from the RPD, and from V-O-Cal (Volunteer for Outdoor California).

IDK, man, I think they’re pushing this outdoor metaphor a bit far, you know, for an urban area:

Friday
5pm – Registration and camping opens
Saturday
7:30am – Registration, light breakfast, and lunch prep begin.
8am – Morning greeting, announcements, stretching and safety talk. Project begins.
12:30pm – Break for lunch on trail.
3:30pm – Head back to camp.
4pm – Drinks, appetizers and socializing. Showers available.
6:15pm – Dinner and entertainment.
Sunday
8am – Registration, hot breakfast, and lunch prep.
8:30am – Morning greeting, announcements, stretching and safety talk. Project begins.
11:30am – Break for lunch on trail.
1:30pm – Head back to camp to pack gear and truck.
2pm – Celebrate the work and say goodbyes

(It’d be like “camping” at Piers 30-32 and then “hiking” to Pier 39 to do some yard work, IMO.)

Anyway, thanks for your work, V-O-Cal volunteers.

And I’ll tell you, TP is a “smaller” place now – it seemed to be at capacity and yet there wasn’t a whole big crowd of people there the way we had, on dreaded sunny days, back before RPD and the SFMTA took away all those parking spaces…