Watch your steps!

As I hiked along the California Coastal Trail, skirting the Presidio in San Francisco, I found an awful lot of stairs. There were plenty of steps accessing the old concrete structures like Battery Chamberlin, not to mention those on the trail leading down to Marshall’s Beach. I’ve always been fascinated by staircases ever since I was very young; growing up […]

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Rocky road

If you take a few hours to wander along the south bank of the American River Canyon below Folsom Prison, you’ll find plenty of history — and a lot of rocks. There are remnants of the old canal that ran from the original Folsom dam to the powerhouse, and you can also find Indian grinding holes overlooking the river. It’s […]

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City break

When I visited the site of the Sutro Baths, I saw only a very small portion of San Francisco’s Lincoln Park. The park is located on the western edge of the peninsula, a bit north of Golden Gate Park, and includes the Legion of Honor Museum, the USS San Francisco Memorial, a golf course that used to be a cemetery, […]

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