Fitness + Outdoors
Perhaps its my skepticism in the nebulous thing called the Universe—where all things that are meant to happen, happen—that leads me to seek more concrete knowledge of my uncertain future. As such, I’m always in the market for a good astrologer.
If you haven’t been in a while, or if you’ve never been, the only thing you may know about Mount Diablo is what you saw on the news last fall when the Morgan Fire charred more than three thousand acres, most inside Mount Diablo State Park. The area had not seen a fire since the 1930s, and though much more rain is still needed, signs of recovery are sprouting all over the mountain.
A popular local hike, the 4.3 mile trek up to St. Joseph's Hill Open Space Preserve is time and effort well spent; enough that you'll be pondering about when you can make a return visit.
For this week's Scenes of the City we headed out to the rock labyrinth at dog friendly, Land's End. Perched on a small headland off the main Coastal Trail, the labyrinth is a great stop while exploring the area.
No needles. No diets. No surgery. And what's more, no downtime.
Sobs from sun-seeking hipsters could be heard around the city this weekend, when precious picnic real estate was even further restricted due to the closure of half of Dolores Park on Friday by SF Rec and Park. Eight acres of the Mission hot spot are now under construction, but recent renderings of the new and improved Dolores Park – to be revealed next year – show that the coming months of strife and struggle will be well worth it in the end. Cheer up, sunbathers, and prepare to get cozy in the meantime.
If you're in the mood for all around killer views, great spring wildflowers, and some moderately challenging uphill hiking then Ring Mountain in Tiburon is just the ticket. Easily accessible from both San Francisco and the East Bay, it's a great place to show a new visitor to the Bay Area the dramatic geography that makes this place so special.