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Fear Not, The San Francisco Hills: Walk SF's 13-Mile Peak to Peak Trek

Looking at San Francisco from the top of one of its rolling hills is like looking at it in Google Earth, except way cooler.  All the houses, trees, high rises and neighborhoods blend into a beautiful moving carpet of life. You can get poetic yourself and go where eagles dare on Walk SF's 13-mile Peak 2 Peak trek on Saturday, October 16.

Seven Awesome Bay Area Pumpkin Patches

C'mon, get a pumpkin. Here's where to do it nearby.

1. Arata's Pumpkin Farm 185 Verde Dr., Half Moon Bay, (650) 726-7548

If you've ever ridden past the Arata's sprawling field in Half Moon Bay, you've probably wondered what the heck you were looking at. Believe it, that's a  giant iron gorilla and a massive hay maze. Get out and experience their haunted barn and two-acre Minotaur's Labyrinth.

Happy Columbus Day, Go Giants, Etc.

Who has Columbus Day off? We do. (Score).

We're out enjoying the weather, pumpkin-gathering and psyching up for tonight's game. Towards that end, check out this video from White Collar Brawler. Go Giants!

Blue Angels' Captain Greg McWherter on the Most Difficult Stunts, "Chair-Flying" and 'Top Gun'

Like the Blue Angels? Of course you do. There are few things more bad-ass than flying 700 miles per hour in $21 million fighter jets. Are you watching them this weekend for Fleet Week? Of course you are.

But before you do, read what Blue Angels' Captain Greg McWherter has to say about their most difficult stunts, pre-flying rituals and Top Gun.


How many years have you been flying with the Blue Angels?

I've been flying with the Navy for 20 years and this is my second year as a Blue Angel pilot.

What does it take to become a Blue Angel?

Etsy Craft Labs Celebrates Its One Year Anniversary @ Museum of Craft & Folk Art

We love us some Etsy, and we know you do too. So we're excited to get crafty with them this Thursday from 6-9 pm at the Etsy Labs' Craft Bar at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art  to celebrate the first anniversary of their monthly craft labs.

This Thursday: The Best Heidi Goes to Switzerland

Get this: The best Heidi (the wholesome one) getup on the "Alpine runway" this Thursday at Justin Herman Plaza wins tickets to Switzerland. We hear it's kinda pretty there, so you'd better accessorize with a goat to win over the judges, which include Hooman from the morning show of Alice 97.3. 

Major October Deals in Lower Haight, Courtesy of I Bike SF

Haighteration alerts us to deals across Lower Haight for bikers in October, courtesy of  I Bike SF. Cyclists can score deals during the entirety of October when they brandish their bike helmets or locks.

So stop off The Wiggle and head into these spots for some biker-ly discounts: 

Nickies Bar: $1 off Red Tail Ale

merch: 20% off non-sale items

Leap's 27th Annual Sandcastle Contest This Saturday

In between Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Open Studios and the rest of this weekend's madness, Ocean Beach will be invaded by gargantuan monsters (like the kind in Tremors?), whimsical castles and who knows what else rising out of its sands during Leap's annual fundraising sandcastle building contest. This year's theme is "Sand Francisco", so get your butt down to the seashore and watch the magic happen.

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