The Coastal Trail: Before the Storm

On Tuesday the 27th, we went for a walk along the Coastal Trail near the Golden Gate Bridge. We knew there was a storm coming, so we wanted to get some time outdoors before it hit. It turned out to be a wonderful little jaunt that was full of surprises.

Golden Gate
Lastech looking out across the Golden Gate. Point Bonita (on the Marin Headlands) is visible in the distance

I wanted to break up the trip into two posts, but it just wasn’t going to work. We had some very nice surprises along the way.

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The Amazing Transformation of Crissy Field

Crissy field is an amazing place to go play, gather for picnics, or just walk the dog. It’s hard to believe that it was once a military airfield located in the Presidio between The Palace of Fine Arts to the West and the Golden Gate Bridge to the East. It wasn’t always like this.  Once it looked like the photo below.

Crissy Field
Arial view of Crissy Field in 1921. It was still an airfield terminal. The Palace of Fine Arts can be seen in the upper left.

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