Monday, December 12, 2011

Hikeability, Marin and SF

A friend involved with trails planning at the Presidio Trust recently took me on some new connector trails in the Presidio. Wonderful to explore some new access routes to places I have been circling around for years.

Presidio Trail

We are so blessed here with great places to walk/hike. Here's a great place to start if you want to hike in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.  Also, the Presidio Trust, and San Francisco City Parks  (Golden Gate Park, McClaren Park etc) have many lovely trails, not to mention gardens for your walking pleasure.
Strybing Arboretum
In Marin we have the wonderful Point Reyes National Seashore, and Marin County Parks and Open Space,
Marin Municiple Water District  as well as Samuel P.Taylor, China Camp and Mt Tamalpais State Parks. For Marin I highly recommend the Tom Harrison maps, during my vegetation mapping days I found them the most accurate and easy to use, and they cover all the parks/wildlands in a given area. They are available at many park visitor centers, and online at Toms site. Alas, due to budget restrictions, the State Parks are subject to closures, so check the website for specific parks before you head out.

Tom Harrison Topo Map
What does this have to do with real estate?  Property near hiking trails is of high value, because people love to breath the fresh air and absorb the soul solace that nature provides. Contact with nature is good for our health and attention spans, and we are truly blessed here with so many parks and wildlands so close to our world class city. Many thanks are due to the persevering people who made sure these lands were protected. and that's a matter for later post...

1 comment:

  1. I love this article! It's so nice to have someone so knowledgable blogging about the things that are important to me and my community!