A week in December in San Francisco for work. What else to do outside of the 8-5 meetings??? A whole lot of running of course. Mornings down by the Bay, evenings around downtown, and an early morning trip to Mt Tam, the birthplace of mountain biking.
|Sunrise over San Francisco Bay near Ghirardelli Square.|
|The Rock: Alcatraz Island.|
|Yerba Buena Gardens.|
|Hill repeats on the famous Lombard Street, the "crookedest street in the world".|
|Grant Avenue in San Francisco's Chinatown.|
|Grace Cathedral on Nob Hill: headquarters for the Episcopal Diocese of California.|
|Long steps at the top of Bernard Street in Mill Valley is where the real climbing begins.|
|Temelpa Trailhead above Mill Valley.|
|The heavy rain turned much of the trail into a small stream. Despite the rain, running conditions were excellent. I encountered no mud on the rocky trail, and as long as I kept moving, I never felt cold.|
|The final "Plank Walk" to the summit, here, reduced to a series of cascades in the heavy rain.|
Short video clip showing conditions on top of soggy Mount Tam.