Gene and I did a little 5.6 mile hike in the Marin Headlands. We started at the Tennessee Valley Road parking area and hiked up the Coastal Trail to an overlook above Muir Beach; then we headed back to Tennessee Valley via the Fox Trail. About 2 hours and 50 minutes on the trails, and 1,330 feet of climbing.
Photographs taken by Neil Mishalov with a Canon SD-700is camera on 9 November 2006.
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The picturesque community of Muir Beach is on the left and Mount Tamalpais rises to the right with EAST PEAK as its highest point at 2,571 feet.
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Looking east from the Fox Trail. The Tiburon Peninsula is at left center. The Berkeley Hills are just east of San Francisco Bay, and behind the Berkeley Hills, standing tall, is MOUNT DIABLO (3,849 feet). On the right, peeking out between two hills in the Marin Headlands, are a few tall office building in the financial district of San Francisco. The Bank of America building and the Transamerica Tower are identifiable.
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Topographic map depiction of the hiking route. Hike data gathered with a GARMIN 60Cx GPS receiver. Topographic mapping program for Macintosh OSX by NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC.
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|Leaving the Tennessee Valley Trail and starting to climb the Coastal Trail to Muir Beach. No, we're not going to the Oregon border||Heading up the Coastal Trail||What an unusual rock. The rock is exposed to the sun, but it is also covered in moss|
|Gene, with Pirates Cove in the distance||Part of the Coastal Trail is undergoing restoration. Ahead is an area that has been recently restored||A restored section of the trail|
|The trail we are hiking on is but a small section of the greater Pacific Coast Trail which goes from the Mexican-California border to the Washington-Canada border||On a restored section of the trail||Where the Pacific Ocean and the Pacific Plate of the North American continent meet|
|Looking south. The San Mateo County coast is in the distance||Montara Mountain (1,898 feet) is in the distance||Looking back on a part of the Coastal Trail we just traversed|
|Looking south. The San Francisco TV transmission tower is visible||The Farallon Islands are on the horizon, about 25 miles from where this picture was taken||Looking northwest. Visible in the far distance is the southern portion of Point Reyes National Seashore. In the middle distance is Bolinas|
|Tall office buildings located in San Francisco are visible between the hills of the Marin Headlands||An empty oil tanker steaming out of San Francisco Bay. Most likely it is heading up to Alaska for another load of crude oil||A view from Tennessee Valley|
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