o Become familiar with names, and their locations in the city, of neighborhoods.
o Promote awareness of community spirit.
§ Maintenance and improvements of many of the parks we visit are provided by active
volunteer neighborhood groups. The work with the City in prioritizing goals and contribute
funds and physical labor to mae them happen. In other words they are the counterparts
of Dave, Bill, and other people.
Additionally people from these organizations have
been instrumental in aiding us in planning and conducting our walks. Examples are:
· Nancy Stafford of the Golden Gate Heights Neighborhood association.
· Rich Craib, president of Friends of Glen Canyon Park volunteer organization.
o We strive to show that San Francisco is communities within a community. West Portal
and Noe Valley are just two examples of residential neighborhoods with many single
In later years, after we have visited several more interesting neighborhoods, we
may extend our walks into the more traditional tourist areas.
· Walks that:
o Are similar in length to those we do in the Sonoma Valley.
§ These are wide sweeping walks. It is hoped they will inspire some of you, armed
with the resources listed under the Sources tab on the main menu bar, to come back
and explore on your own.
o Have terrain similar to what we encounter in the Sonoma Valley. Examples of this
are the .38 acre Mt. Davidson and the 60-plus acre Glen Canyon Park – both nestled
in this major urban area.
o Have stairways, a salient characteristic of San Francisco’s hilly terrain.
o Have ubiquitous panoramic views.
· Walks with Early Return options.
o Due to the steep hills and numerous stairways some of these walks are quite strenuous.
Where possible we want to provide still scenic, less taxing options.
· Use and familiarity of public transit within the city. Limited parking and traffic
congestion are major downsides to driving in San Francisco.
o Sometimes we incorporate options and assistance in use of public transit as part
of the walk. Examples include taking the light rail in Walk No. 1 and bus in Walk
· Carpooling to the Assembly point. As stated above there is limited parking in compact
o We promote Dave & Bill sponsored carpools from Santa Rosa and Petaluma.
o We urge participants to form their own private carpools.
· Website with extensive pre-hike information about