Tuesday, July 13, 2010
When you picture views of the Golden Gate you always end up seeing photo’s entirely of the bridge, or the bridge and the city, or mostly views on the bridge over looking the city, in a very dense and populated city filled with sky scrapers. But just on the other side of the Golden Gate is a well preserved and unspoiled naturalized area, with amazing coastal views and of course another look towards the Golden Gate, but with an entirely nature inspired panorama.
Yes, this view is different, thanks to the well cared efforts of the Presidio Trust, these open areas are now filled with coastal trails, beautiful beaches and amazing wild flowers when they are in season and this is just the right time to see the beautiful flora. Time is standing still at this moment and time, the views are quite impressive, don’t you think?
Amazing native wildflowers are blooming again with Indian paintbrush, yellow lupines and yarrow, angelica, thistle and various natives I couldn’t identify in blues, whites and silvers. They all create this aura of an earlier period even prior to the bridge’s existence. A time when traveling was limited to horse carriages or tall wooden ships crossing the bay. You can actually see pristine coastal bays and inlets where one could easily catch bass, salmon and many types of fish that filled the bay, or trawl for abalone, mussels and crab, then and find deer and other meat for sustenance around the forested hilly areas of the cities seven hills.
This doesn’t feel or look like the current San Francisco of today, but it does still exist and to take a trail walk from the Golden Gate through Marshall Beach, connecting to Baker Beach and on to Land’s End is truly amazing. This continuous coastal trail covering the entire length of the Golden Gate to the Cliff house and through the long stretched beach of ocean beach is an endless treasure of nature still in existence in this densely populated city.
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