In celebration of spring, Alite has teamed up again with the wonderful folks at Weekend Sherpa to put together a few posts on easy day hikes in the surrounding Bay Area! Read on, and get outside...!
Some real movers and shakers have swooped in on San Francisco’s southern industrial-chic waterfront thanks to the creative work and advocacy of the Golden Gate Audubon Society and other environmental groups. Heron’s Head Park has 24 acres of salt marsh and bayside beach favored by over 100 bird species. Tranquil trails here meander among rehabilitated and protected marshland that’s essential for bird nesting, resting, and feeding. Get up close to the shorebirds with an easy stroll along the park’s primary pathway—a long spit of land jutting out into the bay. Read more and get directions...
And for you newbie (and perhaps directionally challenged) hikers, a few hiking tips from Alite...
Tip #1: Make note of signs and landmarks - As you’re following your hiking trail, make note of signs and important landmarks that you pass. You don’t need to be a court room stenographer here, but if you ever make a turn, make a mental or physical note of that turn. Always look for a marker that will remind you of the turn upon your return.
Tip #2: Bring a flash light or other light source - One mistake that’s often made by new hikers is that they don’t accurately judge how long it will take to complete a hike. Thus, the sun can began to descend before new hikers have made it to the end of the trail.
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