Monday, February 6, 2017

Glenn park hiking, San Francisco

Again another family friendly hiking became essential. Some of our teammate willing to take their family with them. Among those member, one was a three year old child. So, for the convenience of all, a park in SFO was selected. It was planned that we would go hiking in a park in SFO, from there we will go Twin Peak hiking, then there would be an ice cream party at one of our teammate’s place. 


Our plan was to start hiking at 10:30. Among the fellow members we were the first to reach , though we live farthest from the park. We three started strolling around the park . 


Then other members started  coming one by one. It was nice and beautiful park. The sky was gray with clouds, but not raining. It was chilly, with jackets still we were feeling cold. Like other SFO parks this park was also full of beautiful small and big trees. 


People were walking around the parks. Some them were doing different kind exercises from dancing to team games. Wild flowers were blooming here and there. We strolled for an hour or so. Some of us wanted real hiking, not strolling. So that we could feel that, yes, we worked out! This strolling didn’t satisfy us. Our plan was to go hiking at Twin peaks. However, it was not possible for all the members to hike there. 


One of us suggested going to Glenn park. She told after crossing one children’s park we could see the treasure. Walking through the children’s park, we suddenly stopped at one point  where the ground abruptly ended. 


We stood at that point and could see the way down a small hiking path amid green forest and beautiful gray colored big boulders. Those naturally created boulders stack  looked like that someone painstakingly piled them up to look beautiful. Beside the cliff there was small wooden stair case by which we could go down and down. 


Going down was an easy task. After going down through the stairs we hit the trail. The sides of the trail were full of different colored wild flowers. On the midway some of us refused to go down anymore in the fear of difficulty to coming up .We asked them to go back by the same way. Five of us, among them was my little one went further down. Then we got the real pleasure. The upward route was little harder than the stair case.


 It was winding around the hill. At one point the strip was narrow and on the top of that one big boulder almost blocked the way. One by one we passed the strip sidewise. On the top of that the Strip was extremely steep. We were almost out of breath after crossing that, but that gave us satisfaction of hiking. At that time it started raining, though we couldn’t feel the drizzle .


 The thick greens didn’t let us feel the droplets. However, as soon as we climbed up and came back to the children’s park we could feel intensity of the rain. Anyway, that was the end of our hiking. After that we went to have a delicious lunch at the Chinese restaurants. 


18 comments:

  1. Beautiful park :)

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  2. Love the pretty shot of the purple flowers! Glad you enjoyed your hike despite the wet weather!

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  3. What a wonderful park and hike, Krishna. It does look quite steep at one point! Are the purple flowers lupines? I remember seeing them in California. So pretty. ♥

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  4. What a beautiful photo! wonderful Park!
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  5. Nice hike and brautiful photos! Glenn Park is wonderful place. Greetings!

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  6. I haven’t any word to appreciate this post.....Really i am impressed from this post....the person who create this post it was a great human..thanks for shared this with us.
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  7. Such a pretty park, lovely place for a hike. Shame about the rain.

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  8. I regret not going for a hike there in all the time I lived in SF. Have you guys ever walked the trail to the top of Mt. Davidson to see the giant cross?

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  9. Sounds like you were rewarded with your perseverance.

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  10. What a great hike! Love the wilderness!!

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  11. What a beautiful place! Lovely photos.

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  12. I enjoyed your photos and the story of your hike very much. The lupines are lovely!

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  13. What a great collection of pictures!

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  14. Beautiful park and pictures !!!
    Thanks for your visit !
    Anna

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  15. The park is beautiful. They impressed me purple flowers.
    They are wonderful.
    Greetings from Poland.
    Kisses:)

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