Ascent of Mount Davidson on 2009-07-05
|Date:||Sunday, July 5, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Tram|
| Elevation:||925 ft / 281 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis was the first summit in a string of SF high points & peaks I have dubbed the "Spine of San Francisco". I started out after a late, hearty breakfast by catching the bus @ 1pm from the Mission up to Twin Pks Blvd and headed up to Davidson. Reached the summit @ 2:30, then went on to the others in the sequence. Here is the list of summits/high points in order:
1-Mt Davidson, 2-Twin Peak (S), 3-Twin Peak (N), 3a-unnamed overlook @ end of Belgrave Ave, 4-Mt Olympus, 5-Buena Vista Park HP, 6-Corona Hts Crag.
None of these was a big challenge, but string them all together over the course of a long afternoon and you get a good amount of exertion. I'd add Mt. Sutro to the sequence if I ever do it again.
I've always been a fan of the "Urban Hike" which might encompass parks, cemetaries, campuses, neighborhoods, topography, human artifacts & a beer towards the end. It's really interesting to me to see how the topography interacts with the city: almost all of the prominent hills in SF are topped with parks.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||325 ft / 99 m|
| Trailhead:||600 ft / 182 m|
| Quality:||4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Windy, Partly Cloudy|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Spine of San Francisco (0 nights total away from roads)|
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