Thursday, October 30, 2014

Steep Streets in San Francisco

california street, san francisco
California Street from Stockton Street crosswalk.  Our hotel was two blocks uphill from here, and I hiked this road several times during our stay.  Great workout. I was impressed my knees survived.
lombard street, san francisco, california
Lombard Street attracts many tourists (like us) who want to see the famous crooked street. This one block section is very steep, with eight hairpin turns.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Pier 39 in San Francisco

pier 39, san francisco
Another fun stop was Pier 39.   A lot of food, places to buy souveniers, and...SEA LIONS!
sea lions, pier 39, san francisco

trish's mini donuts, pier 39, san francisco,

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Chinatown in San Francisco

chinatown, grant avenue, san francisco, california
Another business trip, this time to San Francisco, gave me the opportunity to meet up with a friend who played tour guide and showed me some of the highlights.  First stop: Chinatown.  I loved the light posts, the lanterns, and all the signs.  I also enjoyed the shopping.
chinatown, grant avenue, san francisco, california

chinatown, grant avenue, san francisco, california

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Peak of Bald Mountain and Hiking Back Down

hiking, mountains, utah
 View from the top of Bald Mountain
hiking, mountains, Utah
I took a different trail down to the base, I don't know the name of it, but it started near the top of Sunset Run.
hiking, mountains, utah

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Hiking Silver Lake Trail on Bald Mountain

hiking, mountains, utah
One day, while Doug was in meetings, I hiked Silver Lake Trail on Bald Mountain.  Two miles to the top, with a 1400 foot gain in elevation.  Warm sunny day, nice breeze, beautiful going to the gym any day.
hiking, mountains, utah

Thursday, October 9, 2014

More Fall Colors Near Empire Pass

fall colors, empire pass, alpine loop, utah
More scenic drives, this time the Alpine Loop, where we stopped again near the Empire Pass to enjoy the view.