Gallivanting Across the Golden Gate

In 1988, our long adventure began when the two of us met in San Francisco, where we lived until we hit the road in 1992. This week, we returned to our old stomping grounds to do something we’ve never done before: hike across the Golden Gate Bridge together. Dennis previously walked across it and biked across it by himself. Kimberly walked halfway across it on the occasion of its 50th anniversary in 1987. (She had to turn back because the crowd was so thick that people were cleared out – after their weight actually bent a section of the bridge!) We parked at the Presidio, which was the site of an army base from 1776 to 1994. It’s now part of a national park with some really cool sights and activities.

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The Golden Gate is only about a mile across. But we weren’t content to just hike across and back. We also went waaaaaay up into the hills in the Marin Headlands to get a postcard view of the bridge, the bay and the city.

We left the Presidio at night and capped off the experience by parking our RV for the night at the rest stop on the Marin side of the bridge so we could watch the sun rise over the bay the following morning. What a sight to wake up to!

One thought on “Gallivanting Across the Golden Gate

  1. […] Driving an RV, we often find parking a challenge, particularly in major cities. And San Francisco is nearly impossible to park in or near for any kind of vehicle. But you can park at the Presidio for a reasonable fee, and from there it’s a short walk to the Golden Gate Bridge. And just across the bridge is a little rest stop with ample parking for large vehicles with a commanding view of the city and the Bay. Furthermore, you can park here for 8 hours, including overnight. This is our favorite spot to watch either the sunset or the sunrise — both are incredible. We shared more tips in an article we published last year titled Gallivanting Across the Golden Gate. […]


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