Jackie and I were heading north to the Kings Range to do some easy hiking and
check out some big trees. There was some of the usual fog in San Francisco
but the northern half of the city and all of Marin were clear and sunny, so
we stopped in the Marin Headlands to take in the views and a very easy hike.
We went to the top of Hawk Hill which has a fine overlook of the Marin
Headlands, SF Bay and the Golden Gate. Though it was a Tuesday, the viewspots
were all pretty full. We found a spot just below the top of Hawk Hill and
hiked the few hundred yards to the summit. It is one of the WWII sites built
to guard against a Japanese air attack, complete with tunnels, bunkers, gun
emplacements (minus the guns, of course) and such. Lots of history around these
sites. Must have been a pretty cush wartime assignment, considering the
alternatives of getting shipped off to one of the active theaters. We ended up
at a motel in Ukiah for the night. Off to the King Range in the morning...