Sunday, November 13, 2016

From Daly City to San Francisco's Bernal Heights Park: 13 November 2016

Daly City is contiguous with the southwestern boundary of San Francisco. This ramble began at the Daly City BART Station and traveled 8.5 miles northeast through Daly City and San Francisco to Bernal Heights Hill. The route went through the Outer Mission District, the Excelsior District, the College Hill Area and the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco.


A view of San Francisco as seen from Bernal Heights Park. In the distance is Angel Island; the scene is looking north. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.

The distance traveled was approximately 8.5 miles (13.7 kilometers). Mile markers are displayed on the GPS generated track. The cumulative elevation gain was about 987 feet (300 meters). Click on the image to see the full-size map.

On Mission Street in Daly City. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.

Guadalupe Canyon Parkway traverses San Bruno Mountain from west to east. The view is looking east. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.

This view is looking south. Ahead is Colma and Daly City. The Pacific Ocean is to the west, beneath the fog bank. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.

This building was constructed in 1928. It was originally a branch of the Hibernia Bank, which was founded in 1859. It is now the home to El Chico Produce Store #2 The building is located in the Outer Mission on Mission Street. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.

A view looking north from Mission Street. The cross street is Theresa Street. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.

Five of San Francisco's firefighters are taking a coffee break at Cumaica Coffee which is located on Mission Street in the Outer Mission District. The view is looking northwest. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.

Dragon House Mixed Martial Arts facility is located on Mission Street in the Excelsior District. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.

A view from Mission Street looking north, down Admiral Avenue. A portion of Interstate 280 is visible. The large blue building is Glen Park Elementry School. The hilly area in the rear is a part of the Diamond Heights neighborhood. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.

A view of Mission Street at 26th Street in the Mission DistrictThe view is looking West. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.

 This is a view of the southern side of Bernal Heights Park. The photo was taken from Holly ParkClick on the image to see the full-size photo.

This is a scene of Cortland Avenue, the main shopping area in the Bernal Heights neighborhood. The view is looking east. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.

Downtown San Francisco. This view is from the west side of Bernal Heights Hill. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.

This is a scene of Noe Valley from Bernal Heights Hill. The view is looking west. On the left side of the image is Mount Davidson and on the right is Twin PeaksClick on the image to see the full-size photograph.

This is a view of Noe Valley, the Mission District, the Castro District and Pacific Heights. The view is looking northwest from Bernal Heights Hill. The mountain in the distance is Mount Tamalpais. Twin Peaks is on the left. In the near distance straight ahead are Corona Heights Park and Buena Vista Park. Angel Island is visible as is the Golden Gate Bridge, but only barely. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.

This photo was taken from near the summit, 475 feet (145 meters), of Bernal Heights Hill. The view is looking north. Potrero Hill is visible as are both the western and eastern spans of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay BridgeClick on the image to see the full-size photograph.

A graph of the elevation changes encountered during the walk. Click on the image to see the full-size graph.

“A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.” -Dorothea Lange



My first San Francisco Bay Area Photo Blog contains galleries of photographs that I posted between 2002 and 2011. Click Here to view the 2002 to 2011 photo galleries.

Panasonic GX7 camera body mounted with an Olympus 17mm lens was used to take these photographs.