Colin Wong San Francisco, CA Yashica Mat 124G | Fujifilm X100
Tell us about Urban Hiking in San Francisco. Where does it take you and what sorts of places do you see?
I really enjoy hiking in general and although there are a lot of great places to hike in the Bay Area, there aren’t too many big hikes in San Francisco. Urban hiking would be the next closest thing. San Francisco is built on hills so many places require a hike to get to.
I used to wander aimlessly before/after class or work, but not much anymore. Still, San Francisco is a city full of character so you can see quite a bit within a few blocks. Things or places I tend to look out for are simple everyday things that we pass by but pay little attention to.
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