Rodeo Lagoon with Michael 9-15-14

We met by the Lagoon, our take-off point for a variety of hikes in the Headlands. With the remains of various military buildings and defense constructions, you have a keen sense of tenacious military history here with strata going back from the Cold War, to WW 2 and earlier into the 19th Century.

One of the remarkable references that Michael made along the way was to the catastrophic floods in Sacramento and the Central Valley in 1861 and 1862 that also inundated the San Francisco Bay turning it into fresh water. This megaflood is a cautionary tale for our drought of today, “Be careful what you wish for.”

Here’s the whole hike with a little Aaron Copeland surround:

The Nike Missile Site –

Early history & geology of San Francisco Bay –

The famous navigational nemesis of the “Potato Patch” –

How the Golden Gate Bridge got its color –

Not quite the Golden Gate but a new suspension bridge leading to Pt. Bonita Lighthouse, at the entry to San Francisco Bay.

Picnic on a promontory

Very patient Great Blue Heron in the ripples of Rodeo Lagoon

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