Itching to do another real climb before I move away to an area without mountains, but lacking the time1 to drive all the way to Mount Tamalpais or Mount Diablo, I decided to do a smaller but still formidable climb up to Skyline Boulevard. Although its vistas are not as famed as those of Mt. Tam, Skyline Boulevard still boasts impressive views that are better than anything you’ll find in Pittsburgh.
This wasn’t an intended destination when I was planning the route, but I happened to stop by the famous Alice’s Restaurant and snapped a picture. I didn’t stop for food, since my grandma was already cooking something.
The descent was also kind of nice, taking me through some lovely coastal redwoods.
I ended up doing just shy of 3,000 feet of climbing, over about 27 miles.
I had spent much of the week hiking with friends, which I don’t regret.↩︎