Last week I put up a Throwback Thursday post about our Brooklyn Bridge walk last year. Whereas that walk began our farewell tour of NYC, the corresponding iconic bridge walk was actually one of the first things we did when we moved to the Bay. On that note, I thought I'd share some quick Flashback Friday images from our Golden Gate Bridge walk.
The bridge spans about 1.7 miles and makes for an easy walk with spectacular views in both directions. We didn't have the same problems with hanger pains that we did crossing the Brooklyn Bridge. I suppose we timed our outing better, but there was also no major pre-walk trek like there was in NY, since we could drive to our starting point here. There is a snack shop at the visitor center on the SF side of the bridge, however, were I to do it again I might bring a picnic to enjoy on the Marin side.
While hanger might not play a big role here, you will want to plan for the wind and temperature fluctuations. As a general rule in the Bay, you always want to have layers, sunglasses, and sunscreen at the ready, as it will go from cloudy and cold, to bright and sunny, and then switch it all up again. You will probably spend a good amount of time putting on a sweater and taking it off in endless repetition. This only gets worse when compounded with the wind factor on the bridge. However, that should certainly not be deterrent, as the views are gorgeous and the strolling is easy.
Check this helpful guide from EveryTrail.com for more info.