Presidio Coastal Trail (Completed Spring 2012)

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El Polìn Boardwalk Completed

Merchant Marine Cemetery Vista Memorial

The Merchant Marine Cemetery Vista Memorial is now mostly completed. The memorial was designed by Michael Lamb, landscape architect with the Presidio Trust. It creates a reflective space overlooking the restored sand dunes, which sit on top of the historic site of the Merchant Marine Cemetary. See below for photos of the construction process.

Batteries to Bluffs Trail Inspires Art and Exercise

Designs in the sand at Marshall Beach mimic the patterns of the waves.

With over 500 steps in 3,600 feet of trail, Batteries to Bluffs (completed in 2007) is a beautiful place to strengthen your legs and heart muscles.

Dias Ridge and Muir Beach Horseback Ride

On February 9, 2011, Barth and his horse Murphy rode from Dias Ridge across Highway One, up and over Coyote Ridge, and back down the Coastal Trail to Muir Beach (approximately an 8.5 mile loop). This was the perfect opportunity to examine the conditions of both trails after the late 2010 winter rain storms.

 

Horses on the Trails

The Dias Ridge Trail and the Muir Beach Trail have helped to create over five continuous miles of new trail for equestrians, mountain bikers, and hikers. The new trail connects to a larger network of equestrian and bike-friendly trails that continue to Tennessee Valley and throughout the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in Marin County.

Constructing Box Steps and Boardwalk Piers on Presidio's Mt. Lake Trail

Caleb and Jesus fill the hand-dug piers for the boardwalk with concrete. The boardwalk will connect the box steps (see below) coming up from Wymann Ave to the Merchant Marine Cemetary Vista, which overlooks the newly constructed sand dunes near Battery Caulfield Road. The piers minimize impact on the adjacent tree roots.

Step Pools at Muir Beach after Winter Storm

This photograph shows one of the nine step pools built on the steepest section of the upper alluvial at Muir Beach. The photo was taken the day after the big storm event on December 8th. 

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