In December I started working a project at the VA Medical Center in San Francisco. Well there were a lot of challenges with the project and I had to stay in the bay area for weeks. This gave me the opportunity to do quite a bid of Geocaching in the Bay Area. I spent most of my time in Golden Gate Park. I quickly found that even though you are in a crowded city you can find solitude inside the park. There are always plenty of other people walking, jogging, biking or picnicking in the park, but no one seemed to notice or cared what anyone else was doing. I even walked onto a "Disk Golf" course searching for a cache and some young men just continued playing disk golf around me.
There is a lot of history in the park like the Horseshoe grounds.
Original construction was done by the WPA in the earily 1930s. Back in the 1970s when I was President of the Golden Gate Horseshoe Pitchers Association this was a beautiful place. Two major three day tournaments and several one day events would be held here each summer. I miss the excitement of the tournaments. Homeless people sleeping in the Golden Gate Park have destroyed this part of the park. Run-down as it is, this is still a good place to practice.I found this one on a raining day with no one around. Even though the street was only yards away, it was a very peaceful place. There are statues, monuments and places dedicated to this cause and that. Really added to the fun of geocaching.