A Trip Back to Our Roots - Chi Running

A Trip Back to Our Roots

Posted by Danny Dreyer on Tue Apr 21st, 2009, 2 comments

 For Spring Break our family traveled to the San Francisco Bay Area where ChiRunning was conceived and launched. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing many of our old friends and doing a little sightseeing, which for me means trail running in the Marin Headlands, home to arguably some of the most beautiful trail runs in the world. Over the next few blogs I’ll post some of the photos I took just before my camera died an untimely death at Stinson Beach.

Spring is upon us and I hope these shots inspire you to get out and see Nature in its finest season (in my opinion). There’s nothing better than feasting your eyes on the millions of shades of green that paint the landscape this time of year. I had a wonderful 90 minute run through redwoods, past waterfalls, and along vast fields of blooming Lupines. I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I enjoyed running to find them. I find that it’s really hard to match trail running for connecting your eyes, your heart …and your legs!

Carpe diem!

This is a shot of San Francisco looking south from the top of the Matt Davis Trail above Stinson Beach. The tower in the background is Sutro Tower which rises above Golden Gate Park. The water you see is the Pacific Ocean as it enters the San Francisco Bay (to the left, out of the picture). 

Looking south from the Matt Davis Trail towards ocean side of San Francisco

Looking south from the Matt Davis Trail towards ocean side of San Francisco



  • running,
  • trail running,
  • san francisco bay area,
  • sightseeing

2 CommentsLeave a comment below

My roots are in San Francisco too. For me some of the best runs in the world…Land’s End, Ocean Beach, anywhere, even Golden Gate Park. Thanks for sharing your pictures.

There is a little know trail run that starts at Stanyan and Fulton streets that runs the length of Golden Gate Park all the way to Ocean Beach. It generally follows alongside Fulton Street and it’s a great way to “get away from it all” and never leave the city.
Happy Trails,

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