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Hills of San Francisco with The Outbound Collective


This summer, MT Sobek is pairing up with The Outbound Collective to bring you a series of local excursions that will show you another side of the Bay Area. Once a month, we’ll be co-hosting hikings, outings, tours, and adventures.

Join us on May 19, 2018, for a free urban walking adventure through San Francisco's city streets. We will climb seven summits, ascending to take in some of the finest city views from Twin Peaks and Mount Olympus (once viewed as the geographic center of the city), and journey along the flanks of Mount Parnassus. Along the way, we'll stroll through areas of history, art and hidden mystery that are part of San Francisco's landscape.

Our journey begins and ends in Glen Canyon, site of San Francisco’s first and last dynamite factory and source of Islais Creek, one of the major freshwater waterways of the city. Over 8 fascinating miles, you'll enjoy the camaraderie of fellow hikers and gain fascinating insights from legendary MT Sobek guide Joe Toback.

Start/end time: 9am to 3pm Saturday May 19, 2018

Meeting place: The group will meet at Glen Canyon Recreation Center

Total distance: 8-mile hilly loop hike

Sign up with Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/explore-the-hills-of-san-francisco-tickets-45744529118

We look forward to seeing you there!


About Your Guide Joe Toback:

Joe Toback grew up near the Pacific ocean in San Francisco, California where he still resides. He fell in love with the outdoors as a teen and backpacked, bicycled, and paddled through his formative years, all over the US and Canada. He began working as a guide for Mountain Travel-Sobek in 1994 as a Trip Leader, specializing in Sea Kayak and Cultural Adventures on six of the seven continents. When asked to name the most beautiful city he has ever visited, the answer is always San Francisco. He says: “San Francisco is a place of great beauty, comprised of dense layers of geology, natural and human history, a place of light and of mystery, surrounded on three sides by water. I never get tired of exploring this city and its outskirts.”

About The Outbound Collective:

The Outbound Collective was built to spread the excitement of outdoor adventure, whether just down the street or across the globe, by inspiring people to discover, explore, and share their favorite activities and local playgrounds. By making it easier to find relevant information and harnessing the power of our community, they hope to encourage more people to enjoy and appreciate the outdoors in a responsible way. Join the community at www.theoutbound.com.