we got out there just north of 9am, and while caroline and heidi opted to do a hike, i plotted out a plan of attack to do an 8 mile run. because i've heard the SCA trail offers up unparalleled views of the SF skyline and the GG bridge, that was the route i was taking on the way back to the car.
my final route was this: from the closest parking lot across the GG bridge, head W on the coastal trail, left at rodeo valley trail, right onto bobcat trail, right onto alta trail, right onto rodeo valley trail, left at the SCA trail, then a final left onto the coastal trail back to the car.
the connector from the coastal trail to the rodeo valley trail is a bit tricky to find, so i had to double back once or twice and ask for help, to finally locate it. i also missed the hard-to-find entrance onto the SCA trail, so my run ended up being closer to 9 miles than the previously planned for 8.
even though on sunday morning it was akin to running thru pea soup, it was a spectacular run thru the shroud of fog and lent for some mysterious photos. if i lived in the bay area, the marin headlands would be my hangout of choice EVERY weekend...