Photos: Snow Day in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area!
Images capture historic 1976 snow event in San Francisco, Marin Headlands
Snowy trail at Lands End Dennis O'Rorke
Surfer at Ocean Beach with snowy Marin Headlands in background Dennis O'Rorke
Snow on hillside at Sutro Heights Dennis O'Rorke
Person walking along Ocean Beach, in front of Cliff House, with snowy Marin Headlands in Background Dennis O'Rorke
Snow on Marin Headlands from Ocean Beach Dennis O'Rorke
In the characteristically temperate Bay Area, snow rarely falls along the ridges of the GGNRA. But in 1976, the Marin Headlands and Mt. Tamalpais, and even some San Francisco park sites like Lands End and Sutro Heights, were dusted with a light layer of snow—truly a once-in-a-lifetime scene to behold. Thank you to Dennis O'Rorke for preserving this ephemeral event in these photos he took that day around the parks.
December 15, 2022