Unofficial run in Golden Gate Park September 12th, 2020

Took a chance on a run today by myself in Golden Gate Park, despite the all-purple map on PurpleAir.com.

The air was clean and fresh, damp from the fog, with no smoke smell, far better than last week with our alleged yellow readings for air quality. Frankly, it was the best air I’ve run in for two weeks, a delightful 8.5 miles!

Perhaps the trees helped, my wife noticed the same phenomenon at the Zoo yesterday. I wonder if the damp fog messes with the readings on PurpleAir. Perhaps the ash particles are what’s driving the readings, and I simply find them far less irritating than smoke.

I ran across an oasis on MLK with a surprise bloom of whatever this spectacular flower is.

Stay healthy and safe. Hope to see you out running with us next Saturday.

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