• View of the Golden Gate Bridge, taken from the Marin Headlands, looking across the bay back towards San Francisco, seen in the distance.

    Golden Gate

    National Recreation Area California

The Fires of 2004

Smoke rising above Tamalpais Valley from the 2004 Tam Fire.
Smoke rising above Tamalpais Valley from the Tam Fire.
 

On May 9, 2004, a 4.8-hectare (12-acre) fire broke out in the eucalyptus stand adjacent to the Tamalpais community. For more information see our Tam Fire bulletin.



On June 21, 2004, a fire west of Fort Baker in Sausalito burned 2.2 hectares (5.5 acres). Check out the Solstice Fire map.



On August 27, 2004, a fire north-east of Fort Baker in Sausalito burned over 2.8 hectares (7 acres). Check out the Lateral Fire map.

Did You Know?

Basalt pillows

Geologists sometimes call Franciscan pillow basalt “greenstone” because it contains green minerals formed in an interaction between the basalt and hot, mineral-rich seawater.