Many, many, many moons have passed since the New York Times write-up and I’m still getting in requests for walks from one or two people, none of them for the same day. Sorry. I don’t do walks each and every day, never have — if I’m leading a tour on a Wednesday it’s because some group or high roller has arranged it. If people want to shell out the big bucks, like Sam Spade my services can be bought.
But as I detail on my groups by appointment page, hauling into town on a weekday for one person for $20 wouldn’t even cover gas and parking. If you plan on coming to San Francisco, then also plan to stay over on a Sunday, give me at least a month notice, and if nothing gets in the way I’ll toss on a walk where anyone can show up at noon for $20 each and take my chances on attendance.
In September I’m polishing up the gumshoes and offering no less than three walks where you just-show-up with $20 and four hours to kill — take your pick between Sunday September 3, Sunday September 10 or Sunday September 24.
In October you can select between Sunday October 15 or Sunday October 22 or Sunday October 29 — and that will be it this year for the just-show-up walks. After those are wrapped, we quickly drift into rainy season, and Xmas, and the year is done. . . .
But I can always guide groups by appointment through pounding monsoons, should any such groups be inclined.
Photo below: me in Union Square backed up by the St. Francis Hotel: