Located under the Golden Gate Bridge, Hopper's Hands marks the farthest west spot you can run along the Bay before having to turn back. For years runners touched the protective chain link fence marking their halfway point. In 2001, one of San Francisco's unknown heroes, Ken Hopper created and put up these hands to give runners an official touchpoint (he also created a pair of paws for those who run with dogs).
Hopper has been a Golden Gate Bridge ironworker for 23-years, he is also part of the Bridge's voluntary suicide rescue duty. Despite the physical danger of the volunteer duty, the psychological toll is even greater, but people like Ken Hopper do it because they care about others.