Descended theBalboa steps, 118, graffiti-ed at the top: 1 thru 10.
At the foot, over to 48th Ave. as I was gonna walk up some old stairs not done in years.
There are railed sidewalk steps on each side. West side: 48 steps: 11 thru 14
East side has 36: 15, 16, 17, 18
At the top, however, thought I’d previously been able to get up to the next street Sutro Hts. Ave. from here. Looking round, confused, for the rest of the way up. Why’d I think this was thru? Did I dream this or did it used to be?
Stairs have been filled in (Linda Vista, Crocker-Amazon area, and the old wood steps in the Presidio behind Julius Kahn Park down to El Polin Spring).
Or feced off, like upper Acme Alley near Kite Hill. This latter was a garden-y spot created by the residents. It used to descend to the next street, the steps nearly all the way down. Then the next time I was in the area it was blocked it off at the foot with a fence.
But then you have Bengal Alley, fenced and blocked off for several years and then magically transformed into a stepped minipark gardensite, Miraloma up to Lansdale.
To my left was a trail (19) out to the Balboa stairway. In the center a wall with impenetrable plant tangles behold it. To my right private residences.
So back down and a block east to 47th and steeply up to Sutro Hts. Ave. No trail at the top here for walkers - just more scruffy-looking plants (pic 20 - this look like it used to run thru to you?) No wonder I couldn’t see it on Google Maps as a thru stair-street: it’s not.
Back in Sutro Heights Park, to the overlook on the south side 34 steps: 21 thru 29
Views from up here: 30 nthru 34
21 steps for the north side.
Enjoying the park … last three