Today’s was a multi-stairway trek with a clear and sunny oceanview.
Started at the east edge of the park this time and up the Lincoln Park steps. Two people were using this stairway as a Stairmaster (as in over and over) as I ascended to the trail alongside the Lincoln Park Golf Course.
Across the street onto the Lands End Coastal Trail. The next stairway has around 116 steps (first pic). This connects at the top with the Painted Rock steps (about 138 steps, second pic).
The connector trail in the third photo connects the Coastal Trail with the El Camino del Mar Trail. The El Camino comes out at the upper parking lot Overlook.
Down from here on one of the newer stairways (49 or so) from the upper parking lot Overlook to the curly paved trail. Continued to the Sutro Baths Upper Trail, the westernmost part of the Coastal Trail, about 141 steps (fourth foto).
From here 'twas up the Merrie Way steps (approximately 127, fifth pic), and out of the park past the new Overlook building to be completed sometime this spring. Crossed the street for a pleasant stroll through Sutro Heights Park since I had to go uphill to catch the bus anyway.
Passing on a good read about the upcoming Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary Celebrations this Memorial Day weekend (May 26/27):
Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/01/09/BAKT1MMTVC.DTL#ixzz1j59i2MON
(Michael Cabanatuan, Chronicle Staff Writer, Tuesday, January 10)