Off to hike the Presidio’s Battery East Trail, but the lower trail that leads to the stairs down to Crissy Field was closed.
This is the paved winding trail that’s a choice spot for viewing the Blue Angels (and other air-and-bay treats) during Fleet Week in October.
The stairway was open, however. Looked thru a crack to see that the trail was all torn up. There are trail detour maps at the affected trailheads.
Starting out at the top alongside the road with paved bike/pedestrian trails. Continuing east to the end of Andrews Road, a favorite trail with vehicle streets above and below: 1 thru 5
Not only are wild radish pods and flowers a tasty trail snack, so are the very young leaves.
Andrews Road: 6 thru 18
As I neared the west end of Andrews, near the stairway, this area now has ew wood fencing and attractive new wood trail-edging that leads to the top of the stairs: `19 thru 31
The 153 steps: 32 thru 52
Foot of the steps: 53 thru 58
Back up and onto Andrews, once again out to its west end, then sitting briefly on a Battery East Overlook bench. This is a newer overlook with a small parking lot next to it: 59 thru 69
Circling back, he middle trail was open that goes thru the low overhead tunnel: 70 thru 78
Out to the picnic area from the tunnel and up the steep slope that descends from the main bridgeviewing area: 79 thru 85