Started this hike along the Coastal Trail from the bridge area, soon running into construction machines and trail detour signs, but hikers and bicyclists are able to pass through okay on Lincoln.
One thing that stands out most right now regarding the ongoing Batteries to Bluffs Trail’s facelift (that I could see from Lincoln) is that a bunch of trees have been cut down all along the trail. Though I liked the trees there, one can see the trail much better now from above on Lincoln as it snakes along up and down the hillside. For sure I’ll have some “Then and Now” photos after this reopens.
The Batteries to Bluffs is not the only stairway trail in this area, so off I went down the nearby Sand Ladder to Baker Beach.
It was difficult to tear myself away from the hypnotic waves and the way some would curl around on the beach searching for unsuspecting shoe-wearing beach strollers. The air here is so refreshing.
Some of the Sand Ladder’s top steps were so completely covered with sand you couldn’t be sure there were any steps down there or not (first pic); then the logs were all sand-covered except for thin strips at the edges; then towards the foot the logs were mostly uncovered (second pic).
After climbing back up again from the beach, continued up the Connector Trail’s 208 or so curvy wood steps (third photo) to Immigrant Point Overlook. Then downhill past a particular residential area I like so much I just wanna grab the residents and say, “Do you realize how lucky you are to live here?” These particular viewhomes are above the Baker Beach Apts. just off Washington.
Past the stark dunes to my right, then onto the new boardwalk trail this time from Battery Caulfield Rd. and down the 103 or so steps of the park’s newest stairway.