Timed myself this afternoon to once again check how long it takes to walk from the Crocker-Amazon ‘hood bus stop where I disembark the #43 up to the Crocker Ave. trailhead for San Bruno Mountain Park: from 11:54 to 12:26 p.m., about the same as before. I’m a slow walker, however, and my knees were sore from yesterday’s long hike -- and this is all uphill as well.
Stayed on the paved Old Guadalupe Trail for once all the way to the Meadow/picnic area. One little snake crossed this trail in front of me today, and I saw three different kinds of butterflies. Sunny but not too hot, with a little breeze.
Hadn’t done the Old Ranch Road Trail in a while (first pic, near the trailhead). This is always an up ‘n back for me. The trail comes out at Carter & Guadalupe Canyon Parkway, but these are busy highways and I prefer to stay in the park.
At the end of the trail is this sign (second photo). Does this look like from the 1930s?
Part of the trail is sun-dappled below Eucalyptus trees, and part out in the open. The highway is not far above the trail (third pic).