Today’s Presidio hike was meant to be mostly on trails not walked in a while, and as woodsy and solitary as possible, of course.
It began at the Arguello Gate this time and for a while the golf course was to my left, but some trees were between it and the trail, near the Spire (first pic).
Took a different trail through the woods to the back of Fort Scott this time, this one obliging me to slide down over a low wall.
Used to take a trail east from Fort Scott’s Dragonfly Creek stone bridge, but due to the daylighting of the creek hadn’t been able to take this route in a long time. This time was no different – still blocked. Retraced my steps, heading up a couple of the neighborhood’s unique stone stairways (this is one of ‘em: second pic) and around to the Park Trail (third photo) this way.
Up from the Park Trail is the meandering forest stairway up to the Cemetery Overlook (fourth pic). What’s all that work going on inside the cemetery? One of my favorite trails is one I’ve been taking for years: the curvy trail through the forest from the Cemetery Overlook out to the Post Chapel.
Down the steps to the Main Post and past the Officers’ Club and Pershing Hall, both still undergoing major facelifts.