So what’s Mountain Lake’s east side gonna look like when all the work is done in the area? New fencing was being built last time I did an around-the-lake stroll. New benches to replace the old ones? Very tame, this guy, a muscovy duck: first pic.
Above the Park Trail on the Bay Area Ridge Trail, past the Cemetery Overlook’s south entrance and onto the trail above Arguello where I happened upon two new art installations near the Spire. Didn’t know in advance where they’d be. Love outdoor artworks, especially unexpected sightings like this. As in a good hike anyway, and then something new and different along a familiar oft-traveled trail. Pix 2, 3; quoting below from:
“Picturing the Presidio is a multi-faceted public art installation by photographer Lyle Gomes, presented in partnership with the Presidio Trust …
For more than two decades, Gomes has captured emotive black and white images of the Presidio during a period of great transformation. Picturing the Presidio displays eight of his panoramic works along the trails where they were originally made, enabling viewers to consider the past, present, and future of key forest landscapes …
He began photographing the Presidio while it was still a military post. In 1994, amid the Presidio’s transition from post to park, he created The Presidio: a City Woodland, an exhibit of 48 images displayed at the Ansel Adams Center for Photography. Two decades later, he is returning to this subject through the Picturing the Presidio exhibit.”
Now I gotta keep an eye out for the other six.
Construction has finally been completed at the Pacific Overlook on Lincoln near Fort Scott. One can see part of the east Batteries to Bluffs Trail below from here, pix 4, 5, 6
Some recent stairway pix:
-- Continuing with Batteries to Bluffs pix (around 473 steps), below Lincoln: pix 7 thru 14. The Marshall's Beach Trail descends from the main Batteries to Bluffs with an additional 49 or so steps.
-- The now green Connector Trail, 208 steps. Lincoln up to Immigrant Point Overlook: 15 thru 25.
-- Marine Cemetery Vista Overlook with its high-backed benches, boardwalk and stairway, Mountain Lake Trail out to Battery Caulfield Road, around 103 steps: pic 26.
-- 69 wood steps connect from El Polin Spring to the upper Ecology Trail: 27, 28, 29.
-- From the trail up to Inspiration Point Overlook: 45 curvy older wood steps, last two pics.