The trails weren’t that overwhelmingly crowded except for View Point on Batteries to Bluffs – had never before seen so many people in this tiny space. Having read that improvements are to be made in both the Battery East area and the Batteries to Bluffs, decided to do both trails. As quoted from the Presidio’s Webpage:
“Batteries to Bluffs Trail Repairs and safety improvements will be made to the trail, including handrails on steeper sections of trail.”
(My first thought here was “Don’t disturb the resident lizards anymore than they already have been.” Saw one this time scurrying off the steep westside steps.)
“Battery East Bay Trail, Phase 2. Both the trail and vista points will be improved. The parking lot will be upgraded and a new trailhead installed. Historically appropriate plantings will be used to landscape the military earthworks.”
Did the Battery East first. The stairway (152 or so steps) at the east end descends to Crissy Field near the Warming Hut. Back up again, continued west on the trail and under the low-overhead walkers’ bridge once more to continue on the windy and wildflowery Coastal Trail to the Batteries to Bluffs.
Didn’t notice anything new from when I last did these trails; will continue to check their progress.
After reaching the top of Battery Crosby at Batteries to Bluffs’ west trailhead (about 475 steps), decided to take the quicker way up to Lincoln Blvd. from here. This trail’s fenced on one side and zigzags up with tree roots as steps. I like looking down at the BTB from Lincoln.
After reaching BTB’s east trailhead, continued east on the Coastal Trail back to the bridgeview area, this time on a trail behind one of the batteries. At the top of the battery was looking down at the battery next door, people swarming all over it.