Didn’t see all that much difference from my last hike. Except there were now even more of those orange plastic barrier-fences and a lot of loose straw all over, including on both sides of the entire length of one of the newer stairways. These steps curve up to the older trail that runs just below Christopher Park. Pic 1.
At “my” northernmost trailhead, the black-graffitied fencing is now gone and a few new steps have been added at this trailhead, pix 2, 3.
Due to the opening up of this tangly north trail, noticed more people exploring this part of the Canyon than in the past. Probably some were seeing this area for the first time. The school’s playing field gate was open today. Didn’t look like they’ve gotten to this area all that much, though I did see more felled trees and clearings of brush this time. So is this the route they want to clear out to Portola?
Would like to see some online artist's renderings of the changes planned for the park.
Some of the main trail is now more tamped down, lined with small rocks, pic 4.
Starting out down a stairway from Bosworth to the southernmost playing field (37 steps), pic 5; continuing on the west side to see what’s new: 6, 7.
The Glenridge Cooperative Nursery wasn’t open this day, so up the widely spaced old wood steps behind the building. Just 29 but steep, pic 8. Any plans for a way down the west slope?
Staying on the west side until it merged into the main east trail at the steps on the north side of the climbing rocks (68 steps, pix 9, 10, 11). That black fencing along the south stairway’s still there. The present greenness of the park is gorgeous but flawed by all the construction stuff; stairways and trails on this east (Diamond Heights) side are still not completed (pic 12).
Found some THEN pix (2005-06) of the trail down to the bench and the main east steps down from Christopher Park in Diamond Heights: 13 thru 17.
It’s now easier to get to the two main northernmost trails: pic 18.
Below Diamond Heights stilthouses (19, 20) there was a felled tree across the trail: last two pix.