Instead, headed up the curvy wood stairway from Crestline into the park (first pic). At the top, Twin Peaks Blvd. (second pic), continued on the well-worn trail to the view-area, then crossed over to the other side to the Marview Trail (climb over the auto barrier).
“Marview Trail” is what I’ve always called this short trail that descends alongside the reservoir to Marview in the Midtown Terrace neighborhood.
Crossed a small grassy openspace to Palo Alto, down Glenbrook, and further down Mountain Spring to Twin Peaks Blvd. where I stopped by the foot of Tank Hill to pick some berries. If spiders and/or bees make you nervous, it’s not a good idea to go poking around blackberry bushes.
Narrow Villa Terrace begins directly across the Blvd. from Tank. Continued from Villa down the lower part of Pemberton stairway (third foto) to get to Market’s elevated sidewalk.
Have always appreciated the westside walkways and pedestrian skyway. The rails used to be orange; are now green. As I meandered along this walk, the residences above and busy Market below, crossing my path today were two colorful butterflies and a mouse.
Downhill on Romain after crossing the skyway, soon reached the Douglass upper sidewalk. There are three short stairways from upper to lower Douglass, the northernmost of these continuing to the longer main stairway, its foot at 20th.