The Sunnyside neighborhood is on the southeast side of Mount Davidson.
The staircounts for this hike: 67, 55, 36.
Starting out on Bosworth from the Glen Park BART, a few blocks west, just past the Lippard skyway, is Hamerton, 67 steps: 1 thru 5
The stairway has two bench areas off to the side, one at Bosworth, the other partway up.
At the top you’re still on Hamerton but now it’s a street ascending steeply to the east dead-end of Mangels, a long street in the Sunnyside neighborhood: 6 thru 9
Continuing west on Mangels: 10, 11
Passing Dorothy Erskine Park’s south entrance. A short section of Baden here is said to be one of the city’s steepest: 12, 13
A THEN from 2006. This little house on Mangels collapsed some years ago: 14
The new owners were not hurt but this narrow lot is still vacant:
The lot is next to the Baden and Joost Street Minipark, the second stairway of the day, 55 steps: 15 thru 45
Joost near Baden: 46, 47
Joost between Baden and Congo: 48, 49
Three THENs from 2005 of the Sunnyside Conservatory before the renovation: 50, 51, 52
A few more THENs from the 2009 reopening of the Conservatory with Gov. Gavin Newsom, then San Francisco mayor: 53
Down from Joost, 36 steps for the north entrance to the Conservatory.
The Conservatory now: 54 thru 108
The restroom was locked. Assume it is, like the ones at the Presidio’s Rob Hill Campground, kept locked unless a group is renting the buildings. Probably so the homeless don’t lock themselves inside for long periods.
Joost: 109 thru 121
This house is on Acadia: 122
Continuing on Joost to the south dead-end of Lippard: 123, 124, 125
These Lippard homes are across the street from Glen Park School: 126 thru 131
Glen Park School mural: 132 thru 135
Lippard skyway over Bosworth on my way back to the Glen Park BART: 136