Last time I took the #49 bus to get to Mission and Silver, I went the other way, east via the #44, into the Portola neighborhood. This time started uphill from Mission on Avalon several blocks to Athens. 100 Athens steps climb from Avalon to Valmar Terrace. See above photo.
From the top of the steps it was downhill to Athens and Peru about a block where another stairway, this one wood, has approximately 77 steps with a bench at the top at Valmar.
Circled around and soon reached the foot of the Munich to Ina stairway up from Excelsior, around 56 steps. Up ahead at Excelsior’s dead-end (there’s a sign) is a short stairway into McLaren Park.
After this it was several blocks over to the west side and downhill to London, between France and Italy, for the last stairway, Kenney Alley: 47 steps. There’s a bus stop directly across the street from the foot of this one. I sometimes spend more time on the bus than actually hiking, and today was one of those times on the crosstown #29.