First up were the 135 or so steps from Medical Center Way (first four pics), behind the hospital buildings and up to a permits-only parking lot. There's a second stairway alongside one of the buildings that will get you a bit higher.
Took the pedestrian walkway alongside curvy Medical Center Way's guardrail to the East Ridge trailhead (across from the Aldea Community Center) and up to the summit. Cool and refreshing with occasional fat fogdrops and a slight breeze.
From the summit benches downhilled above the Quarry Road Trail and nursery, past some of the Aldea residences, to Behr & Johnstone where there's a trailhead for the Fairy Gates Trail (next two pics).
Followed the Fairy Gates down to where it meets the delightfully switchbacked Edgewood Trail (next pic). This took me out to the south dead-end for vehicles of bricked Edgewood (next pic). Two blocks or so north on Edgewood, another dead-end for vehicles is the top of the Farnsworth Lane stairway: 149 steps (last pic). This will take you down to Willard, a few yards above the bus stop on Parnassus.