Concerned that the park people had destroyed some blackberry bushes in the Presidio’s Simonds Loop neighborhood during recent drastic cutbacks in this area. Pleased, however, to have found some berries recently along the steps.
Crossing over from the top of the Lyon stairway (pic 1), thru the Broadway Gate into the park.
Forest delights and views east: 2 thru 5
Down into the Simonds Loop neighborhood, 61 steps upper to lower: 6 thru 11
More east Presidio neighborhood meandering: 12 thru 18
El Polin Spring: 19, 20
Up the westside (69 steps) to the Ecology Trail, continuing the climb to Inspiration Point Overlook (45 steps). It’s just off Arguello, a little way into the park from the south: 21 thru 37
North along Arguello to scan for berries and back up, heading south above Arguello: 38 thru 47
A visit to the Spire: 48 thru 52