Partway down the cemetery connector trail (pic 3), 98 steps through the forest down to Park Blvd., is a temporary outdoor art installation (to November 17) called "Frog Woman Rock" (pics 4, 5, 6). An explanatory quote from "Presidio eNews" of October 30:
"This interactive outdoor installation by local artist David Wilson features an elaborate 16-foot-high ink drawing displayed against the eucalyptus forest and accompanied by a recording of music performed on site. It is part of a larger installation entitled Arrivals, featuring art at six outdoor locations throughout San Francisco. The installation is presented in partnership with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art …"
Back up the steps again to continue on the Bay Area Ridge Trail just below the residences (pix 7, 8), and on to Washington/Compton at Hunter Rd. where I noticed five or so new wood steps (pic 9). There's soon to be a new segment of the Anza Trail that will connect the Public Health Service District with Immigrant Point's picnic area, so say the infosigns.
There's a short stretch along Battery Caulfield Rd. on the west side of the street between upper Presidio Forest trails and the Lobos Creek Overlook that's not pedestrian-friendly. I've long wished for a continuing trail in this area and would either detour on Presidio Forest trails or watch for cars curving downhill that'd pass uncomfortably close.
So today on the way down Rob Hill on Battery Caulfield, just past the west trailhead for the Marine Cemetery Vista, was pleased to see a new (dirt) trail that was perfectly walkable, at the foot of which one can cross over to the Lobos Creek Valley Overlook or continue on the regular sidewalks near the Landmark residences.
The Marine Cemetery Vista trail with its 103 steps, boardwalk, and benches (pics 10, 11) is also a good way to go, at the foot of which you can continue out at the 14th Ave. "Gate."
Pix 12 through18: Some recent Batteries to Bluffs Trail pix.