Up the paved trail past the picnic tables to the VA Hospital's parking lot for a revisit to the park's newest creation, the picnic spot below the parking lot. Lots of colorful new flowers are helping make the area look even better these days. It's popular with those little birds that hop about in the bushes. Noticed some new cracks in the ground here though. (first four photos).
Up the stairway and over a short distance to the short Battle of the Bulge Trail (next pic: view of the picnic area from here) and down to the Legion of Honor parking lot. This time, however, doubled back to descend the uppermost stairway just beyond the yellow auto barrier at the end of the lot where a couple of people were searching for ripe berries.
At the foot of this stairway is a short wood footbridge and then the connector stairway from the El Camino del Mar Trail down to the main Coastal Trail (sixth pic).
Curving back to my beginning, past the two Coastal Trail Overlooks and the foot of the upper parking lot Overlook's stairway (last two pics), noticed several people climbing around on the cliffs below the trail.