Connected to the new trail from the Edgewood and followed it to its Stanyan trailhead (16 steps – second pic).
Word is out about this rediscovered trail; it was being appreciated by various people today, a weekday, including adults with kids, small groups, dogwalkers, bicyclists, and another guy taking pics.
When I hit Stanyan, climbed up to its high (south) end at Belgrave (sidewalk steps both sides up here) as I hadn’t hiked this one in a while. Wondered how the higher Intrior Greenbelt Trail, steep and winding, might connect with the lower Historic.
Took the left trail near the trail fork where the residence extends down the slope -- easier this time than other times when I’d scrambled up steeply alongside one of the residences to get to the top at Johnstone and Behr.
At the corner of Johnstone and Behr, all you need do is cross the narrow street over to the next trail, the Fairy Gates -- clearly in sight -- and follow this beauty for a short distance. This trail is above the Edgewood and lower Historic and they all do easily connect.
So once again I exited the new trail out to Stanyan, this time descending all the way to Haight to do some shopping at Whole Foods. It wasn’t as far as I thought it would be. I suppose I still had that “mountain high.”
My favorite thing about passing through the packed (but well-behaved) Haight Street Fair last week was at the Stanyan end of it: the newest Whole Foods, my first time in this one. Some of these stores have stuff those in other ‘hoods do not. The Haight WF was also less crowded than my usual.