San Bruno Mountain Park is now open until 7 p.m. My mountain is dressed in various shades of green with fat bumblebees, butterflies, birds, and lots of different wildflowers (first two pix: Saddle Trail).
My two most recent excursions have been to Bernal Heights again, making attempts to take better photos to match up with some old THENs, mostly from the early 1970s.
So far I've got three different fotos I've been unable to match up with NOWs, so will just get them scanned and put 'em in as THENs without NOWs. But will continue to look. Maybe when I post them someone out there can tell me where I can find these if they're still around. One pic was taken on Peralta, one on Precita, and one on Coleridge. Back then I neglected to note cross-streets. All will eventually be in my Photobucket and Facebook albums.
One of the NOW pics just retaken is now missing the front stairway to its second story and has a huge palm tree hiding most of its windows. A "people" mural that used to be on a wall at the west side of the library is gone now. Will post this soon.
The other day visited Holly Park for a few matchups around there. This is an inviting little mound of green, clean and well-tended, a few blocks south of Cortland on the west side of the hill. Next two pix are a couple of stairways walked recently: Fair to Lundys (up from Mission) and Kingston up from Coleridge. Last pic: Coso and Coleridge as it's looking these days.
From http://www.parksconservancy.org --
The new Lands End Lookout Grand Opening is upcoming on April 28. The event will include open house, a ribbon-cutting, and half-hour guided walks starting at 11.
I quote: "Beautifully situated near the Merrie Way Overlook and trailhead, just above Louis’ restaurant, the aptly named Lookout boasts big windows that offer expansive views of Sutro Baths, the Cliff House, and sunset over the Pacific Ocean.
… notable features of this state-of-the-art, 4,000-square-foot facility:
Park store … exhibits and artifacts that share stories of Lands End’s vibrant past, present, and future … Maps and visitor information on the area’s many trails, natural features, and historic sites … Café offering to-go snacks and sandwiches and hot drinks for those chilly coastal excursions."