A new addition since my last visit is a marker for the Mountain Lake Trail’s east trailhead. Went up through the forest as I’ve done many times, however, the Lyon stairway below, through the gate to Rawles (behind the Upper Simonds Loop homes, to Shafter). Down to Upper Simonds Loop: the top of the stairway dividing Upper and Lower Simonds and a heavenly view: second and third pix.
Out at Presidio Blvd. where traffic just keeps coming along the curvy street, there’s fortunately a crosswalk at Lower Simonds Loop. Near the top of the Sumner Loop residences descended a familiar trail into the forest.
Came out below Liggett at Lover’s Lane which was too far to the north for Andy Goldsworthy’s “Wood Line,” so headed back up a bit to the south. The artist has indeed extended this installation but it’s not yet finished. It’s so cool snaking along through the forest as I followed along. There were a couple of “Trail Closed” signs and some workers but no problems continuing.
At the small parking space/overlook near the top of Lover’s Lane, continued westward partly on the Mountain Lake Trail and partly winding about off this main trail. In a popular dogwalking area on the south side of a playing field, paused to check out some berry bushes. Most berries I collect are used for morning smoothies, but when I barely touch some of the really juicy ones that are so ripe they fall right into my hand, especially enjoy scarfing some out-of-hand.
Continued leisurely to the east side of and just behind Julius Kahn Playground where I sat on a log and gazed out over the valley below.
The new El Polin Springs boardwalk being constructed is visible from up here. Gonna be gorgeous!
So peaceful sitting there for a while watching the earthmoving machines below, warm and sunny with the fog just beginning to come in. I never tire of the attractive clusters of residences in the park’s various neighborhoods, surrounded by forest and rolling hills with waterviews beyond.
At the front of Julius Kahn is an opening for walkers in the low Presidio Wall at Spruce and Pacific; the block between Jackson and Washington’s a good steep one.