At Crestmont, continued to scramble up the steep and muddy West Ridge Trail to the Historic Trail: fourth pic.
The Historic (5, 6, 7) was equally muddy, complete with bicycle ruts and the occasional puddle. Turned at the South Ridge Trail up to the summit (eighth pic). Near the Rotary Meadow sign a tire swing has recently been added: ninth pic: No, I didn't try it out.
After lunch at the summit benches, began my descent on the East Ridge Trail (pics 10, 11, 12). From the foot, it was a short distance on upper Medical Center Way's pedestrian walkway to the trailhead for the Fairy Gates Trail (pic 13). On the way, the welcoming wood bench that's a shuttle stop for Aldea residents now has a plastic seat attached to it: pic 14.
Climbed back up from the Fairy Gates to take the Medical Center Way steps down from the parking lot (pics 15 through 20, about 138 steps), enjoying the feel of the sunwarmed wood of the railings. From the foot of these, a short walk behind the hospital buildings took me out to Parnassus to once again grab the crosstown #43.