On the way up to Southview Park for lunch, passed the top of the double Second St. steps, 70-something each (wih the garden in the middle): 3
Southview Park: 4
After the park, passing the top of the West Ct. stairway (103 steps), pic 5, on my way to Cable Roadway.
Lower Cable Roadway (love the name) has 193 steps: 6 thru 9
When you get to the top of this, hang a right (west), around the corner, for upper Cable Roadway, 93 steps: 10 thru 17
At the top of this flight, the stairs turn into a steep vehicle street for Cable Roadway’s uppermost block.
At the top of this last part of CR, turn left on Prospect.
A short walk will take you to the foot of the shady Prospect stairway, 204 streps up to the freeway area: 18 thru 21
You’ll see a freeway overpass and pass the upper dead-end of Cloud View.
Ahead are 45 more steps down to Spencer: 22, 23
For the GGNRA’s Morning Sun Trail, Pkeep going straight instead of descending on Spencer. Look out for cars (pic 24).
Passing a bus shelter and small parking lot, there’s an underpass (pic 25) a block or so ahead. Cross the street and walk under this to get to another parking lot.
The Morning Sun trailhead would be nearly hidden if it were not for the familiar GGNRA trailsign: 26, 27
This one is part uneven old wood stairs (about 220) and part narrow dirt trail. Going up: 28 thru 34
At the top, to the right, there’s a viewbench.
Descending the same way: 35 thru 43
Up from Bridgeway on the west side: 44
This time instead of Spencer (where several blocks downhill there’s another stairway with around 184 steps to Santa Rosa), west to Monte Mar for the long downhill.
Winding round for a while, the first street sign noticed was Currey (at Monte Mar). It’s a beautiful scenic walk but I took too long with this route, missing my boat.
Had to wait another hour for the next to the Ferry Building.
The Blue and Gold Fleet goes to Fisherman’s Wharf and does not take Clipper Cards; you can buy tickets on board.
This was the most crowded ferry trip ever taken; apparently a huge number of after-Christmas shoppers and even more tourists than I usually see.
Lots of bike riders who had to wait for the next one too. Watching as two people with electric bikes were turned away from the one I took. They had to wait another hour for one that would take electric bikes.