I’m not gonna be getting my Batteries to Bluffs Trail fix for about six weeks. Signs state the whole trail will be closed for repairs and habitat restoration from August 8 to September 16. I’ll then do a steps recount and find out where new railings have been constructed.
For more info on this and other trail closures, see www.parksconservancy.org
Also received an email that included a map of the areas to be closed, including: “August 11-Spring 2012: Construction of the New Golden Gate Overlook and Multi-Use Trail from Merchant Road Parking Lot.
Construction of the new overlook will begin next week and will require the closure of the area just south of Langdon Court. Fencing is in place and a pedestrian route is marked. A new trail will also be constructed.” Unquote. Noticed the new fencing today.
Commenced today’s hike at 14th Avenue, climbing the park’s newest stairway (104 steps, including those at the top on the dunes boardwalk). Stopped at the boardwalk benches for a bite to eat before continuing uphill on Battery Caulfield, then Washington, to Immigrant Point Overlook, here descending via the Connector Trail that curves down to Lincoln with its 208 or so steps (first photo).
Crossed Lincoln to the trail that leads to Battery Crosby and the Batteries to Bluffs atop it on the east side (second foto) before heading down the BTB (third pic).
Continued along the Coastal Trail to the bus stop, a bunch of pelicans passing above.