From the 38 Geary stop at the VA Hospital, west to an old favorite trail that took me past the VA Hospital’s community garden: 1 thru 7
The “hidden” old stairway and trail is just above Battery Chester: 8 thru 19
Down the unique and steep trail of thick sand to check for early blackberries. Several tiny but ripe:20 thru 27
Down to the El Camino del Mar Trail and east for the 47 steps to the west edge of the Legion of Honor parking lot: 28 thru 39
Up the Battle of the Bulge Trail: 40 thru 45
At the top of Land’s End/VA Hospital: 46, 47, 48
Continuing west to see if anything was new with the picnic area that’s been closed to the public for well over a year due to storm damage.
The east steps down are still closed. The west stairway is gone now, in its place a slope with new plantings. When this reopens wonder if they’re gonna only have one stairway.
Along the top at the VA Hospital’s north parking lot, from east to west: 49 thru 73
Passing the helipad as I circled back to where I started: 74
Fort Miley's picnic area: 75 thru 78
On my way down thru the forest, a short detour to say hi to the Fort Miley Octagon House, the former Point Lobos Marine Exchange Lookout Station. In a perfect world this old beauty would be open to the public and safe from vandals and taggers: 79 thru 84
Continuing down: 85, 86, 87
Sutro Heights Park from the 38R Geary bus: 88