I enjoy adding the newest leaves of wild fennel to homemade smoothies, but was unable to find any at a couple of places I used to go for them at Land’s End and the Presidio. So tried one of my favorite spots for this at Buena Vista Park and was successful.
Buena Vista is a tall, wide, forested park with trails that are paved, steps, and dirt. Its north side rises above Haight St. near Central.
Up to the summit: 1 thru 9
Summit stone steps and openspace: 10 thru 14
Just to the west of the summit lawn was one of the fennel forests and logs on which to sit and have lunch: 15 thru 21
Moving west: 22 thru 28
The south side’s main stairway is newer with 171 steps and low walkway walls where one can sit: 29 thru 44
Another connector stairway: 45, 46, 47
Continuing west, back to the north side again, then down to Haight: 48 thru 74
Haight St.: 75, 76, 77