During a recent Presidio hike noticed the 45 old winding wood steps down from Inspiration Point Overlook to the Ecology Trail were about to be replaced with those standard square steps like one sees a lot of these days (a good example is in Glen Canyon).
Stacks of the newer box-style were at the foot and top of the old stairway. So next time I do this trail\ there will no doubt be new steps here to replace the unique older ones. So what’s wrong with the old steps?
Starting off this hike at Lover’s Lane, winding down to El Polin Spring: 1 thru 20
Up the 69 steps across from the picnic tables to start the Ecology Trail: 21 thru 30
Ecology Trail to the Overlook: 31 thru 49
Inspiration Point Overlook: 50, 51, 52
Out of the park at Arguello: 53