Took a trail slightly above the beach to the mid-Baker Beach stairway (about 45 steps. Second pic: top of the stairway). Last time I saw this, there was one of those orange caution-cones and a steep stepdown to the beach. This is what it looks like now: next two pix. Pale yellowish logs start up from the foot now like big sister Sand Ladder's, the rest the regular wood steps.
Up the Sand Ladder where this time my count was 249 steps. Next two pics: taken near the foot. Next taken from the 100th step; next one taken from the 200th step.
At the Connector Trail's bench, a short distance up from Lincoln (next pic: 208 steps. In the distance to the right is Battery Crosby and the west trailhead for the Batteries to Bluffs Trail; to the left is the top of the Sand Ladder), watching bicyclists below struggling up the street, sometimes giving up and walking their bikes. But then they get to coast back down a very long way, flyin' along. Between Angel appearances there were the usual hovering redtail hawks to admire. But I needed to get movin' again so continued up the Connector.
Partway down Battery Caulfield from Immigrant Point, treework was still ongoing in the Presidio Forest. Crossed over to the Marine Cemetery Vista. This has around 103 steps, starting with the trail on the east side of the viewbenches, continuing with some wide steps on the wood boardwalk, then down the main steps to the Mountain Lake Trail/14th Ave. This beauty (last pic) won't be found in any of the stairway books or articles: too new.
Between the Mountain Lake underpass and the east benches, there's an offshoot trail that dead-ends at the golf course where there was a foundation of some small old building and lots of berries. Found this area to be totally blocked off with heavy machinery as part of the Mountain Lake Remediation Project. The aforementioned benches are gone too, same project.
Out of the park from Mountain Lake, there's a continuing greenway in the middle of Park Presidio that I always take from Lake to California. The first bus that came by on California was too crowded so was obliged to wait for another one.
Today, Saturday, was a wading-day where a bunch of us were gazing out at what appeared to be some orcas playing not far from the shore.