For my first hike of the New Year, took the #43 to Chicago Way and South Hill near the end of the line in the Crocker-Amazon neighborhood. Started uphill past the low wall that says “Southern Hills” and headed west on Canyon, a divided street (upper and lower).
At Polaris, uphill to Bolero and onto a more easterly part of Ardendale than I usually find myself trudging up when on my way to San Bruno Mountain Park’s Crocker Ave. trailhead. Stayed on curvy Ardendale until I came out an open gate from a small playground onto Oakridge, a favorite viewspot.
There’s a gap up here between homes with a view down (first photo). Oakridge dead-ends at the edge of the park (second pic), only there’s no trail up into the park there.
Downhill onto Mira Vista, a short street. At its east dead-end for vehicles is a stairway down that’s among my all-time favorites (last four pix).
The foot of the Mira Vista stairway is at the Daly City "line." It ascends from an elevated sidewalk on South Hill, just above Canyon (S.F.)
Continued down South Hill, past the house on the corner of South Hill and Canyon with the “easter basket” sculpture in the yard, and back to the bus stop at Chicago Way.