Expected to climb the 86 usual older wood steps and trail out of the park. Gone! My thought is that they may be planning a new stairway.
This delightful trail turned and passed under some trees on its way down to the canyon floor. Hoping it will continue to do so. Now there’s this: first two pix. But where’s the actual trail?
If I was in charge would construct a new wood stairway starting down from the very edge of Christopher Park this time, following the old stairway/trail to the canyon floor beneath the trees and down to the canyon floor. A few pix of the way this stairway-trail used to look are in my Glen Canyon Facebook album.
There are still some rough ridges (pics 3, 4) now serving as steps in this upper area leading up to the wood viewbench. Fortunately the bench is still there (pic 5); hope they’ll leave that as it is. So this steepish upper trail is now slippery with loose rocks; made me glad I was climbing up this time instead of descending.
There used to be another area where there were some steps leading down from the walkway immediately below Christopher Park. Around here now I see some straw wattles down the steep slope. Pix 6, 7. But no sign yet of new stairways being constructed up here as of my last visit. A wait ’n see.
Pic 8: The part of this walkway that’s near the park entrance.
Ascending from the canyon floor via the attractive newer stairway’s 67 steps: 9 thru 14.
On the other side of the climbing rocks, the other wood stairway still has that same black fencing alongside it; was hoping the thing would have been removed by now: 15, 16.
Had entered the park this time via the newly constructed walkway at the lower end, passing the 36 steps down from Elk.
Under the tree canopy (17), onto the boardwalk (18), over the footbridge (19), and continuing north, pix 20 through 24.
Climbed up ’n back down again as usual so as to check out the northernmost trail I like; it now has this graffitied-upon fencing at its trailhead in the Islais Creek area: pic 25. Whatzis?
On past the playing field gate a little way. Some trash still here and the tangle’s still not been cleared out to Portola, if indeed it’s ever going to be. I do like that one can see down into the creek from a spot on this trail whereas before it was too tangly. Found a log to sit on here, pic 26.
Checking out the clearing where the rope swings used to be, there’s now a tire swing up (pic 27); some kids hangin’ out in the area.
Views from the east cliffedge near Christopher Park: Last three pix. Mount Davidson Park and the Miraloma Park ‘hood way up on the westside.