Into Golden Gate Park at 19th Ave. for a short uphill walk to Stow Lake with Strawberry Hill, the park’s highest elevation, inviting me to come up for a long overdue hike.
Up to the lake: 1, 2, 3
Over to the old stone bridge and across for the trail here: 4 thru 16
Climbing east up Strawberry Hill: 17 thru 25
Top of Huntington Falls: 26 thru 30
The reservoir: 31 thru 35
Up from the hilltop reservoir are picnic tables and ruins of the old observatory,
… and butterflies! Saw a couple of large ones and a butterfly infosign: 36 thru 46
Back down again to do the three stairways down from the top of the falls.
The main green-railed stairs with Huntington Falls alongside: 47 thru 64
Partway along the main steps, another stairway curves to the right down to the foot of the falls: 65 thru 68
Huntington Falls from the foot: 69 thru 73
Round to the nortthside and the newer bridge, another stairway, this one an older wood beauty with a bench partway down: 74 thru 80
Across the newer bridge, along the road to the boathouse: 81 thru 90
Circling round to my starting point and onto the #28 bus, a gorgeous green ride: 91 thru 107