Felt the need for some exercise so went to climb Telegraph Hill’s Filbert stairway that starts up from Sansome (first pic) – all the way up to Coit Tower/Pioneer Park. Felt chilly when first starting out, but after the 383 steps up to Telegraph Hill Blvd. was sweating (and I'm a slow hiker).
Detoured to stroll the short length of Napier Lane (wood-planked boardwalk accessed from the Filbert steps) and noticed that 222 Filbert (brown-shingled corner house) is getting an extensive makeover inside. Further up the steps, above Montgomery, remodeling of the former Shadows Restaurant continues.
At the top of the Filbert steps at Telegraph Hill Blvd. a paved walkers’ path just below Pioneer Park (next two pix) connects with the brick Greenwich stairway that continues up to Coit Tower’s parking lot.
One of the stairways in the park descends to Telegraph Hill Blvd. where you can continue down the east or west Filbert stairways.
At the fenced vacant lot here where there were three small residences until 1999, a Sotheby’s real estate sign advertises 7,500 square feet plus cottage. The closest cottage I could see is a long-time favorite, 381-3 Filbert steps west (fourth pic); wonder if this is the one they mean. I can imagine creating a tiered garden from the unused space along this part of Filbert if I could live in 381-3. This area now serves as an excellent viewspot for tourists to pause and snap pix on their way up to Coit Tower.
Check out the new San Bruno Mountain Website:
Recently passed by the old Pershing Hall, well on its way to its new incarnation as “Inn at the Presidio,” which will have 22 guest rooms. An article from SF Gate: