Turning the corner on Crestmont for the unsigned West Ridge trailhead to continue into the forest, disappointed to see that the helpful rope was no longer there. Why’d they remove it? Thought it was a good idea for starting up the steepish first part of this trail.
Looking north thru the trees from the West Ridge: pic 8, then up at the Historic Trail, pic 9.
At the top of the West Ridge at the Historic Trail, could’ve continued up the West Ridge directly to the summit but enjoy winding around on the Historic: 10, 11, 12.
Onto the South Ridge Trail to the summit. Always beautiful and peaceful up here, of course, but now especially gorgeous with all the butterflies, green grass and yellow oxalis: 13 thru 17.
Down the East Ridge (18, 19, 20) and onto the pedestrian walkway that winds along one side of Medical Center Way (21, 22). Onto the Fairy Gates Trail that merges into the Edgewood TraIl, and out to Edgewood Ave. at its south dead-end (23, 24).
A few blocks to the north on redbricked Edgewood Ave. will take you to the top of the Farnsworth stairway, 149 steps down to Willard: 25 thru 29.
From the foot at Willard down to Parnassus and the #43 line bus stop here (300 Panassus).