The trail looked the same as last time. Wild mustard flowers, wild radish, bits of homes glimpsed thru the trees above and below the road. Very pleasant: 1 thru 5
A few blocks along, however, when the trail turns wrest for a good climb, for crossing the road there’s a crosswalk I don’t remember from before: 6
They’ve also added one of those green park rules signs just before this trail-turn: 7
So far the same very old wood stairs. First steep block, 18 part-steps - some just corners of wood placed far apart. 8 thru 13
Consider these pix as possible “Threns” since if they’re gonna radially redo Twin Peaks Park, there may eventually be newer steps as we’ve seen in Glen Canyon these last several years.
The second level of ruff-climb from the southside was also the same as remembered, but at a favorite trailhead at the vehicle dead-end of residential Midcoast Way there’s yet another green park rules sign: 14. 15
The steps up from here s are not spaced as far apart as the previous block, but some are quite steep.
Staircount 33 up to the top part of the Blvd.(south end of Noe Peak) where starts the low graffiti-white concrete wall on the east side and marrow dirt trail on the other side of the wall It doesn’t appear any work has begun re the huge makeover: 16 thru 19
Strong wind gusts and swirling fog; not a good day for taking viewpix up here.
Back down on the 93 old, uneven - some steep -wood steps down to Crestlinre: 20
How come the #37 Corbett will cheerfully take you up TO the park (and the many residences around here) - stops at Crestline @ top of the Vista stairs - but for the bus back down to Castro you must hoof it all the way down to Clayton and Corbett? Since it ends up in the Haight, next time should do this and from Haight St. catch the #43.
So down Vista Lane from Crestline, 262 steps, counting only one of the close together short stairways that start up from Burnett.
One of these now has a Vista Lane street sign at Burnett. There used to be none at all for Vista.
The “Twin Peaks Stairway”: someone thoughtfully painted near the foot of the top flight is still here: 22 thru 28
From the foot of Vista, down steep Hopkins, curving round on upper Corbett, down Romaine, and onto the upper Market enclosed walkway (west side of the street), past the “hills mural,” now quite faded but still there.
The rainbow mural is also still there at the foot of the Storrie @ Market steps: last pic 29
Eventually down to Csstro to take the #24 Divisadero that runs up n down Castro Hill.