At the top of these, from the eastside trail just over the low wall (pic 3), noticed they’ve already started the park overhaul. The east side of the Blvd. is now blocked off to traffic.
Now if they’d only retire those two public toilets that are frequently out of order and that have that wash-cycle every time someone exits. They either do not work at all or the door has to be pried open from the outside and/or won’t lock from the inside. The park deserves better than this what with all the tourists AND locals who frequent this park.
I did see a cop car patrolling the area. Good - hope they’ll do the same at Lands Emd.
East-edge trail and Twin Peaks viewplace: 4 thru 12
Moving towards the west side so as to descend alongside the reservoir, noticed some brush has been cleared on the other side of the guardrail. You can now walk there - safer than walking on the car side: 13
Down the trail to Marview. It’s unmarked but now more easily seen from the road: 14, 15, 16
There are a couple of stairways in the Midtown Terrace neighborhood I hadn’t walked im years. No street sign noticed for either flight, but they can be seen on Google Maps. I’ve always counted these as one continuing stairway, but …
he Marview to Clairview flight has 42 steps: 17 thru 21
Continuing uphill, Clairview to Farview, 55 steps: 22 thru 28
At the top of the higher flight and on the short walk leading out to Farview, stop and look up. Way up. Looming above Farview is Sutro Tower and the forested hill it sits on. You can’t see the tower trail from here as it’s hidden by trees.
Back out to Marview. Instead of the tower trail this time (pic 29, east trailhead), into the forest at La Avanzada from the dead-end for vehicles fence at Palo Alto: 30
This is the north trailhead for the trail around Sutro Tower, onto La Avamzada just above Glenbrook: 31, 32
From here it’s short distance to scary Clarendon. As in a curvy two-way street with no crosswalks, speedbumps or skyways - just a couple of “islands.” If they’re going to create a new trail up from Clarendon into Sutro Forest, how about making it safer to cross this street from the Midtown Terrace side, hmmm?
I’d love to see all major parks have their own websites that explain in detail changes to the parks, trail closures, estimated completion dates, etc.
Safely across Clarendon looked up to see a fence and a bunch of goats working behind it. Spoke to them but they were too busy munching away to pause and say hi: 33, 34, 35
Views from the pedestrian walkway alongside Mount Sutro’s Medical Center Way: 36 thru 41
Wondering why they thought it necessary to remove that nice little wooden bench from the pedestrian walkway. Put it back, please - it wasn’t in anyone’s way.
Shortcut stairs alongside a building down to the parking lot where the stairway is: 42
Descending from the permits-only lot to behind the medical buildings, then out to Parnassus and the #43 bus stop. 136 steps. I see more hikers ascending this way these days; hardly ever used to: 43 thru 49