Headed uphill for the Beeman Lane steps that start at the dead-end of Wabash and climb to San Bruno Ave. Google Maps couidn’t find the stairway (45 steps) by this name but did show it as a line on the map and as a visible stairway via Satellite view.
Another stairway descends from San Bruno to Bayshore: 50 steps counted from a previous visit.
Descended another stairway from Ward and Girard to San Bruno (32 steps).
Mansell is not only a divided street itself, but also divides the Visitacion Valley neighborhood (south of Mansell) from the Portola ‘hood (north of Mansell).
Now in the Portola, continued on Olmstead downhill to the top of the Goettingen stairway (63 steps) and down to Dwight. There’s a bench at the top of this stairway’s gardenslope.
From the top of the nearby Dwight stairway down to Hamilton counted 137 steps.
The old nursery ruins are still down there. Does anyone know of any plans for this area? Be nice to see a big nursery again since there aren’t any large ones on the east side.
Continued from the foot of the Dwight stairway west a short distance to University where there’s a trailhead into McLaren Park. Came to a trail marker (one of those standard stick figures with backpack and trekking pole) and started up a delightful winding viewtrail that led to the back of the public restroom building next to the tennis courts, an area with picnic tables that’s just down from Mansell and Visitacion Ave.
Over to the top of University at Mansell for the crosstown #29 bus stop.
The first pic shows Mansell’s upper part to the left of the trail in McLaren Park. Center is a parking viewspot. The downhill street to the right is Visitacion Ave.
The second photo is of the Dwight stairway in the Portola neighborhood.