Then curving round the VA Hospital parking lot from the west side to the north parking lot. Between the windsock and helipad on the west and the Battle of the Bulge Trail to the east: 17
For the Battle of the Bulge Trail, you can also walk along the Legion of Honor parking lot (across from the golf course) nearly to its west end. Between parked cars is a short flight of stairs to a winding trail, with a few more steps at the top, where there are places to sit up here.
This was the fourth or so time this year I’d checked the picnic spot to see if it had reopened. There’s constant construction going on around the parking lot area on the west side, but I’ve never seen anyone working down below.
Some years ago (2010?) the edge of the north parking lot got shored up and a picnic area was aded below.
It had walkways, stairs, benches, picnic tables, and lots of new plantings. It was a delightful little place anyone could visit with wood stairways descending from east and west.
Some of the plants that were chosen seem to be doing okay, no doubt thanks to the bit of rain we got this fall. The others, not so well. Notice the lush, older Lands End greenery nearby.
The plastic coverings over part of the area have expanded. What are their plans for it? It just looks so neglected. It has been a year or so since they closed it to visitors due to heavy rains — that happened LAST rainy season.
So from the narrow railed walkway above, looking down and across: 18 thru 38
Above Lands End: 39, 40 , 41
Battle of the Bulge Trail: 42 thru 51
Continuing past the yellow vehicle barrier at the west end of the parking lot and down 47 steps to the top Lands End trail, the El Camino del Mar: 52 thru 58
Out to the upper parking lot overlook on the El Camino del Mar: 59 thru 67
Upper parking lot overlook: 68 thru 75