After climbing up the tiled stairs, I took a right turn onto 15th Ave. Continued on 15th for a block and reached Mount Stairway (Photo 3). Admired the plentiful rocks and an older gentleman greeted me at the top. He was boasting about the views of Grand Ave Park, though admitted that the stairs ''walked him out.''
After climbing Mount Stairway, turned right onto 14th Avenue. Off of 14th, found the Aerial Stairway. Climbed that stairway, and continued onto Aerial St. Aerial has a southern stairway, I reached it and descended down. I must say, this stairway looked much more panoramic and beautiful compared to how I remembered it. Sometimes photos do not capture everything you would like and consequently, your mind remembers the photos more than the experience.
Upon descending the Aerial Stairs, continued walking on Ortega until reaching 11th Avenue. Ascended a curved 25 steps onto 12th Avenue. Turned left and continued on Cragmont. I finally got a chance to explore the Oriole Stairway. I love it. It's very tranquil and I love the constant sounds of the ornaments getting blown by the wind. Also, the view of the city and Mount Davidson is splendid. I actually sat there for 10 minutes and had a very meditative experience.
Continued on Pacheco St, then took a quick right onto 10th Ave. Walked for a block, then turned right onto Quintara Ave. I continued walking until reaching 14th Ave. This is the top of the Quintara Stairs. I was fortuitous enough to have went on a perfect day with no clouds. This 130 step stairway displayed some spectacular views of Sunset District.
I walked on down and turned right onto 15th Avenue. I then walked straight until reaching Grand View Park. I was glad again that the weather was just right.