Today's hike consisted of Russian Hill, both the northern and lower sections. I'm happy to say it was a clear day and I was able to take better quality photos. I'm glad to say that my passion for urban hiking, taking photos, and writing has actually increased. There are many perks that come with urban hiking that cannot come in the same way from mountain hiking.
I started on the top of the famous Lombard Street. Admired the Coit Tower view and unlike the previous visit, there were very few people around me, so I was able to take a very appreciable pic. (Pic 1)
I descended down a couple hundred steps and decided to continued downhill until I reached Jones Street. Turned right somewhere in the vicinity of Jones and Filbert, I climbed up a couple hundred sidewalk steps. This is really a workout, Jones St is a pretty steep hill.
Just after climbing past Union St, turned left onto Macondray Lane. Macondray Lane is such a beautiful public pathway. It's such a simple, narrow pathway. But From the water fountain, to the parrots that happen to be there consistently, and the garden, it truly is one of the hidden gems of San Francisco.
After walking through Macondray Lane, I reached Taylor St. I continued uphill and climbed the Green Stairway. After that, I simply descended back down and walked on Taylor until I reached Vallejo St.
Ina Coolbirth Park is one my favorite stairways in San Francisco. You can find the elderly performing tai chi. There's also plenty of benches overlooking the Coit Tower, Lively green plants, and a fine view of the Trans America Building.
I climbed back up to Taylor St, took a pic of Alcatraz, and made my way back to Macondray Lan, and then Lombard St, and climbed the steps.
You can also follow or join me on my new Instagram. It's really a convenient way to share instant photos. Still, at the end of the day nothing beats actually hiking these steps. I'm also on facebook, where you can find the photo albums I'm constantly building.