Today I decided that I wanted to add to my collection of pictures for the Batteries To Bluffs Trail. That meant a lot of stairs. I haven't been back here in several of months. The weather was warm, though like usual, there were plenty of clouds around the Golden Gate Bridge and a slight breeze. I started off dropping down a count of 239 steps from the Sand Ladder. In my opinion, the Sand Ladder is the single handed toughest stair workout in San Francisco. It almost beats the Dipsea Steps. Even though it's only about 240 steps, the sand is constantly providing you with extra resistance. Simply put, it's a dozy.
After culminating to the top of the Sand Ladder, I turned left on Lincoln onto the Western part of the Batteries to Bluffs Trail. This trail starts 167 steps going down. That was the number a gentleman gave me today, as he was on his 7th consecutive round!! I made sure to take some pics from different angles. After coming down the steps, you reach the mid point of the trail. Instead of taking the trail down to Bakers beach (left) take a right onto the Eastern Batteries to Bluffs Trail. There are approx 200 more steps and they are uphill. Upon arriving at the top of the trail, I took a quick left onto the Overlook. Sat down and drank some water. I was feeling it in my legs.
Upon reaching the East Side of the Bluffs Trail, I climbed back down and back up to my starting point to the West side. I wanted a 3rd stairway today. I paid my first visit to the Connector Trail. It's right across the street from the Bluffs Trail. Approximately 150 steps. I was thrilled by the trail because it provided me with an extension to the Sand Ladder and Batteries to Bluffs Trail. I always appreciate new stairs and trails. It was a nice way to finish off my hike.