Today was a rather clear day in the bay area. I decided to do a Stairway Walk in San Francisco. I chose Diamond Heights for it's versatility and vast amount of steps. The Harry St Steps begins on Laidley, right where Laidley and Noe connect. 80 steps for the first segment. The 2nd segment, 148 steps, comprises of all wooden steps. I took a pic of the gardens on this stairs. Because of the clarity and reduction of fog, I was able to capture some pretty gorgeous San Francisco views.
After ascending the Harry St Steps, turned left on Beacon, and took a quick left turn on Miguel. The Amatista Stairs starts on Bernis St, just after Miguel and Bernis connect. 94 steps up to Everson St and more uphill to climb.
Continued on Everson till reaching Digby. Turned left into Walter Haas Park and passed a bunch of kids on the playground. Climbed up about 50 steps to Diamond Heights Blvd. I took Diamond Heights down past Berkeley since I wanted to perform all 3 blocks of the 381 Onique Stairs.
Where Diamond Heights and Berkeley meet, I climbed the first block of the Onique Stairs. Landed on the continuation of Berkeley and took my 2nd block of stairs up to Craggs St. The final set of stairs begins on Jade and ascends up to Gold Mine.
Turned left on Gold Mine. This street curves to the right and I find the stairs that descend down to to Safeway. Took a video of a black hawk and climbed down the 81 steps and climbed right back up.
Turned right on Gold Mine and headed downhill till reaching Diamond Heights Blvd. Took a left on Diamond Heights. Passed Beacon and 29th St. Between 29th St and 28th st is an unexpected stairway. It was around 60 steps or so, I forgot the count on this particular one. Great view of the city.
I deposited myself onto Valley St. Walked downhill a block until reaching Castro. Turned right on Castro and took 65 steps down from Castro to Day St. This is a stairway right next to my buddies house. This was the first time that I had used it for a walk. And surprisingly, there is another stairway just a hundred or so feet to the right past the house at the end of the block. There is a walkway here that led me to climb another 45 steps.
Landing on 30th st, turned left and down the block, found a natural space area. This was the entrance to Billy Goat Hill. I never realized how close it was to Harry St. This park features great high views of the city, an adult swing set, and 81 steps for climbing to the top of the hill. I'll take a note of the swing set, and add it to the one's I have ran into in the Bay Area.
It was a challenge getting to the top and once I did, turned left on Beacon. Past the top of the Harry St Steps inadvertently. I saw a mattress in the street that I had seen earlier and knew I needed to turn back. But the Harry Steps were just behind me. Then I took some more pics of the Harry Steps and incorporated some views into them as I descended down and deposited myself onto Laidley St.