My goal today was to climb plenty of stairs and take pics from many angles. Today, Telegraph Hill was my hike of choice. Approximately 2 miles and 5 or 6 different stairways. The gardens struck me the most. I also observed some of the old character homes. I started on Sansome and the bottom of Filbert. I took pics of the wooden steps and all the surrounding plants and flowers. Many people were climbing up and down, so I had to wait a while for traffic to decrease. I climbed approx 200 steps to Montgomery.
Instead of climbing up to the upper stairway which culminates up to the Coit Tower, I turned left on Montgomery all the way to Union St. I turned left on Union to discover a short stairway that I had never seen before. At the end of the block, took the stairs down to Calhoun. 51 steps down. This was a very unexpected surprise. I noticed an assortment of sharp green plants. This stairway also has 2 different sides to it. The right side is cleaner, though I spotted a shoe on the bottom. Climbed back up onto Union and Montgomery again. Took the Montgomery stairway down to Green St.
Continued to walk for a block until I reached Montgomery and Vallejo. I took pics of the Vallejo Stairway which was on the right side of the street. Vallejo possesses one of the most beautiful garden stairways in the city. I climbed up 50 steps up to a collection of plants in this little stair balcony area. I took some pics of the views from there, then climbed up another 20 steps up to Kearny St. I didn't climb down the steps on Kearny, but took some pics. Instead, I turned right on Kearny, headed past Green and Union all the way to Coit Tower Steps. Climbed up 60 steps and descended back down on the Filbert Steps once more. Many folks were blinded by the spectacular views and took some pics themselves.