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Was even more impressed with the Lower Historic Trail today than on my earlier visits. Heaven does exist – right here in mid-city San Francisco.
Started up via the Farnsworth stairway (149 steps – first photo) and south a couple blocks to the vehicle dead-end for Edgewood Ave. and the trailhead for the Edgewood Trail (second pic). Pleased this time to see that here and…
Added by Tony Holiday on August 20, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Found a whole series of wonderfully informative videos on Youtube. The quirk is that a few videos have mismatched titles, so the Basic Trail Maintenance video is titled "Constructing Trail Switchbacks", and the Handtools for Trailwork videos (two parts) are titled "An Axe to Grind" (and vice versa), but once I figured out this part I was able to enjoy the videos in all their glory :) So here is a correct list of videos; you'll have to disregard the fact that the titles are wrong. The channel…Continue
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This is a verbatim post from my blog on Weebly:
New photos coming soon...
Originally planned to just walk Mount Sutro’s new Lower Historic Trail once today – the opposite way from my first trip last week. Started up Farnsworth Lane (149 steps – see first pic) and the few very…Continue
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UCSF is famous for many things but probably most overlooked is its amazing on-campus mountain, the verdant and mysterious Mt. Sutro. How many of the busy people on Parnassnus have explored its trails, seen its ocean views, or lolled in its fragrant meadow? With colorful flowers and grasses now bobbing in Spring’s breezes, the time has come to hike up Mt. Sutro.
There are basically four routes to the summit, each approaching from one of the cardinal directions. From Parnassus, the most…Continue
Added by Craig Dawson on June 1, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Right now, mid April has got to be the best time to hike the Sutro trails and view first hand the wonderful selection of native plants in bloom. While I love to take groups out for guided tours, it's often exploring at your own pace with camera in hand that can be personally rewarding. If you've already…Continue
Added by Craig Dawson on April 15, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments
The Sutro Stewards hosted a group of stewardship volunteers from Clif Bar on Wednesday the 16th.
We performed habitat and trail work on the Fairy Gates and Edgewood trail intersection area. Cape and English ivy, nightshade and other assorted weeds were removed and the trail corridor was pruned. We also…Continue
Today ascended Mount Sutro, one of my favorite places on earth, via the north face stairway that climbs up from Medical Center Way. When first starting up was feeling rather lethargic, but by the time I hit the trailhead for the Historic Trail, became magically energized and enthusiastic.
Yesterday was a Third Sunday of the month, and a different kind of volunteer event than the Sutro Stewards normally host. The Stewards have identified a few winter projects that need to be addressed, and so this special series of Third Sunday volunteer events has been developed to address them. The work…Continue
Added by Dan Schneider on February 21, 2011 at 8:56am — No Comments
There’s an invigorating hike I like to take where I start off at the east foot of Twin Peaks Park and connect with Mount Sutro’s trails.
Today took the #37 Corbett/Twin Peaks bus to the #74 Crestline stop at the foot of the park where…Continue
Don't be alarmed if you pass through Rotary Meadow and find a patch of bare soil in one small area. The meadow is being replanted this winter with several new species of grasses and plants which are not already found within the garden area. This is part of the intent of the original demonstration area, to determine what succeeds and what doesn't. The area where the work is taking place was one of the lowest performing of the areas planted in 2004. Now six years after the original planting,…Continue
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