San Francisco Peaks 3

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November 28, 2004

Hike Description

Map(s) of perambulations below.

This hike is the approach to the Angel Island ferry ride and hike, the others on the Angel Island trip made their own way to Pier 41. Afterwards, Chris C., Xxx, and I walked into Chinatown to have dinner at Yuet Lee, where the staff was amazingly not rude, the food was good, as usual.

Stairs in San Francisco provide some of the best views, on this trip, the Vallejo and Montgomery Stairs were outstanding. For pure breathtaking, the Filbert Stairs on Telegraph Hill are tops...views? not so good, brutally steep, pretty much! It was too early for Coit Tower, so those views will have to await another time.

This hike was the third of a series of hikes in San Francisco to address a surprising absence in my local hiking...the total absence of the Hills of San Francisco from my peak list. San Francisco Peaks website. My current highest peak in San Francisco is Strawberry Hill (in Golden Gate Park) at 420 feet (23rd highest overall). On this trip I topped #35-Russian Hill (319') and #39-Telegraph Hill (280').

Summary and Technical Details

About 4 miles and about 1000 feet of ascent.

Weather and Conditions

The weather was cool and breezy. Bright and clear, perfect for a walk.


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Map of hike location and route detail maps, route starts heading north, in yellow, the return southward in green and blue

Map with route

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San Francisco Peaks 3 / Robert Parks / / revised May '05