Tuesday, January 4, 2011

2.5 miles in Bernal Heights

I haven't walked in a good two weeks.  I thought, Allison, let's just jump into the deep end.  So, I decided to walk up the side of Bernal Heights and then down the other.

What was I thinking???  This hill is steep!

It also makes for a challenging walk because it has a ton of little dead end roads which I had to double back on.

To get to the top of the hill on the west side, you have to climb a million stairs that wind through the backyards of homes.  Think Telegraph Hill.

It's important to note that I did this in the dark.  Probably not the smartest plan since there are few lights along the path.

I never felt threatened, in fact I think the neighborhood is super charming and kid-friendly.  But, it was dark nonetheless, so I had my pepper spray in hand ready to spray down any monsters lurking in the bushes.

I never came across any monsters, but I did come across this house at the top of the hill that I WANT.


It not only has a really cool design, but it has THIS view from all the windows on the north side of the house.

I like Bernal Heights a great deal because it's:

1) artsy; 


2) inspiring; and


3) loves gardening as much as I do.

I'm gonna come back one day when I can actually see what's happening in the neighborhood garden.  With a super awesome entry like this, the garden has to rock.

2 comments:

  1. You missed the historic parts of Precita! 623 Precita, (built in 1917ish) the Park and once Le Conte, now Flynn Elementary.

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  2. Ooh! Thanks for the historical info...I snapped some pics of Flynn Elementary when I walked past last May (http://www.allisonwalkssf.com/2010/05/37-miles-in-bernal-heights.html) but didn't know the building was so old. Very cool!

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