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Glen Canyon, Diamond Heights, and other Ups and Downs

Glen Canyon, Diamond Heights, and other Ups and Downs
Sunday, June 24 @ 10 a.m.
Leader: Sandy Friedland
Start: Glen Park Bart Station (Corner of Bosworth St. and Chenery St.)
Sidewalk art, solar totems, and a vibrant community center will catch our attention before we enter the wilds of 70-acre Glen Canyon. We’ll take a creek-side path, skirt dramatic outcrops, and climb some amazing runs of timber steps.  At the top of the canyon, we’ll explore Diamond Heights, the last neighborhood developed in the San Francisco hills and the site of 100 single-family homes Joseph Eichler built between 1962 and 1964. Then we’ll head toward hip Noe Valley. On our way, we’ll cross Walter Haas Playground, enjoy the panorama from Billy Goat Hill, greet some other-worldly creatures below Castro-Duncan Open Space, and spot some impressive Victorians.  Stop for lunch on 24th St. in the heart of Noe Valley, or proceed directly to the 24th St. BART Station to return to the East Bay. This 4½-mile route includes many steps, some paths with irregular footing, and several very steep streets. It will last about three hours, depending on your lunch plans.