WalkSF: On the Trail with Cartographer Ben Pease

From WalkSF:

Join Walk SF and cartographer/trails advocate Ben Pease for a steep and scenic 3-mile walk from the Castro to Cole Valley via the Pemberton Stairs, the summit of Mount Sutro, and the Historic Trail. This is a great chance to learn about trail and habitat restoration on Mt. Sutro and see what’s in bloom.

Difficulty: 3 miles, moderate difficulty. 700-foot ascent and descent on a mix of sidewalks, stairways, and well-maintained trails.

Meet at the mini park at Castro/Market/17th Street (Jane Warner pedestrian plaza) – Look for the Walk SF t-shirts. (Accessible by K, L, M, F streetcars; 24 and 33 buses) End at Cole and Carl (Accessible by N streetcar, 6, 33, and 43 buses).

Please note that in the case of rain, we will cancel the event. Be sure to leave your email address as we will inform you should we need to cancel.

* * * Leader Ben Pease works as a freelance cartographer and trail advocate. He publishes The Walker’s Map of San Francisco. He and his partner, Shizue Seigel, drew the maps for Infinite City: a San Francisco Atlas. He helped plan the Bay Area Ridge Trail through the City, and is one of the founders of Sutro Stewards.

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