Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Excelsior District of San Francisco: 24 May 2015

On Sunday San Francisco was under a thick fog cover with a light drizzle. I was in the Excelsior District of San Francisco, which is located in the southeast area of the city. I went to the Excelsior District to explore John McLaren Park. At 317 acres, it is the second largest park in San Francisco.

An overview of the location of the ramble. Click on the image to see the full-size map.
The blue building is Glen Park Elementary School. The school is just north of California Interstate 280 highway. This view is looking down Peru Avenue at Athens Street. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
The small hill is Bay View Hill. It is 420 feet high. This view is from John McLaren Park; looking East. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
The highest manmade object in John McLaren Park is La Grande Tank.  Click on the image to see the full-size photo.

This snap was taken from McLaren Park. The houses are located in Daly City. The hilly area on the upper right of the snap is a small part of San Bruno Mountain.  The houses nestled on the hillside are located in the small town of Brisbane. This view is looking Southeast. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.

University Mound Reservoir. This clean water reservoir is one of eleven in-use water storage facilities located throughout San Francisco. See the below map. The view is looking Northeast. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.


A picture of the University Mound Reservoir facility during construction. Looking North. Circa 1930s.

The locations of both in-use and unused reservoirs located in San Francisco.

The Cow Palace is located in Daly City. This snap was taken from John McLaren Park. This view is looking South. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
A photo of Balboa High School. The view is from the intersection of Onondaga Avenue and Otsego Avenue. The view is looking South. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
The Jewish Home of San Francisco was founded in 1871. It is a staffed housing facility for elderly residents. This photo was taken from Mission Street and Silver Avenue. This view is looking Southeast. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.

This interesting building is Cleveland Elementary School. This photo was taken from Persia Avenue. This view is looking Northeast. Click on the image to see the full-size photo.
The San Francisco Muni Metro Curtis E. Green Light Rail Center depot. The view is from Ocean Avenue; the cross street is San Jose Avenue, and the view is looking South. Click on the image to see the full-size photograph.
The route of the 24 May ramble. The approximate distance traveled as tracked by GPS was 8.5 miles. The approximate cumulative elevation gain was 1,075 feet. Mile markers are shown on the route’s track. Click on the image to see the full-size map.
The graph shows the elevation changes encountered during the ramble. Click on the image to see the full-size chart.

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