24 May 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, 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.

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The Cow Palace is located in Daly City. This snap was taken from John McLaren Park. This view is looking south. 

An overview of the location of the ramble.
The blue building is Glen Park Elementary School. The school is just north of California Interstate 280 highway. This is a view looking down Peru Avenue at Athens Street. 
The small hill is Bay View Hill, which is 420 feet high. This view is from John McLaren Park, looking east. 

The highest manmade object in John McLaren Park is La Grande Tank.  

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. 

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. 
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.

A photo of Balboa High School. The view is from the intersection of Onondaga Avenue and Otsego Avenue. The picture is looking south. 

The Jewish Home of San Francisco was founded in 1871, and it is a staffed housing facility for elderly residents. This photo was taken from Mission Street and Silver Avenue. The view is looking southeast. 

This interesting building is Cleveland Elementary School. This photo was taken from Persia Avenue. This view is looking northeast. 

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. 
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. 
The graph shows the elevation changes encountered during the ramble. 

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