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by Adah Bakalinsky


Hundreds of stairways traverse San Francisco’s 42 hills, exposing incredible vistas while connecting colorful. Look forward to doing every walk in the book over time and creating some of my own with Ms. Bakalinsky's book as a starting point

Hundreds of stairways traverse San Francisco’s 42 hills, exposing incredible vistas while connecting colorful. Bakalinsky's book as a starting point. BTW the maps are very good and there are some interesting photos.

Adah Bakalinsky is the queen of San Francisco's majestic, quirky, and quotidian stairways

Adah Bakalinsky is the queen of San Francisco's majestic, quirky, and quotidian stairways. Walker nonpareil and veteran guide, she explores the hidden corridors and cul-de-sacs of San Francisco, charting neighborhood changes by gathering stories from residents, gardeners, and shopkeepers. Bakalinsky has lived in San Francisco and walked its paths and stairways for many years, and has been a full-time resident since 1973. She estimates she has walked 15,000 miles in the City since that time

Adah Bakalinsky is the queen of San Francisco's majestic and quirky stairways

Adah Bakalinsky is the queen of San Francisco's majestic and quirky stairways.

Since 1984, Stairway Walks in San Francisco has been helping urban explorers discover the best of the City by the Bay via riser and handrail.

To Adah Bakalinsky, the Queen of San Francisco Stairways. Look for the Adah Bakalinsky Stairway in Walk 30 (The Good View). Imagine what once was a brawling bowery and bustling immigrant community now scraped away from tiny Irish Hill in Walk 31 (The Serendipity Slipknot), which still includes one stairway.

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I use this book regularly to plan walking adventures in San Francisco. While in San Francisco my friends and I stumbled on one of these famous stairway walks. It's funny coming on this because on a previous trip with these same friends, we didn't walk up stairs, but a steep hill which quickly became known as the "climb to Heaven.

Hundreds of stairways traverse San Francisco’s 42 hills, exposing incredible vistas while connecting colorful, unique . There are quite a few guidebooks to walks in San Francisco.

Hundreds of stairways traverse San Francisco’s 42 hills, exposing incredible vistas while connecting colorful, unique neighborhoods, and veteran guide Adah. I think this is the best one. The routes are longer than in most other books and they take you into the livelier interior of the city, instead of just around the touristy edges like most other books.

Hundreds of public stairways traverse San Francisco's 42 hills, exposing incredible vistas while connecting colorful, unique neighborhoods - veteran guide Adah Bakalinsky loves them all. Her updated Stairway Walks in Sa. . Her updated Stairway Walks in San Francisco explores well-known and clandestine corridors from Lands End to Bernal Heights while sharing captivating architectural, historical, pop culture, and horticultural notes along the wa. Her updated Stairway Walks in San Francisco explores well-known and clandestine corridors from. Her updated Stairway Walks in San Francisco explores well-known and clandestine corridors from Lands End to Bernal Heights while sharing captivating architectural, historical, pop culture, and horticultural notes along the way. A comprehensive appendix lists every one of the city's 600-plus public stairways.

Adah Bakalinsky is the queen of San Francisco's majestic, exotic, and quirky stairways. Twenty-three stairway walks, up-to-date information, and other tips. Skip the wharf, the bridge, the museum, and hike to the City's true heart.
fire dancer
The standard tourist fare of Fisherman's wharf, Pier 39, Coit Tower and the Golden Gate Bridge are all worthwhile, but if you really want to see "The City" as only the locals do, then buy this book. For anyone going to San Francisco, I recommend taking a couple of extra days to do some of the walks in this book. Most of them only take a couple of hours, but they will take you to places that otherwise you'd never see. A forest full of parrots? A street that only exists on maps (a paper street), but is a beautiful wooden walkway? A tour along the original shoreline before fill was added to the bay? How about a walk from Lands End to a view of the "other side" of the Golden Gate Bridge? Still not curious? Take the kids on an exploration to find Yoda in the Letterman Digital Arts Center. The book is your way to find the magic in The City.
Wrathmaster
This book describes walks that are wonderful for their views, history, and architecture; the author has done a great service to those who love San Francisco. I've done all of the walks in the fifth edition; the sixth edition has three new walks, as well as minor changes to the 24 walks from the previous edition. There are incredible views of downtown from peaks such as Corona Heights and Tank Hill, and dramatic vistas of the Golden Gate and Marin Headlands from Lands End. At times, you may run into residents responsible for the beautiful landscaping alongside some of the stairways. One of the book's virtues is that it covers not only the famous tourist areas (such as Nob, Telegraph, and Russian Hills) but also quieter neighborhoods not often visited by non-residents, such as Forest Hill and Bernal Heights. The walk to Grand View Park gives you a feeling of what San Francisco was like in the old days, when much of it was covered by sand dunes. A typical walk is about 2 miles (ranging from 1 to 3.5) with a few hundred feet of elevation gain (200 to 700); my only minor complaint is that the book does not include distance and elevation information. Every walk has information on public transit; by using MUNI and BART, you avoid the hassle of searching for a parking space.
Alsath
I've lived in the Bay Area for 11 years and I'm grateful to have chanced upon this amazing book this year. I committed to finishing all the walks this year (2012). I started in April (Dolores Hill Hike) and I still couldn't stop using it whenever I get the chance! As of this writing 11/25/2012, I only have 3 walks left (2 Walks in Bernal Heights & Forest Hill). This book made me fall in love with SF all over again. Each walk is unique, and laden with stunning views and marvelous architecture and history. SF is such a world-class city and this book is an awesome way of exploring the area! Highly recommended! What's great is that I've run into people with the same book on hand while doing the walks. If you are staying in SF for over a month or is a local, this is the best way to get to know the city!
Varshav
I expected walks around SF but more about STAIRWAYS you find on their walks, versus interesting walks in general - I don't hike and walk just to do stairways
Bundis
I BOUGHT THIS AS A GIFT TO MY SON WHO LIVES IN SAN FRANCISCO AND KNOWS A LOT OF HISTORY AND INFORMATION ABOUT THE CITY. IT HAS ADDED SOME INFORMATION AND HE HAS ENJOYED THE BOOK . HE IS A CAB DRIVER AND MEETS A LOT OF VISITORS. WHEN CUSTOMERS ASK ABOUT THINGS HE RECOMMENDED SOME OF THE WALKS AND HAS WALKED SEVERAL HIMSELF. " STAIRWAY WALKS IN SAN FRANCISCO " GOOD BOOK GOOD GIFT.
Leceri
Stairway Walks in San Francisco is right up my alley. I love walking in the city, taking photos, and taking in the details. (And getting some exercise in the process.). Adah Bakalinsky's book has great, well-thought-out walks and she points out interesting historic facts, architectural details, the best views, and so many other interesting thing along the way. I was intrigued by the cover photo of the Moraga mosaic stairway so that was the first walk a friend and I took. What an unexpected treasure and what a magnificent view from the top (not to mention the unique ecological environments you'll find there.) I doubt I ever would have discovered this gem on my own. Look forward to doing every walk in the book over time and creating some of my own with Ms. Bakalinsky's book as a starting point. BTW the maps are very good and there are some interesting photos.
Zulkishicage
Great routes for walking around the city. We often visit San Francisco and like to walk and so we've taken many of the stairway walks and always enjoyed them! Read the descriptions carefully, they are very accurate and will help you choose the walks that suit you best.
I grew up in a few of these neighborhoods and had no idea some of these nooks and crannies even existed. I've done half the walks so far and, without fail, everyone of them has provided a new and spectaclar experience.

Writing a walking tour book is tough. You don't want to bog the reader/walker down with so much text that they don't have the chance to look up and enjoy the view (and there are a lot of them). Adah Bakalinsky hits it just right.

A word of warning: The reason the stairs are there is because of the hills. Like, big hills. Start with an easy walk. Some of these are a real workout. I made the mistake of starting with Walk 17 (the pic on the cover) and was sore for two days. On the other hand, Walk 17 is so cool I've done it twice.

If you are interested in the physical and architectual bueaty of the city, and you want to see it close up and get a workout at the same time, you gotta buy this book!
Stairway Walks in San Francisco ebook
Author:
Adah Bakalinsky
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Wilderness Press; 20th edition (May 2004)
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