Stairway Walks in San Francisco: The Joy of Urban Exploring (Hardcover)

Stairway Walks in San Francisco: The Joy of Urban Exploring By Mary Burk, Adah Bakalinsky Cover Image
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The essential San Francisco travel guide for walkers and hikers

Hundreds of public stairways traverse San Francisco's 42 hills, exposing scenic vistas and linking colorful, diverse neighborhoods. Local authors and city explorers Mary Burk and Adah Bakalinsky present 34 of the best stairway walks that the City by the Bay has to offer. Explore well-known and clandestine corridors, from Lands End to Bernal Heights to Telegraph Hill. Absorb the California city's sights and sounds while discovering its architecture, history, pop culture, and horticulture.

Stairway Walks in San Francisco has something for everyone, whether you want to see a unique neighborhood, find an inspiring exercise route, or go on a sight-seeing adventure. Each walk features all the information you need, including a description, directions, map, and at-a-glance summary. Plus, the comprehensive appendix lists every one of San Francisco's 600-plus public stairways. The guidebook has been an essential tool since 1984. Now fully updated in its 9th edition, Stairway Walks in San Francisco is for residents and tourists alike who wish to adventurously uncover the city's well-known treasures and unexpected delights.

About the Author

Mary Burk has been walking the stairways of San Francisco since the 1980s. While searching the city and its hills, Mary discovered Adah Bakalinsky's book and quickly fell in love with Adah's unique way of bringing the city to life. Mary and Adah first met at a book event for the fourth edition of Stairway Walks at the San Francisco Main Public Library. The two became fast friends, bonding through a deep interest in exploring the city on foot. Adah shared with Mary how every walk has its own rhythm, and the two began improvising walks together from there. In the ninth edition, Mary continues the writing, and the two continue walking the routes together. When not out walking, Mary works as a software consultant and enjoys swimming and cooking. She shares a home with her husband, her two cats, and their 15-year-old catfish.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781643590141
ISBN-10: 1643590146
Publisher: Wilderness Press
Publication Date: October 16th, 2018
Pages: 352
Language: English