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Glen Canyon’s Full of Stairs

The ‘Trails’ project, used as an excuse to remove over 30 trees, is well under way in Glen Canyon. The hillside is getting covered with staircases. Earlier, there were gradual sloped trails, punctuated with short sections of shallow steps. Now, … Continue reading

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Trail Missteps in Glen Canyon

Trail work has been racing ahead in Glen Canyon. Today, we were visiting the area just below the Christopher Playground.  There’s a new trail now. (Number 2 in the picture below.) It runs above a shallow drainage channel (Number 3) … Continue reading

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Sad Death of a Glen Park Barn Owl

A year ago, one of Glen Canyon’s Great Horned Owls was found dead – poisoned by eating rats that had eaten rat poison. Now another  dead owl has been found. It’s a barn owl this time. Neighbors want to find … Continue reading

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Canyon Disappointments – by Tony Holiday

Tony Holiday is a trekker and blogger based in San Francisco. He recently re-visited Glen Canyon, and was disappointed with the destruction he saw there. This post is re-published (with minor edits) from his blog, Stairways are Heaven . Visit … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Canopied Alcove is Destroyed: Then and Now

Everyone we know is deeply upset at the continued defoliation of our park — especially the previously untouched wilderness areas. Here, one of our kids’ primary climbing trees has been removed. The trees in this alcove were not hazardous — … Continue reading

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Six Degrees of Separation: Nobel Prize, Glen Canyon

Recently, local historian Evelyn Rose gave a slide-show and talk at Glen Canyon about its history (and even prehistory).  One interesting piece involved … why Glen Canyon is connected to the Nobel Prize. (She also wrote a piece about it, … Continue reading

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Glen Park Rec Center: The Next Phase

Finally, the Glen Park Recreation Center is getting what the neighbors really wanted – a makeover for the old building. We attended a meeting held by SF Rec & Parks’ Capital Planning about this phase of the project. About 30 … Continue reading

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Golden Spring in Glen Canyon

After so much sad destruction to report, it’s nice to write about the brighter side of Glen Canyon Park. And is it ever bright! Spring has come again to the upper slopes of Glen Canyon in a blaze of yellow, … Continue reading

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Still More Trees Going Down in Glen Canyon

We’re continuing to document the work at the Elk Street entrance of Glen Canyon. Here are some recent pictures. It looks like what it was – a logged worksite where lately there were trees and bushes. We hope the realigned … Continue reading

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Trail Construction and Destruction Starts in Glen Canyon

The trail work has started in Glen Canyon. What’s happening now seems reasonable; they are widening and flattening a popular trail, and adding native plants. However, it also apparently involves “decommissioning” a social trail (the dark orange line on the … Continue reading

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