OLLI Hikers: Three Bakery Walk
Starting time and place : 9.30 a.m. from The Mill, 736 Divisadero Street
Mid-way break or end: 11.30 a.m. for Stella Pastry. Distance: (3.5-4 miles with an elevation change of around 200 feet.)
Ending time and place: 1.30 p.m at B Patisserie
Total Distance: 7.5 miles with a total elevation change of around 600 feet
Walkers are advised to arrive at the Mill at around 9 a.m. to make sure that they have plenty of time to enjoy the facilities. From there we will walk to and around Alamo Square to admire the wonderful painted lady houses. After that we will head north through the Fillmore to Pacific Heights and the Webster Street historic district. We will then head east toward twisting Lombard street to North Beach and explore some of the more interesting blocks there. Our second bakery will be Stella Pastry on Columbus Avenue. By this time, we will have walked around 3.5-4 miles with an elevation change of around 200 feet. Some of you may decide to end your walk at this point.
For those walkers wishing to do more, we will walk through Russian Hill to the Union Street shopping area and head west and south through picturesque blocks until our final stop at B Patisserie on California near Divisadero. This will add another 3.5-4 miles and 400 feet elevation change, approximately. For walkers choosing this option, the total mileage will be around 7.5 miles with a total elevation change of around 600 feet.