A Walk to Twin Peaks/Noe Valley (with optional dinner)

Now open for RSVPs. We meet at 1:00 PM in front of the Glen Park Library which is less than one block from the Glen Park BART Station. The only cost is $3 per adult and I do not collect the money at the starting point. At 1:15 PM we will start walking through Glen Park and then up one of the best stairways in SF, the Harry Street Steps. Then we walk to the Diamond Heights Center for a restroom stop. Then to the top of Twin Peaks. At an elevation of 922' it is widely believed to have SF's best views. Unfortunately, we won't have much time for the views because of a lack of restrooms on/near Twin Peaks.

Then we walk to Noe Valley and Castro Heights. We will see the street where part of the 1948 classic movie "I Remember Mama" was filmed. We will have good restroom stops and many stairways on our route to our endpoint: the Indian restaurant on Valencia Street near 21st Street called "Aslam's Rasoi." This restaurant is praised by customers AND the SF Health Department, on the last 2 inspections it had a perfect score of 100. We plan to reach the restaurant at 5:15 PM, 15 minutes after it opens. Attendees not attending the dinner may walk to the nearby 24th Street BART Station.

If sending a "Yes" RSVP please put in the comments area "Yes for Dinner" or "No for Dinner." This restaurant is one of the best for a large group. There are other fine restaurants nearby, but they are bad for large groups:  small, crowded and noisy. We divide our long dinner tables into sections of about 6 people to make figuring the bill easier. This dinner is only for people who are doing the walk as we may fill up the restaurant. Below is a link to Aslam's Rasoi:

http://www.aslamsrasoi.com/

All photos below are all shown in the correct order of this walk's route. Below is on Laidley St. on the way to the Harry St. Steps.

Below are pink flowers at the bottom of the Harry Street Steps.

Below is a view of the bottom of the Harry Street Steps.

Below, just before we climb Twin Peaks, I am counting the number of people who plan to join us for dinner at Aslam's Rasoi.

Below is our group walking up Twin Peaks, 8/28/10.

Below is a view to the South East when walking up Twin Peaks.

Below is a view from the parking area top of Twin Peaks.

Below is our group on this walk, 6/11/11, in Noe Valley.

Below is a view of downtown SF from Liberty Street.

Below is a view of one of several mansions on Liberty Street.

Below are some of our group in Aslam's Rasoi, 2010.

 

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  • Lisa K

    I wanted to say how much I really enjoyed the walk and I hope to make it back to San Francisco again very soon to make another one. It was the best birthday ever! The weather was fantastic, the views were spectacular and the company was wonderful. :)

    3 · June 4, 2013

  • Paula G.

    Thank you Howard!

    June 2, 2013

  • thu

    Had such a fun time meeting new people and making new friends. Thank you Howard!

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • Adam R.

    Agreed!!

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great hike, great views, great people!

    2 · June 2, 2013

  • Scott F.

    Exceptional day, nice hike, great restaurant, and wonderful people. Thanks again Howard!

    2 · June 2, 2013

  • Dave H.

    Great people to talk with and the weather was perfect for a walk. Thanks Howard.

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • Howard S.

    We had by far the biggest turnout ever on this walk, 76. We arrived at our end point, Aslam's Rasoi, an optional dinner restaurant at 5:30 PM, 15 minutes late. The winds on top of Twin Peaks were just moderate, about 25 mph. I counted 39 of us eating in Aslam's Rasoi beating our previous biggest group ever there of 30.

    2 · June 2, 2013

  • RZ

    Good exercise, nice views, nice people.

    1 · June 1, 2013

  • Alfonso

    Great way to spend a Sat morning.

    1 · June 1, 2013

  • Katie J.

    We missed our train. ETA 1:14! We will catch up if we miss you.

    June 1, 2013

  • Alfonso

    No for dinner

    June 1, 2013

  • Flavia

    Sorry, but won't make it this time

    June 1, 2013

  • Margarita

    No dinner, thanks.

    June 1, 2013

  • ChuckW

    No for dinner

    June 1, 2013

  • Deva S.

    New to this group. Yes for dinner.

    June 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi guys! I'm new to S.F. and new to this group, and I love walking and history (oh, and eating at cool restaurants, too)! Yes, for dinner.

    June 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This time I won't desert the group!

    June 1, 2013

  • thu

    Yes for dinner (+1)

    June 1, 2013

  • Alfonso

    Yes for dinner

    May 26, 2013

    • Alfonso

      ooops no for dinner

      June 1, 2013

  • Adam R.

    Yes for dinner

    June 1, 2013

  • Adam R.

    would love to join you guys- sounds like a fun event

    June 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm also interested in joining the dinner if it is still possible.
    Thanks,
    Grant

    June 1, 2013

  • Bruce L.

    Adding two more including dinner

    Thanks,

    Bruce

    May 31, 2013

  • RZ

    This is a maybe but most probably a yes and for dinner too.

    May 31, 2013

  • Bruce L.

    Adding one more including dinner

    Thanks,

    Bruce

    May 31, 2013

  • Justin B.

    No to dinner

    May 31, 2013

  • Anthony

    I can't make it for hike/dinner.

    May 31, 2013

  • Michael

    No on dinner.

    May 31, 2013

  • liz

    "No for Dinner."

    May 31, 2013

  • Roberta

    Scheduling conflict

    May 31, 2013

  • Mary Jane J.

    sorry I have to renege. look forward to future walks. thanks

    May 31, 2013

  • Steven M.

    Yes, thank you!!!! I'd like to join the group for dinner.

    May 31, 2013

  • Barbara P

    I am sorry but I won't be able to do the walk or come to dinner.

    May 31, 2013

  • Punky H.

    No for dinner

    May 31, 2013

  • Katie J.

    Plus two for dinner!!

    May 30, 2013

  • sandra

    Yes on dinner (again).

    May 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Must postpone. Will sign up next time.

    May 30, 2013

  • Dave H.

    No dinner

    May 30, 2013

  • Yousuf M.

    Yes for Dinner

    May 30, 2013

  • Geetha

    Yes dinner.

    May 30, 2013

  • Paula G.

    yes dinner!

    May 30, 2013

  • Sharon M.

    Dinner!

    May 30, 2013

  • Heather

    I will not be able to come to dinnner; I had previously said I would.

    May 30, 2013

  • Scott F.

    Yes for dinner.

    May 30, 2013

  • Lisa C.

    I have already sent an rsvp but did not say that I cannot dinner. I look forward to meeting everyone.

    May 29, 2013

  • Bruce L.

    Bruce and guest, yes to dinner

    May 29, 2013

  • Anthony

    Dinner

    May 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just remember I have work training this day

    May 28, 2013

  • kim

    possibly dinner i will let you know soon. first time walk, hope I don't get lost before we start. Kim

    May 28, 2013

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