Unique Streets: 33
Miles Walked: 4.04
Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Vinceton, Wabana, Pheasant, Roosevelt, Stilwell, Maline, Domestic, Montview, Glenside, Arendell, Oakdale, Spice, Tulia, Festoria, Grguras, Dalton, Stolz*, Menlo, Richard, Portman, Ruston, Perrysville, Perry View, Bluebelle, Amos, Peacock, Montana, Santiago, Radium, Swanson Court, Swanson Street, Pitney, Fairbanks, Grizella, Rutland, Waldorf
Today marked exactly 2 months since I started trying to walk all of the streets in Pittsburgh. It was also the trip that I covered my 100th mile and 1000th street!
I started out in Perry North just a bit away from where George and I had walked last week. I didn’t quite know what I was expecting the area to be like but it was nothing like I could have imagined. It was rural, through and through. I saw turkeys, a woodpecker, a groundhog, and even some horses out to pasture.
I started just off Perrysville on Vinceton which is the border between Brighton Heights and Perry North. I descended into a wooded area that was sparsely filled with houses and at least one church.
At the beginning of my walk I was chilled. Quickly, the temperature started going up as it was forecasted to be in the 70s today. I walked all the way up Oakdale to get one street: Spice Street. I walked all the way back down Oakdale and then some to get another street: Festoria.
Festoria had a Private Property sign posted on it. I stepped one foot onto it so I could claim it.
I got back up by using some unnamed stairs that led to Dalton Street.
All around in the woods you could see signs of fallen down houses. You could also see quite a lot of wildlife. A groundhog had a standoff with some turkeys. I rounded the intersection of Dalton and Stolz* (my 1000th street!) to see horse stalls and a field filled with hay.
I could smell horses but didn’t see any around until I walked further up.
The horses were curious of me and seemed be in front of a County of Allegheny Police Bomb Unit Trailer. Were these police horses? They didn’t say. I got back up to Perrysville and deposited my sweatshirt in the car. I crossed to hit a few more streets and noticed some trolley tracks that ran into the woods.
I walked up some crooked stairs which were actually named Bluebelle Street.
When I got to the top of this hill I was surprised by the view. I could see the observatory and behind it, Mount Washington. This was a view that is impossible from any other vantage point.
That’s the thing about Pittsburgh, surprises hide around every corner.