Unique Streets: 36
Miles Walked: 6.59
Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Morningside Avenue, Adelphia Street, Duffield Street, Greenwood Street, Jamaica Way, El Paso Street, Nolo Way, Edisto Street, Dragoon Way, Livingston Street, Trinity Street, Martha Street, Peggy Way, Amsterdam Street, Traverse Way, Farmington Street, Jersey Way, Allied Way, Hawthorne Street, Hawthorne Court, Kalamazoo Way, Vilsack Street, Snow Way, Vetter Street, Jancey Street, Bryant Street, Swan Way, Hampton Street, Drake Way, Bossart Street, Heths Avenue, Wellesley Avenue, Highview Street, Avondale Place, King Avenue, Velie Way, Samantha Way, Mapleton Way, Springer Way, Stanton Avenue, N. Negley Avenue, Jackson Street, Portland Street, Roxanna Way, Mellon Street, Wellston Way, N. Saint Clair Street, Albree Way, Azimuth Way, Elgin Street, Ionic Way, Callowhill Street, N. Euclid Avenue, Bowden Street, Bunkerhill Street, N. Highland Avenue, Reservoir Drive, Lake Drive, One Wild Place, Mellon Terrace, Cordova Road, Beverly Place, Chislett Street
Today Amy and I walked in Morningside, Stanton Heights, and Highland Park. There were a lot of repeat streets but plenty of new ones. I did end up missing a street in Stanton Heights (Windcrest Drive) so I will have to visit a third time. Looking at the map, I can see that there are several streets off of Butler that are technically in Stanton Heights. Maybe I’ll walk all of them on one long walk day.
We parked on Morningside Avenue and immediately went up the Adelphia Street stairs. They were wooden with shingles and carpeting covering them in most places.
We meandered some of the streets at the edge of Stanton Heights before going through Officer Eric Kelly Memorial Field to get to a few streets I’d missed on my previous walk here.
There was a lot of construction happening in this area. Many streets had temporarily barred street parking so that what appeared to be new water lines could be run to the street. The sidewalks were pretty much impassable so we walked in the streets.
We walked by the rainbow lizard again to say hi:
One truck, acting true to form according to its vanity plate, was parked on the street.
We got back down into Morningside and walked the needlessly long streets and alleys. They had to be twice the normal block length. A woman on her back deck yelled out that she liked our fanny packs. She said that if big hair made a comeback, she’d be set. In the same alley, we saw a notice to doo doo no gooders:
We crossed over into Highland Park and saw two elderly ladies sitting and chatting on a front porch. It was like glimpsing into the future 50 years out.
Getting hungry and thirsty, we haphazardly made our way towards Bryant Street. Park Brugge was so good the first time I’d tried it that I insisted we eat there. It did not disappoint.
After a satisfying lunch, we made our way up towards the reservoir. I’d already been there twice but wanted Amy to see it. The fountain was finally on!
Seeing the park in the spring was uplifting and I admired this plant. Does anyone know what it is?
This plant seemed happy to be back in the sun:
The same plant February 15, 2019
This time, we noticed all of the messages scribbled on the railing. Some of them were recent but others dated back over 40 years.
This one said 1914 but I doubt that date is correct.
After the reservoir, we walked some of the trails that surround it. I quickly noticed flour marks for the most recent running of the PGH Hash House Harriers. They ran in this area on Monday and since it hasn’t rained in a while, the marks were fresh as ever. We actually ended up following them in reverse for a while as we walked by the abandoned section of the zoo and on the trail behind the King Estate. Here are some of their marks we saw:
And the abandoned section of the zoo:
The trails in the woods were greener than the last time but still easily walkable.
We came out of the woods on Cordova Street and saw a few really cool houses that ran along the Heths Run Greenspace.
We could see the dark clouds marking the forecasted rain and I wondered aloud how does a cloud know when to rain. A block after that the cloud decided. We ran all the way to the car and got soaked.