Unique Streets: 29
Miles Walked: 7.42
Street Names (italicized have been walked on another day): Schenley Drive, Frew Street, Tech Street, Margaret Morrison Street, Roselawn Terrace, Forbes Avenue, Normlee Place, Schenley Road, Northumberland Street, Gladstone Road, Plainfield Street, Malvern Avenue, Fair Oaks Street, Robin Road, Squirrel Hill Avenue, Maynard Street, Bennington Avenue, Murdoch Road, Wilkins Avenue, Bellerock Street, Bellerock Place, Woodmont Street, Inverness Avenue, Kittanning Way, Wightman Street, Marlborough Road, Murray Avenue, Darlington Road, Olla Way, Bartlett Street, Beacon Street, Hollenden Place, Raleigh Street, Darlington Court, E. Circuit Road, Serpentine Drive, Panther Hollow Road
Schenley Park has been a huge hole in my main map for months. Everytime I open it up, there’s a void where I haven’t walked and it’s been driving me crazy. Today, I decided I would try to make the gap a little smaller. I parked near Phipps and took off up Frew into the heart of CMU’s campus. I didn’t take any pictures while walking through the campus because I wasn’t entirely sure I was allowed to be there. On Forbes, I saw a fawn munching on some weeds.
I made a right up Schenley Road even though it wasn’t on the map and later it was marked up private. I tried to blend in but I’m sure some neighbors were wondering who I was and what I was doing. Because of my conspicuous activity, I didn’t get any pictures of the streets that sit next to the Bob O’ Connor Golf Club.
After my second time sneaking around, I crossed Forbes to walk some of the “public” streets. I spied this dino on Bellerock Place.
Many of the houses in this area were large and beautifully maintained. Because of this, the blocks were long and terrible. Eventually, I made my way to Murray Avenue and sought something to eat. I’d been to Mineo’s twice already on walks and wanted something new to try but I ended up there anyways. I settled on ONE slice of sicilian pizza and couldn’t help but laugh when it was brought to me.
It was bigger than my head and I was glad I didn’t order two like I’d been thinking of doing. I tried as hard as I could but couldn’t finish it.
After a filling lunch, I tried to walk on some of the streets I’d missed on previous walks. This mail relay box caught my eye.
Soon I found myself back in Schenley Park, albeit a section that was closed to cars. As I walked down Serpentine Drive, I could see why.
I wanted to walk on some of the trails in the park since the map was showing me an elliptical arch bridge nearby. I quickly found a trail but decided not to go down it as a man went before me. There was nothing wrong with the man but I’ve stayed alive so far for 37 years by not following strange men into the woods. Instead, I walked on Panther Hollow Drive.
One of the strange things I saw was on a shelter in the park. An industrial ventilation system, normally seen in restaurants, was apparently inside this rentable building. It seemed very strange to me.
Roc the Panther ferociously guarded the bridge over Panther Hollow…
…while Colonel Alexander Leroy Hawkins stared him down.
The view from the bridge over the hollow offered a lovely view of Oakland…
…and the lake below.
I walked around the outside gardens of Phipps and mourned the impending loss of the beautiful flowers.
Soon enough, the fall foliage will make up for the missing flowers.