Photos from an April 2001 hike at Mount Burdell Open Space Preserve
(click on any image for a larger view)
Preserve gate
Preserve gate
Stile
Stile
Path to San Andreas Fire Road
Path connects to San Andreas Fire Road, then meets San Marin Fire Road
San Andreas Fire Road
San Andreas Fire Road
Chinese houses
Chinese houses
Junction
Junction
Johnnytuck
Johnnytuck
Spring flowers
Carpet of johnnytuck, with some filaree and California buttercup
San Andreas Fire Road
San Andreas Fire Road
Shortcut trail
Shortcut trail
Through grassland
Through grassland
Junction
Junction
Middle Burdell Fire Road
Middle Burdell Fire Road
Junction
Junction
Popcorn flowers
Popcorn flowers
Deer Camp Fire Road
Deer Camp Fire Road
Graceful buckeye
Graceful buckeye
Fiddlenecks
Fiddlenecks
     Spooky tree
     Spooky tree
Deer Camp Fire Road
Deer Camp Fire Road
Buttercups on the side of the trail
Buttercups on the side of the trail
Grade picks up
Grade picks up
Steep
Steep
California bay
Huge old California bay
Bluedicks
Bluedicks
Flat stretch
Flat stretch
View south
View south
Trail loses a little elevation
Trail loses a little elevation
Approaching junction
Approaching junction
Cobblestone Fire Road
Cobblestone Fire Road
Iris
Iris
Climbing
Climbing
Phacelia
Phacelia
View across to Old Quarry Trail
View across to Old Quarry Trail
Shortcut trail on the right
Shortcut trail breaks off on the right
Cobblestone Fire Road
Lots of pretty purple vetch on the side of the trail here in early spring
     Phacelia, poppy, and filaree
     Phacelia
Rocky
Rocky
Final stretch
Final stretch
Junction
Junction
Old Quarry Trail
Old Quarry Trail
Descent
Descent
Angling through grassland
Angling through grassland
View downhill
View downhill
     Steep and rocky
     Steep and rocky
Mule ear sunflowers
Mule ear sunflowers
Poppies on a hillside
Poppies on a hillside
View south from the trail
View south from the trail
Wooded stretch
Wooded stretch
Approaching junction
Junction
Flowers, grass, buckeye
Flowers, grass, and buckeye
Approaching junction
Approaching junction
Back on Old Quarry again
Back on Old Quarry Trail
Cattle gate
Cattle gate
Approaching junction
Approaching junction
Catepillars on a signpost
Caterpillars on a signpost
San Carlos Fire Road
San Carlos Fire Road
Approaching junction
Approaching junction
Michako Trail
Michako Trail
     Oak tree plugged with acorns
     Acorns in oak tree
Michako Trail
Michako Trail
Michako Trail
Through grassland
         Meadow foam
         Meadow foam
Approaching junction with Big Tank Fire Road
Approaching junction
Drying grass
Drying grass on the sides of the trail
Creamcups
Creamcups
Shortcut near the end of San Marin Fire Road
Shortcut on San Marin Fire Road
     Owl's clover
     Owl's clover
San Marin Fire Road
San Marin Fire Road
Split near the preserve entrance
Split near the preserve entrance gate, and the end of the trail





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