Photos from an August 2000 hike to Buzzard's Roost, Big Basin Redwoods State Park (click on any image for a larger view)
Trailhead
Trailhead
Redwood Trail
Redwood Trail
     Redwood Trail
     Redwood Trail
Junction
Junction
     Huckleberry
     Huckleberry
Junction
Junction with campground road
     Campground road
     Campground road
     Approaching junction
    Approaching junction
Junction
Junction with Pine Mountain Trail
     Crossing Blooms Creek
  Crossing Blooms Creek
Junction
Junction with Blooms Creek Trail
     Pine Mountain Trail
     Pine Mountain Trail
     Junction
     Junction
     Tanoak
     Tanoak
Bridge
Bridge
     Junction
     Junction
Trail
Trail
Creek crossing
Creek crossing
     Climbing
     Climbing
     Almost to fire road
     Almost to fire road
     Pine Mountain Fire Road
Pine Mountain Fire Road
Junction
Junction
     Last downhill for a long time
Last bit of downhill for a long time
     Climbing again
     Climbing again
     Under a redwood
     Under a redwood
     Passing a redwood
     Through another
     Path gets rockier
     Path gets rockier
     Rocky scramble
     First rock scramble
Madrone
Madrone leaves
     Dark and narrow
     Dark and narrow
     Approaching switchback
Approaching rocky switchback
     Top of switchback
     Top of switchback
     Manzanita
     Manzanita
     Madrones and manzanitas
 Madrones and manzanitas
     Silktassel
     Silktassel
Rock formation
Rock formation
     Trail gets rockier
     Trail gets rockier
Chinquapin
Chinquapin
     Crowded section
     Crowded section
     Path to viewpoint
     Path to viewpoint
View north
North from the viewpoint
Pines and view
The pines allow a look to the mountains
Bonzai chamise
Chamise, in the foreground, looks like a bonzai tree
     Climbing
     Climbing
View
View, with rocks in the foreground
     Toyon
     Toyon
Huckleberry
More huckleberries
     The notch
   Approaching the notch
Chamise
Chamise lines the trail
Chamise
Chamise
     Roots starved for topsoil
   Roots search for topsoil
     Looks like a luge course
  Looks like a luge course
Junction; unmaintained trail heads right
Junction; the trail continues to the right to Pine Mountain but it is no longer signed
     Slickrock
Slickrock from here to the top
     Final stretch
     Final stretch!
Hikers examining the rocks
Hikers examining the rocks
Slopes of Pine Mountain visible to the left
The slopes of Pine Mountain are visible on the left
View north
View north
Rock formation
This rock formation has a little shelf that makes a great rest spot
     Leaving the roost
     Leaving the roost
     Back through the notch
   Back through the notch
     Pine Mountain Fire Road
 Pine Mountain Fire Road
Giant chain fern
Giant chain fern
     Bridge crossing
     Bridge crossing
     Back on pavement
     Back on pavement
Old fireplace
Interesting old fireplace off the side of the road
Tanoak
Tanoak
Salal
Salal, a fairly unusual plant with edible berries
 



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