Photos from a December 2001 hike at Pine Mountain/Carson Falls
(click on any image for a larger view)
Trailhead
Trailhead (seen from the gated start of Pine Mountain Road)
Start
Start of Pine Mountain Road
Pine Mountain Road
Pine Mountain Road
Jepson ceanothus
Jepson ceanothus
Pine Mountain Road
Pine Mountain Road
Uphill
Heading uphill
Grade steepens
Grade steepens
Oak
A pretty oak
     Chaparral pea
     Chaparral pea
Manzanita
Manzanita
Toyon
Toyon
Chinquapin
Chinquapin
Trail crests
Trail crests
Junction
Junction with Oat Hill Road
Descent
Oat Hill Road
View north
View north to Pine Mountain
Silktassel
Silktassel
Oat Hill Road
Oat Hill Road
Junction
Junction with unnamed trail to Carson Falls
Approaching junction
Approaching junction with another unnamed and unsigned trail to the falls
Seasonal pool
Seasonal pool
Cypress
Cypress
Oat Hill Road
Oat Hill Road
View north
View north, with Carson Falls barely visible in the center of the photo
Junction
Junction with Old Sled Trail
A view south along Old Sled
A view south on Old Sled Trail
Oat Hill Road
Oat Hill Road
Junction
Junction with trail to the canyon
Descent
Descent
Trail curves left
Trail curves left
Into the woods
Into the woods
Multi-trunked California bay
Multi-trunked California bay
Creek crossing
Trail crosses a creek
Dark woods
Dark woods
Junction
Junction
Creek crossing
Creek crossing
     Creek crossing
     Creek crossing
Along the creek
Along the creek at the canyon floor
Little Carson Creek
Little Carson Creek
Camera fogged up
The best photo of the hike, marred when the camera fogged up. Ferns and trees create a lush feeling.
Creek crossing
Trail crosses creek, where you must duck under a fallen tree
     Ascent
     Ascent
     Moss everywhere
     Moss everywhere
     Rocky
     Rocky
     Little Carson Creek
     Little Carson Creek
Out of the woods
Out of the woods
Trail
Path crosses a creek under a wax myrtle
     Carson Falls
     Carson Falls
Continuing uphill
Continuing uphill
Crest
Crest
Hop across the creek
Hop across Little Carson Creek, just above the first cascade
Carson Falls
Carson Falls
View
View west
Buckeyes
Buckeyes
Junction
Junction
Serpentine swale
A path heads back to Oat Hill Road through a serpentine swale
Heading back uphill
Heading back uphill
Approaching junction
Approaching junction
Returning on Oat Hill Road
Returning on Oat Hill Road
Returning on Pine Mountain Road
Returning on Pine Mountain Road
 



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