Photos from an October 2000 hike on Fire Interpretive Trail (renamed in 2009 to Mary Bowerman Interpretive Trail), Mount Diablo State Park
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Trailhead
Trailhead
Oak
Oak
     Poison oak
     Post 2: Poison oak
Fire Interpretive Trail
Fire Interpretive Trail
View to quarry
View to Lone Star Quarry
Creambush
Creambush
Greenstone
Post 3: Greenstone
     Canyon live oak
     Canyon Live Oak
Crumbling pavement
Fire Interpretive Trail
Greywackle
Post 4: Greywacke
Chert
Post 5: Chert
Platform
Platform, with benches and a great view
     Chert, greywackle, and shale
Post 6: chert, greywacke, and shale
     Pine
     Pine
End of the paved part of trail
End of the paved part of the trail; view to the North Peak
Continuation of Fire Interpretive Trail
Continuation of Fire Interpretive Trail
North peak
North Peak
Ceanothus
Ceanothus
Leaving chaparral
Leaving chaparral

Approaching Devil's Pulpit
Approaching Devil's Pulpit

 

Rock
Rock
Devil's Pulpit
Devil's Pulpit
Trail and view of summit
Trail and view of summit
View downhill
View downhill
Tiny flowers blooming in dry grass
Post 10: tiny flowers blooming in the dry grass, even in October
Fire Interpretive Trail
Fire Interpretive Trail
Flowers blooming on the rock
Fuchsia blooming on the rock
Post 11
Post 11: Rock
Edging along the hillside
Edging along the hillside
View downhill
View downhill
Juniper close up
Close up view of juniper
Juniper
Juniper
View back to Devil's Pulpit
View back to Devil's Pulpit
Chamise
Chamise
Canyon live oak
Canyon Live Oak
Chamise
Chamise
     Yerba santa
     Yerba santa
Returning to trailhead
Returning to the trailhead
Last stretch of trail
Last stretch of trail
     Poison oak
     Poison oak
     Blue elderberry
     Blue elderberry
California bay
California bay
Tarantula
Tarantula





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