Photos from a July 2002 hike at Kennedy Grove Recreation Area
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Parking lot
Parking lot
Start
Trail starts at the edge of the overflow parking lot
Laurel Loop Trail
Laurel Look Trail
Junction
Junction
Ascending
Ascending through dried stands of poison hemlock
Laurel Loop Trail
Laurel Loop Trail
Junction
Junction with Lower Sea Foam Trail
Steep ascent
Steep ascent through chaparral
     Elegant clarkia
     Elegant clarkia
California fuchsia
California fuchsia
     Cardoon
     Cardoon
Dip
A brief dip in the trail
A transition into grassland
A transition into grassland, climbing all the while
Dry grass
Blonde dry grass along the trail
Approaching junction
Approaching junction
Climbing
Still climbing, now on Upper Sea Foam Trail
Bench
Bench at viewpoint
View
View down to the reservoir
More climbing
More climbing
Close to the top
Close to the top
Coast live oaks
Coast live oaks
Trail bends left
Trail bends left at the hilltop
Descending
Descending
Coast live oak and California bay line the trail
Coast live oak and California bay line the trail
A madrone arches over the trail
A madrone arches over the trail
Dropping into a canyon
Dropping into a canyon
Canyon
The pretty canyon
Short dip
Short dip
Junction
Junction
Black Oak Trail
Black Oak Trail
Junction
Junction at the park border
Ascending
Ascending on Black Oak Trail
Junction
Junction
Skirting a hilltop
Skirting an oak-studded hilltop
View
View southwest
Junction
Junction
A shortcut
A shortcut in the middle of the loop
Junction
Junction
Closing the loop
Closing the loop
Approaching junction
Approaching junction, again
     Black oak
     Black oak
Returning
Returning
Descending
Descending on Kennedy Creek Trail
Approaching junction
Approaching junction
Picnic area
Picnic tables under the trees
Through eucalyptus
Through eucalyptus
Lawn
At the edge of the lawn area
On the paved trail
On the paved trail
End
End





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