Photos from a July 2000 hike at Los Vaqueros Watershed
(click on any image for a larger view)
Entrance
Entry; the black speck in the sky is a golden eagle
Trailhead
Trailhead
Parking lot
Parking lot
Starting out
Starting out
Junction
Junction with Los Vaqueros Trail
View north
View north
Black Hills Trail
Black Hills Trail
Junction
Junction with Valley View Trail
Valley View Trail
Valley View Trail
View
View (not of the valley yet)
House with a view
I'm so jealous of whomever lives in that house
Cardoons
Cardoons
Near boundary
Near the boundary
The climb
The climb
View west
View west
First glimpse of reservoir
First glimpse of the reservoir
Trail curves downhill
The trail curves downhill here
View north
View north
Descending
Descending
Valley View Trail
Valley View Trail
Approaching junction
Approaching a junction
Useless signpost
This signpost is not very much help
Junction
Junction
Heading north
Heading north
Looking downhill to Homestead Trail
Looking downhill to Homestead Trail
Climbing on Black Hills Trail
Climbing on Black Hills Trail
Rocks and oaks on a hilltop
A rocky and oaky hilltop
Treeless grassland
Back into grassland
Near watershed boundary
Near the watershed boundary
Blonde grass
Grass doesn't get much more blonde than this
Junction
Junction with road that leaves watershed
Climbing
Climbing
Fenceline
I love the look of the fence line
Black Hills Trail
Black Hills Trail
Fuschia
Surprised to see anything blooming in July
Looking back down the gulch
Looking back down the gulch
Black Hills Trail
Black Hills Trail
Approaching junction
Approaching junction
Junction
Junction with Cañada Trail
View
View
Starting downhill
Starting back downhill
     Rock
     Rock uphill
Canada Trail
Cañada Trail
View of reservoir
The reservoir
Trail makes a wide turn
Trail makes a wide turn
     Buckeye
     Buckeye
View of reservoir
Reservoir
     Blue oak
     Blue oak
Through oaks
     Through the oaks
Entering chaparral
Entering chaparral
Manzanita
Manzanita
View back
View back
     Manzanita berries
     Manzanita berries
     Unknown plant
     Hoptree
Chamise is dominate through here
Chamise is dominate through here
Sage
Black sage
Descending through chaparral
Descending through chaparral
     Yerba Santa
     Yerba Santa
Slickrock
Slickrock
Descent
The relentless descent
Junction
Junction with Los Vaqueros Trail
     Roller coaster trail
     The roller coaster
Junction
Junction with Homestead Trail
Junction
Junction
Returning to the trailhead
Returning to the trailhead





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