Photos from a September 2001 hike at Eaton and Big Canyon Parks
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Trailhead
Trailhead
Start
Start
Unmarked junction
Unmarked junction
Eaton Trail
Eaton Trail
Climbing through chaparral
Climbing through chaparral
Switchbacks
Switchbacks
Blue oak leaves
Blue oak leaves
Eaton Trail
Eaton Trail
Junction
Junction
Coast live oaks shade the trail
Coast live oaks shade the trail
Eaton Trail
Eaton Trail
Bays mark a seasonal stream
California bays mark a seasonal stream
Bridge
Bridge
Buckeyes line the trail
Buckeyes line the trail
Creek crossing
Creek crossing
     Banana slugs
     Banana slugs
Winding through chaparral
Winding through chaparral
     Pine
     Pine
Exotics on the sides of the trial
A trek through "exotics alley," with eucalyptus, pampas grass, and broom
Back in the woods
Back in the woods
Shade from bays
In the shade of California bays, you may see deer
View to Big Canyon
View to Big Canyon
Another wooded section
Another wooded section
Steep steps to Brittan Avenue
Steep steps lead to Brittan Avenue
     Short stretch to street
     Short stretch to street
Big Canyon Park
Big Canyon Park
Trail splits
Trail splits
Big Canyon Trail
Big Canyon Trail
Climbing
Climbing
Exposed slope
Exposed slope
View across the canyon
View across the canyon
Bench along the traill
Bench along the trail
Bridge
Bridge
Big Canyon Trail
Big Canyon Trail
View out of the canyon
View out of the canyon
Bridge
Bridge
Flat stretch
Flat stretch
Shade
Just past the little arrow sign, a spur trail departs right to Crestview Park
View across the canyon
View across the canyon
Bridge
Bridge
Returning to the canyon floor
Returning to the canyon floor, drainage grates are visible
One last walk through the woods
One last walk through the woods
Crossing Brittan Avenue again
Crossing Brittan Avenue again
Path
Path entrance is marked with a sign "Eaton Park Walking Trail"
     Short path between houses
     Path between houses
     Back up the steep steps
     Back up the steps
Return view from Eaton Trail
Returning, the view from Eaton Trail




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