Photos from an October 2001 hike at Indian Valley Open Space Preserve
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Trailhead
Trailhead
Trails start near the sports fields
Trails start near the sports field, behind parking lot 8
Split
Split; bear right
Junction
Junction; bear left
Open space gate
Entering the open space preserve
Indian Valley Fire Road
Indian Valley Fire Road
Rock off the side of the trail
Rock off the side of the trail
Junction
Junction
Junction
Junction
     Honeysuckle and elderberry
Honeysuckle & elderberry
Junction
Junction
Buzzard Burn Access
Buzzard Burn Access
Climbing
Climbing
Trail crests
Trail crests
Big blue oak
Big old blue oak
Continuing uphill
Continuing uphill
Junction
Junction with closed trail
Hill Ranch Trail
Hill Ranch Trail
A little bit of green grass even in autumn
There is a little bit of green grass even in autumn along the trail
Classic Marin County view
A classic Marin County view
Skirting a sloping meadow
Skirting a sloping meadow
Heading back into the woods
Heading back into the woods
Hill Ranch Trail
Hill Ranch Trail
Hazelnut
Hazelnut
Junction
Junction
Start of Alexander Trail
Start of Alexander Trail
Steep ascent
Steep ascent
View
View north
Alexander Trail
Alexander Trail
Black oak leaves
Black oak leaves
Manzanita
Manzanita
Alexander Trail
Alexander Trail
Sunny patch
Sunny patch
Manzanitas line the trail
Twisted manzanitas line the trail
Steep descent
Steep descent
Alexander Trail
Alexander Trail
Junction with shortcut to Waterfall Trail
Unsigned junction with a shortcut to Waterfall Trail
Junction with Waterfall Trail
Junction with Waterfall Trail
Crossing creekbed
Dry in autumn, this channel becomes a waterfall during a wet winter and/or spring
Waterfall Trail
Waterfall Trail
Approaching Indian Valley Fire Road
Approaching Indian Valley Fire Road





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