Photos from a May 2000 hike at Long Ridge Open Space Preserve
(click on any image for a larger view)
Trailhead
Trailhead
Peters Creek Trail
Peters Creek Trail
Mule ears
Mule ear sunflowers
     Clarkia
     Clarkia
     Heading into the woods
     Heading into woods
Western heart's ease
Western heart's ease
     Cool shaded stretch
     Cool shaded stretch
Junction
Junction with Bay Area Ridge Trail
Bridge crosses Peters Creek
Bridge crosses Peters Creek
Huge fallen tree bridges the trail
Huge fallen tree bridges the trail
     Starting to climb
     Starting to climb
     Hazelnut
     Hazelnut shrub
     Trail levels out a bit
     Trail levels out a bit
     Wild roses
     Wild roses
     Through fallen trees
     Through felled trees
     Shade
     Shade
Crossing private road
Crossing private road
     Passing through poison oak
Passing through poison oak
     Thimbleberries
     Thimbleberries
     Lond Ridge Trail
     Long Ridge Trail
Junction
Junction
     Deep shaded woods
     Deep shaded woods
     Sandstone boulder
     Sandstone boulder
     Long Ridge Trail
     Long Ridge Trail
     Carpet of flowers
     Carpet of flowers
     About to leave the woods
     About to leave woods
Junction
Junction
Wallace Stegner bench
Wallace Stegner bench
Inscription
Inscription
Checkerblooms
Checkerblooms
View west
View west
View southwest
View southwest
View south
View south
Long Ridge Road
Long Ridge Road
Poppies on the side of the trail
Poppies bloom on the side of the trail
Brief ascent
Brief ascent
Winding uphill
Winding uphill
Through tall grass
Through tall grass
Approaching junction
Approaching junction
One last look west
One last look west
     Woodland star
     Woodland star
Start of Peters Creek Trail
Start of Peters Creek Trail
     Switchbacking downhill
     Switchbacking dowhill
Deer munching on tall grass
Deer munching on tall grass
Carpet of flowers
Carpet of flowers
Looking down to the pond
Looking down to the pond
Crossing a grassy hill
Crossing a grassy hill
Bridge
Bridge
     Along the creek
     Along the creek
     Poison hemlock
     Poison hemlock
Brief sunny stretch
Brief sunny stretch
     Peters Creek Trail
     Peters Creek Trail
Strawberry
Strawberry
Junction
Junction
Blue-eyed grass
Blue-eyed grass
     Through grassland
     Through grassland
Carpet of flowers
Carpet of flowers
     False baby stars?
     False baby stars?
     Riparian corridor
     Riparian corridor
     Peters Creek
     Peters Creek
Butterfly on bluedicks
Butterfly on bluedicks
View of the Bay Area Ridge Trail
View of the Bay Area Ridge Trail, heading north to Skyline Ridge
     Starflower
     Starflower





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