Photos from an August 2000 hike at Monte Bello Open Space Preserve
(click on any image for a larger view)
Trailhead
Trailhead
Trailhead
Trailhead
Start of White Oak Trail
Start of White Oak Trail
     Along Page Mill Road
    Along Page Mill Road
Turning away from Page Mill Road
Turning away from Page Mill Road
Snake Trail
Snake trail
View south
South
White Oak Trail
White Oak Trail
View to Russian Ridge
View all the way to Russian Ridge
Junction
Junction
White Oak Trail continues south
White Oak Trail continues to the south
     Madrone
     Madrone
Dip downhill
Dip downhill
South
South
     A white oak
     A white oak
Oaks on trail
Oaks stand back from the trail
Oak
Valley oak?
Skid Road Trail visible
Skid Road Trail is visible
Black Mountain
Black Mountain across the valley
Sweeping downhill
Sweeping downhill
Another oak
Another oak
     Canyon live oak
     Canyon live oak
White Oak Trail winds into the canyon
White Oak Trail winds into the canyon
Into the woods
Into the woods
     Lovely wooded section
     Lovely woods
Bridge
Bridge
     Creambush
     Creambush
     Buggy in the summer here
     Lots of bug here!
Approaching junction
Approaching junction
Junction
Junction
     Downhill
     Downhill
Tanoak
Tanoak
Shaded
Shaded
Junction
Junction with Stevens Creek Trail
     Currant
     Currant
     Thimbleberry
     Thimbleberry
     Downhill
     Downhill
     Big leaf maple
     Big leaf maple
     Slide area
     Slide area
     Last bridge
     Last bridge
     Uphill
     Uphill
     Blue elderberry
     Blue elderberry
     Steep dropoff to the right
     Steep drop to the right
     Douglas fir
     Douglas fir
     Climbing
     Climbing
Gate
Gate
     An evergreen oak
     Interior live oak?
     A white oak
     Oregon oak?
Junction
Junction with Canyon Trail
Wild rose
Wild rose
Nettles
Nettles
     Steep section
     Steep section
Another oak
Another oak
Leaving the trees
Leaving the trees
     California bay
     California bay
Approaching bench
Bench is just off the path to the left
Bench and view
Bench and view
Approaching junction
Canyon Trail just before junction with Bella Vista Trail
     Buckeye
     Buckeye
     Canyon Trail
     Canyon Trail
Sag pond
Sag pond in transition
Path
Path
Junction
Junction
Old walnut tree
Old walnut tree
     Walnut
     Walnut
Leaving the orchard
Leaving the orchard
Junction with path
Meeting a unsanctioned path
Climbing through grassland
Climbing through the grassland
Large scat
Large scat, could be from a large coyote, bobcat, or mountain lion
Junction
Junction
Scat
Scat from a fruit-eater, probably a coyote or fox
View south
View south from the stone bench
Returning to the trailhead
Returning to the traihead





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