Photos from a May 2000 hike at Muir Beach Trailhead
(click on any image for a larger view)
Trailhead
Trailhead
Information board
Information board, with latest wildlife sightings reported
Gate
Gate at start of trail
Bridge
Bridge
Loose sand
A few feet of loose sand (it is the beach, after all)
Junction
Junction; bear right
Junction
Junction with Green Gulch Trail
Green Gulch Trail
Green Gulch Trail
Diaz Ridge in the distance
Diaz Ridge in the distance
Yellow monkeyflower
Yellow monkeyflower
Green Gulch Trail
Green Gulch Trail
Lupine
Lupine
     Ithuriel's Spear
     Ithuriel's Spear
     Yarrow
     Yarrow
     Thimbleberries
     Thimbleberries
Junction
Junction with spur; bear left
Along horse pasture
Along a horse pasture
     Dock
     Dock
Cutting through Green Gulch Farm
Cutting through Green Gulch Farm
Junction
Junction with Middle Green Gulch Trail
     On the pavement
     On the pavement
Junction
Junction with the trail again
Junction
Junction; bear left
Starting uphill
Starting uphill
Monkeyflower and sagebrush
Monkeyflower and sagebrush
Curve just before watertank
Curve just before the watertank
Leaving the trees behind
Leaving the trees behind
     Cow parsnip and poison hemlock
Cow parsnip (foreground) & poison hemlock background)
Paintbrush
Paintbrush
Bindweed
Bindweed and a few monkeyflowers
Twinberry
Twinberry bush
Ceanothus
Ceanothus
VIew to Tam
Mt. Tam and Shoreline Highway
Looking back to the ocean
Looking back to the ocean
Columbine
Columbine
Nature's demolition crew
Nature gets the last laugh
     Birdsfoot lotus
     Birdsfoot lotus
View to Green Gulch
View back down to Green Gulch
Hope Cottage
Hope Cottage, perched on a bluff
Looking back
Looking back
     Sunflowers
Sunflowers
View to Tam
Tam
Hope Cottage
Hope Cottage
Almost to the top
Almost to the top
Wild buckwheat
Some wild buckwheat
Junction
Junction
Tennessee Valley
Tennessee Valley, with the bridge and city in the background
Coyote Ridge Trail
Coyote Ridge Trail
View east
East; Mount Diablo is barely visible
Junction with Middle Green Gulch Trail
Junction with Middle Green Gulch Trail
Another nice view of Tam
Another nice view of Tam
Coastal Fire Road, heading south
Coastal Fire Road, heading south
Coastal Fire Road, heading north
Coastal Fire Road, north
Descending
Descending
Quaking grass
Quaking grass
         Coastal Fire Road
     Coastal Fire Road
Through thistles
Through thistles
View of the coastline
View to the coastline
     Blue-eyed grass
     Blue-eyed grass
     Dropping to Muir Beach
  Dropping to Muir Beach
Pirate's Cove Trail
Pirate's Cove Trail (although it's signed Coastal Trail)
Quail sitting on coyote brush
Quail sitting on coyote brush
Muir Beach visible
Muir Beach visible
Green gulch
Green Gulch
     Pink spring flower
Pink flower
Approaching junction
Approaching junction
Poison hemlock
Poison hemlock







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