Photos from an April 2000 hike at Bothe-Napa Valley State Park
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Trailhead
Trailhead
Crossing service road
Crossing service road
On the way to the creek
On the way to meet the creek
     Maidenhair fern
     Maidenhair fern
     Hazelnut
     Hazelnut tree
Ritchey Creek
Ritchey Creek
     Little white flower
     Little white flower
     Creek crossing
     Creek crossing
     Sunny stretch
     A brief sunny stretch
     Cultivated roses
     Remnants of civilization
Stone fountain
Neat stone fountain
Around a barn
Around a barn
Junction
Junction
     Woodland star
     Woodland star
Wild roses
Wild roses in bloom
Looking back to junction
Looking back to junction
Huge mushroom
Mushroom the size of a dinner plate
Starflower
Starflower
     Ritchey Creek Trail
     Trail
Creek crossing
Creek crossing
Start of South Fork Trail
Easy to miss start of South Fork Trail
Bridge
Bridge
     Uphill
     Uphill
Along the creek
Along the creek
     Creek crossing
     Creek crossing
Trail makes a curve, bordered by ferns
Trail makes a curve, bordered by ferns
     Giant chain fern
     Giant chain fern
     Redwoods and ferns
     Redwoods & ferns
     Sunlight filters through redwoods
     Sunlight and redwoods
Junction
Junction with Coyote Peak Trail
     Dropping to the creek
     Dropping to the creek
     Climbing back up
     Climbing back up
     California bays
     California bays
     Transition to chaparral
     Transition to chaparral
View of Mount St. Helena
View of Mount St. Helena
     Chamise-lined trail
     Chamise-lined trail
     Uphill
     Climbing
Monkeyflower
Lots of mokeyflower
     Volcanic rock
     Volcanic rock
View west
View west
Approaching junction
Approaching juction
Chamise
Chamise, about to bloom
     Trail to the top
     The "trail" to the top
View
View of Napa Valley
     Rocky uphill
     Rocky uphill
     Yerba santa
     Yerba santa
     Through redwoods
     Redwoods
     Descending
     Descending
     Returning to junction
     Returning to junction
     Golden fairy-lanterns
     Golden fairy-lanterns
     Trail
     Trail
Morning glories tangled in chamise
Morning glories tangled in chamise
Bluedicks
Bluedicks, growing along with (I think) redberry
     Back into the woods
     Back into the woods
     Complete shade
     Complete shade
     Chaparral
     Some more chaparral
     Some more shade
     Some more shade
     Maples
     Maples reenter
Old stone wall
Old stone wall
Junction
Junction with Redwood Trail
     Larkspur?
     Larkspur?
     Redwood Trail
     Redwood Trail
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