Photos from an April 2000 hike at Gary Giacomini Open Space Preserve
(click on any image for a larger view)
Trailhead
Trailhead
Conifer Fire Road
Conifer Fire Road
Looking back
Looking back, just past the water tank
     Spotted coralroot
     Spotted coralroot
     Uphill
     Uphill
Emerging into grassland
Emerging into grassland
Uphill
Uphill
Rutted section
Through a rutted section
Looking back
Looking back, to Loma Alta
Blue-eyed grass
Blue-eyed grass
Side path cuts right here
Side path cuts right here
Fiddlenecks
Fiddlenecks
Checkerbloom and manroot
Checker-bloom and manroot blossoms
Creamcups
Creamcups
Side path
Side path
     Checkerbloom
     Checker-bloom
View north from crest
View north from crest
Approaching junction
Looking ahead to junction
Looking east
Looking east to White's Hill
Buttercups and rocks
California buttercups and rocky outcrop
Junction
Junction
Looking back
Looking back
Approaching junction
Approaching junction with San Geronimo Ridge Fire Road
Serpentine outcrop
Serpentine outcrop and yellow patch of flowers
Leaving grassland
Leaving grassland
Paintbrush
Indian paintbrush among the rocks
San Geronimo Ridge Fire Road
San Geronimo Ridge Fire Road
Heading west
Heading west
Not a junction
Not a junction
Sargent cypress
Sargent cypress
View south
View south
Start of the descent
Start of the descent
Green Hill
Green Hill
Irises
Irises
Mariposa tulip?
I think this is some kind of mariposa tulip
     Downhill
     Downhill
Zigadene
Zigadene
Manzanita
Manzanita blossoms
Junction
Junction
Pine Mountain Fire Road descends
Pine Mountain Fire Road departs to the south
Steepest climb of the hike
Steepest climb of the hike
View to Kent Lake
View down to Kent Lake
Looking back
Looking back
Goldenfields
Goldenfields
       Mission bells
       Mission bells
Returning to junction with Conifer Fire Road
Returning to the junction with Conifer Fire Road
       Unknown flower
The wildest flower of the spring, which I can't identify
Lizard
Lizard
Strawberry
Strawberry
Forget-me-nots
Forget-me-nots





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