Photos from a February 2002 hike at Helen Putnam Regional Park
(click on any image for a larger view)
Trailhead
Trailhead
Gate
Gate
Starting out
Starting out uphill
Split
Arroyo Trail to the right, and an informal path to the left; both climb toward the ridge
Buttercups
Buttercups
A look back
A look back toward the trailhead
Approaching the crest
Approaching the crest, with a coast live oak and bench at the hilltop
View east
View east
View west
View west
Panorama Trail
Panorama Trail
Junction
Junction with Pomo Trail
Pomo Trail
Pomo Trail
Junction
Junction with Panorama Trail (again)
Pomo Trail
Under coast live oak
Pomo Trail
Pomo Trail
     Black oak
     New black oak leaves
Back in the woods again
Back in the woods again
Junction
Junction with Filaree Trail
Pomo Trail
Pomo Trail
Milkmaids
Milkmaids
Entering grassland
Entering grassland, a buckeye stands alone on the right side of the trail
Spur to viewpoint
Spur path to viewpoint departs to the right
That buckeye
Another view of the buckeye
Path to viewpoint
Path to viewpoint
View south
View south
View east
View east
     Checkerbloom
     Checkerbloom
Rolling hills
The rolling hills of Helen Putnam Regional Park
Path to Ridge Trail
Informal path to Ridge Trail junction
     Sanicle
     Purple sanicle
Approaching junction
Approaching junction with Ridge Trail, South Loop Trail, and Panorama Trail
South Loop Trail
South Loop Trail
Woods
Woods
Milkmaids under the trees
Milkmaids under the trees
South Loop Trail
South Loop Trail
At the park boundary
At the park boundary
Grassland and coast live oak
Grassland and a sprawling coast live oak
Bench
Bench at the edge of an oak
View
View south
South Loop Trail
South Loop Trail
Woods
Return to the woods
Hound's tongue
Hound's tongue
Junction
Junction, again
Ridge Trail
Paved Ridge Trail segment
     Shooting stars
     Shooting stars
Cattail Trail is visible to the right
Cattail Trail is visible to the right
Approaching fish pond
Approaching the fish pond
Buckwheat
Buckwheat
Junction
Junction
Connector path
Connector path to dirt Ridge Trail
Approaching junction
Dirt Ridge Trail veers right at the signpost
Ridge Trail
Ridge Trail
Junction
Junction with Savannah Trail
Savannah Trail
Savannah Trail
Trail curves right
Trail curves right
Coast live oak woods
Coast live oak woods
Junction
Junction with Cattail Trail
View downhill
View downhill to the pond
Grassland
Grassland
Junction
Junction with Panorama Trail
Panorama Trail
Panorama Trail, approaching junction with Arroyo Trail
Arroyo Trail
Descending on Arroyo Trail
Panorama Trail heads uphill to the right
Panorama Trail heads uphill to the right
Return
Return to the trailhead
 




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