Photos from a July 2000 hike at Indian Tree Open Space Preserve
(click on any image for a larger view)
Trailhead
Trailhead
A Bay Area Ridge Trail segment
This is a Bay Area Ridge Trail segment, which may account for the better than usual MCOSD signage
Big Trees Trail
Big Trees Trail
Junction
Junction with Upper Meadow Trail
     Starting uphill
     Starting uphill
     California coffeeberry
     California coffeeberry
First view north
First view north
     Switchbacking uphill
     Switchbacking uphill
Buckeye on the side of the trail
Buckeye on the side of the trail
Heading west through the grass
Heading west through the grass
     Redwoods
     First bunch of redwoods
     Redwoods
     Redwoods
     Big Trees Trail
     Big Trees Trail
Coyote brush dots the grassland
Coyote brush dots the grassland
Turn and viewpoint
Turn and viewpoint
About to reenter the woods
About to reenter the woods
Hollowed-out stump
Hollowed-out stump
Hazelnut
Hazelnut shrub
View north
View north
Madrones
Madrones
     Black oak
     Black oak
     Coast live oak
     Coast live oak
Deeper in the woods the views receed
Deeper in the woods the views receed
Big Trees Trail
Big Trees Trail
Hazelnut
Hazelnut with a nut
     Jungley section
     Jungley section
Redwoods
More redwoods
     Lots of ferns line the trail
     Lots of ferns
     Wild rose
     Wild rose
     Creambush
     Creambush
     Ascending
     Trail
     Ascending
     Same trail
Finally, the junction
Finally reaching the junction
Big Trees Trail
Big Trees Trail
     Chaparral
     Wee patch of chaparral
View to the ridgetop
Your turnaround point is right at those tall trees on the horizon
View to Indian Tree Fire Road
View to Indian Tree Fire Road
Junction
Junction with Ship's Mast Trail
     Enchanted section
     Enchanted section
     Huckleberry
     Huckleberry
Out into grassland on the ridgetop
Out into the grassland on the top of the ridge
Hills to the west
Hills to the west
     One of the big trees
     One of the big trees
Mariposa lily
Late-blooming mariposa lily
View
The grand view
On the way back
On the way back, about to the reenter the woods
     Deer Camp Trail
     Deer Camp Trail
Wrap-around tree
Wrap-around tree
     Deer Camp Trail
     Deer Camp Trail
     Junction
     Junction
     Deer Camp Cutoff
     Deer Camp Cutoff
     Deer Camp Cutoff
     Deer Camp Cutoff
     Sunshine ahead
     Sunshine ahead
Approaching junction
Approaching junction with Upper Meadow Trail
Upper Meadow Trail
Upper Meadow Trail
Bridge
Bridge one
Ringneck snake
Ringneck snake
Cattle gate
Cattle gate
Spur to stables enters from the left
Spur to the stables comes in on the left
Bridge
Bridge two
Gate at junction
Gate marks the end of grazing area, and the junction with Big Trees Trail





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