Photos from a January 2002 hike at Indian Tree Open Space Preserve
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Trailhead
Trailhead on Vineyard Road
Start
Start
Frozen puddle
Frozen puddle
Approaching junction
Approaching junction
Big Trees Trail
The new trail segment switchbacks uphill, passing an old routing on the right
Buckeyes
Buckeyes on the side of the trail
Cement walkway
Cement walkway
Grassland
Grassland
Woods
Back in the woods, just before a little redwood grove
View
View north to Stafford Lake
Curve
At a curve, a shapely California bay nestles with some rocks
Leaving grassland
Leaving grassland again
Saxifrage
Saxifrage
Frost
Frost
Big Trees Trail
Big Trees Trail
Old trail
Old trail, gradually returning to woods; stay off to allow restoration
Winding uphill
Winding uphill
Tinsel on a Douglas fir
Tinsel on a Douglas fir
Madrones
Lots of madrones along the trail
     Indian warrior
     Indian warrior
Junction
Junction
Big Trees Trail
Big Trees Trail
Chaparral
Chaparral, with a view all the way to the ridgetop
View east
View east, with vultures soaring over the canyon
Manzanita
Manzanita in bloom
Bobcat scat
Bobcat scat
Junction
Junction with Ship's Mast Trail
Steeper
Steeper stretch of trail
Beautiful area
Beautiful area, with huckleberry and ferns
Redwoods
Redwoods
Leaving the woods
Leaving the woods
Junction
Junction
Indian Tree Fire Road
Indian Tree Fire Road
Back in the woods
Back in the woods
End of the trail
End of the trail, at the preserve boundary
View south
View south to Mount Tamalpais
Returning to previous junction
Returning to previous junction
Hills to the south
Hills to the south
Path to viewpoint
Path to viewpoint
     Redwoods
     Redwoods
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Icy
Icy
Madrone
Madrone
Huckleberry
Huckleberry
Junction
A short path joins Indian Tree Fire Road
Indian Tree Fire Road
Indian Tree Fire Road
View
View northeast
Near the preserve border
Near the preserve border and ridgeline
Junction
Junction with Ship's Mast Trail
View
View to Stafford Lake
Path splits to the right
A path right bypasses a steep downhill on the fire road
Steep
Steep descent
Through grassland
Through grassland
A look back to the ridgetop
A view back to the ridgetop
Soggy
Soggy stretch
Brief climb
Brief climb
Woods
Madrone and coast live oak line the trail
Another shortcut path
Another shortcut path
Coast live oak
Coast live oak
     Milkmaids
     Milkmaids
Gate
Gate
Descending
Descending
Gate and road
Gate and Rebelo Road
Rebelo Road
Rebelo Road
A path breaks off to the right
A path breaks off to the right
Path
Path
Descending
Descending
Vineyard Road
Vineyard Road
Shortcut path
Shortcut path
Shortcut path
Shortcut path
Returning to the road
Returning to the road
Returning
Returning to the trailhead
 




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