Photos from a January 2002 hike at Lucas Valley Open Space Preserve
(click on any image for a larger view)
Trailhead
Trailhead
Luiz Fire Road
Luiz Fire Road
Trail is visible uphill ahead
Trail is visible uphill ahead
Trail turns to dirt
Trail turns to dirt
Curve
Curve
 Luiz Fire Road
Luiz Fire Road
Coast Live Oak on the side of the trail
A coast live oak on the side of the trail
Steep ascent
Sharp ascent
Curve
Trail curves left and maintains a steep pace
Grassland
Trail slices through grassland
View east
View east
Uphill
Constant ascent
View to summit
As the trail sweeps right, there's a view to the summit
View to the top
Finally, the top is within reach
Oaks on the left
Coast live oaks, on the left, at the edge of a gulch
Approaching junction
Approaching junction
View
Big Rock Ridge, to the east
Big Rock Ridge Fire Road
Big Rock Ridge Fire Road
View north
View north, all the way to Mount St. Helena
Uphill
Uphill
View south
View south
West
West, the fire road continues into lands owned by H Ranch
Short descent
Short descent
Gate
Gate into H Ranch; you can continue thanks to an easement, but this is the turnaround point for the hike
Snow
Snow on a fence post
Head back uphill on the path
Head back uphill on the path to the left
Snow
Snow on the north slope
Summit
Summit
Hillside
Hillside, looking east
A look back to the west
A look back to the west
View south
View south
Descending
Descending
Returning
Returning
Returning
Returning





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