Photos from a February 12, 2002 hike at Muir Woods/Mount Tam
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Trailhead
Trailhead

Start of Redwood Creek Trail
Bridge
Bridge
     Clematis
     Clematis

Ducking under a buckeye

California bays and rocks
Junction
Junction with Miwok Trail
Entering a meadow
Entering a meadow
     Undermarked junction with a path heading into Kent Canyon
     Path to Kent Canyon
Passing an old structure
Passing an old structure
Creeklet
A creeklet feeds into the creek
Bridge
Bridge
Near the road
Trail curves left near the road
Redwood Creek Trail
Redwood Creek Trail
Last bridge
Last bridge
Junction
Junction with path to Heather Cut-off
Trail is blocked
A fallen California bay blocks the trail
Redwood Creek
Redwood Creek
Creek crossing
There's no real trail, but 2 logs assist in the creek crossing
Path heads toward the road
Path heads toward the road
Road crossing
Road crossing
Meadow
Meadow
Bear right for Heather Cut-off
Bear right for Heather Cutoff
Heather Cut-off
Heather Cutoff
Sagebrush lines the trail
Sagebrush lines the trail
Strawberry
Strawberry
A switchback
One of the many switchbacks
Ascending
Ascending
Currant
Currant
     Paintbrush
     Paintbrush
View back downhill
View back downhill
Heather Cut-off
Heather Cutoff
View back downhill
View back downhill to Frank's Valley
     Bluedicks
     Bluedicks
View back downhill
View back downhill
Straight
Done with the switchbacks, the trail adopts a straight course
Broom
French broom
Junction
Junction with Coastal Fire Road
Coastal Fire Road
Coastal Fire Road
View west
View west
Ascending
Climbing through chaparral
Coastal Fire Road
Coastal Fire Road
Tam in the distance
Tam's peaks in the distance
View
View
Long climb
The long climb continues
Right side burned
Right side of the trail is lush, the result of a controlled bush
Coastal Fire Road
Coastal Fire Road
View
Another nice view of Mount Tam's peaks
View southeast
View southeast
End of the climb in sight
End of the climb is in sight
Approaching trees
Approaching border with Muir Woods
Junction
Junction with Deer Park Fire Road
View south
Last view south
     Heading into the woods
     Redwood and fir
Deer Park Fire Road
Deer Park Fire Road
Junction
Junction with Dipsea Trail
Another Dipsea junction
Another of the many Dipsea junctions
Deer Park Fire Road
Deer Park Fire Road
Junction
Junction with Ben Johnson Trail
California bay
California bay over the trail
Back in grassland
Back in grassland
Deer Park Fire Road
Deer Park Fire Road
View
View across the valley to Dias Ridge
Brief wooded stretch
Brief wooded stretch
Deer Park Fire Road
Deer Park Fire Road
Last Dipsea junction
Last Dipsea junction
Woods
Woods along the lower reaches of the fire road
     Milkmaids
     Milkmaids
Deer Park Fire Road
Deer Park Fire Road
Approaching the road
Approaching the road
End
End





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