Photos from a May 2002 hike at Skywalker Easement
(click on any image for a larger view)
Trailhead
Trailhead on the side of Lucas Valley Road, at Big Rock
Entrance
The entrance is a double stile
Flowers
Flowers near the trailhead
Tarweed
Tarweed?
Flowers
Another shot of the flowers
     Creamsacs
     Creamsacs
Ascending
Ascending through serpentine rock
     Unknown flower
     Blue field gilia
Douglas' sandwort
Douglas' sandwort
     Unknown flower
     Another unknown
The steady ascent
The steady ascent
A nearly level stretch
A nearly level stretch
Junction
Junction with a private fire road
Honeysuckle
Honeysuckle twining through poison oak
     Linanthus
     Linanthus
     Linanthus
     Linanthus
A few trees on the sides of the trail
A few coast live oak and California bay line the trail
Along the ridge
Along the ridge
Gate
Gate
View
View
Junction
Junction with a private fire road
VIew
View
Heading to the top
Heading to the top
View to Lucas Valley Open Space Preserve
View to Lucas Valley Open Space Preserve's steep Luiz Fire Road
View to Mount Tam
View to Mount Tam, near a junction with a private fire road
Looking south
At the top of Loma Alta, looking (and heading) south
Descending
Descending
Gulch
Blue flax coloring the hillside of this gulch light blue
Vulture
Vulture
View
View downhill to the south, to a Loma Alta trail
Curving downhill
Curving downhill
End of the easement
End of the easement
Gate
Loma Alta Open Space Preserve gate
Returning
Returning uphill
Returning uphill
This climb seems a lot further on the return
Returning
Returning, with Big Rock Ridge in the distance
Descending
Descending
Butterfly
Butterfly
Return
Returning
Returning
Returning
Returning
Returning
Big Rock
A look downhill, to the trailhead and Big Rock





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