Photos from a March 2002 hike on Mount Tamalpais
(click on any image for a larger view)
Side of street parking on Belvedere Avenue
Side of street parking on Belvedere Avenue
Start of the trail
Start of the trail
Bridge
Bridge
Creek
Creek
Matt Davis Trail
Matt Davis Trail
Junction
Junction; turn left
Junction
Junction; turn right
Bridge
Bridge
Switchback
Switchback
View
View
     Lupine
     Lupine
Chaparral
Stretch through chaparral
Back in the woods
Back in the woods
     Steps
     Steps
Steps
Steps
Waterfall
Waterfall
Trillium
Trillium
Matt Davis Trail
Matt Davis Trail
     Douglas fir
     Douglas fir
     Rooty
     Rooty
West facing slope
On the west-facing slope
Coralroot
Coralrrot
In grassland
In grassland
Heading south
Headingt southeast
West
West
Heading into a shaded gulch
Heading into a shaded gulch
Matt Davis Trail
Matt Davis Trail
Approaching junction
Approaching junction
A look back
A look back to the junction
Shaded canyon
Shaded canyon
Grassland
Grassland
Junction
Junction
Views uphill
View uphill to the ridgeline
Hawk
Hawk
Heading into the woods
Heading into the woods
     Calypso orchid
     Calypso orchid
Matt Davis Trail
Matt Davis Trail
     Red larkspur
     Red larkspur
Woods
This mixed woodland hosts flowers including hound's tongue and milkmaids in spring
Back out into sunlight
Back out into sunlight and grassland
Trail crosses Panoramic
Trail crosses Panoramic at the Pantoll Ranger Station
Start of Steep Ravine
Approaching the start of Steep Ravine Trail
Fenced
A series of fenced switchbacks
     Squeeze
     Between 2 redwoods
Steep Ravine Trail
Steep Ravine Trail
Ladder
At the top of the ladder
     Ladder and falls
     Ladder and falls
Notched redwood
A notched redwood permits passage
Trailside waterfall
Trailside waterfall
     Waterfall
     Waterfall
Descending
Descending
Junction
Junction with Dipsea
Junction
Junction with the other part of Dipsea
Another junction
Another junction; stay to the right
Yet another junction
Yet another junction
Dipsea Trail
Dipsea Trail
Junction
Junction
Descending
Descending
Poppies and wild radish
Poppies and wild radish frame a view back to the hills of Mount Tam
View north
Amazing view north of Stinson Beach and Point Reyes
A gnarled buckeye
Along the lower reaches of Dipsea, gnarled buckeyes sit beside a creek
Crossing Panoramic
Crossing Panoramic Highway
Dipsea
A continuation of Dipsea
Cottoneaster lines the trail
Shrubs of cottoneaster line the trail
Highway 1
Highway 1
Short stretch on the road
Short stretch on the road
Back at the trailhead
Back at the trailhead





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