Photos from a March 2000 hike at Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park
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Trailhead
Trailhead
Starting out
Starting Out
Oak Tree Trail
Oak Tree Trail
Uphill
Uphill
Junction
Junction with Woodland Trail
     Woodland Trail
     Woodland Trail
Poison oak
Shrub of poison oak
Buttercups
California buttercups growing beneath the trees
     Under oaks
     Under the oaks
Grassland
Entering grassland on the Woodland Trail
Meadow
Meadow

Looking back
Looking back

Split
A shortcut heads left; the official trail veers right
Dodging the shade on the edge of the meadow
Dodging the shade on the edge of the meadow
Running along Oak Tree Trail
Running along Oak Tree Trail
Looking back
Looking back to junction with Oak Tree Trail
Junction
Junction
Signpost
Signpost
Looking back to junction
Looking back to junction
View south
The view south
Ridgeline Trail
Ridgeline Trail
Hillside
Hillside
First glimpse of olive grove
First glimpse of olive grove
     Blue-eyed grass
     Blue-eyed grass
Junction
Junction with spur to Olive Grove Trail
Edging along olive grove
Edging along olive grove
Junction with Olive Grove Trail
Junction with Olive Grove Trail
Looking back
Looking back
Olive tree
Olive tree
Junction
Junction with spur to Thermalito Trail
Olive Grove Trail
Olive Grove Trail continues through the trees
Junction
Junction with Thermalito Trail
Thermalito Trail
Thermalito Trail
Through the bottom of a mini canyon
Through the bottom of a mini canyon
Flower dotted meadow
Flower dotted meadow
Johnny-jump-ups
Johnny-jump-ups
Passing some buckeyes
Passing alongside some buckeyes
Looking back to a pond
Looking back to a pond popular with cows
Looking back
Looking back down the trail
Approaching junction
Approaching the junction with a spur to Ridgeline Trail
     Bluedicks
     Bluedicks
Thermalito Trail
Thermalito Trail
     Around the hill
     Around the hill
     Woodpecker's tree
     Woodpeckers' tree
Junction
Junction with spur to Ridgeline Trail
     Uphill
     Uphill
Near junction
Near junction
Climbing to crest
Climbing to crest
Roller coaster stretch
Roller coaster stretch
Mount Diablo
Mount Diablo, across the Dublin/San Ramon valley
Looking back
Looking back from the turnaround point
     Tiny flowers include redmaids
     Tiny redmaids
 Ridgeline Trail
Ridgeline Trail
Descending on Ridgeline
Descending on Ridgeline
Split with side trail
Split with side trail
Junction
Junction with spur to Olive Grove Trail
Sagebrush
Sagebrush
Olives
Olives on a tree
Ridgeline cutting through olive trees
Ridgeline cutting through olive trees
     Downhill
     Downhill
Side trails score grassland
Side trails score the grassland
About to head into the trees
About to head into the trees
Descending on Oak Tree Trail
Descending on Oak Tree Trail
Sycamore
Sycamore tree
Downhill
Downhill
Nearing trailhead
Under oak trees, nearing trailhead

 





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