Photos from Point Reyes National Seashore: Sky Trail to Mount Wittenberg (click on any image for a larger version)
Sky Trailhead
Sky Trailhead
Gate at the trailhead
Gate marks the start of Sky Trail
Huckleberry
Huckleberry
     Honeysuckle
     Honeysuckle
     Thimbleberry
     Thimbleberry
     Hazelnut
     Hazelnut
Sky Trail, shaded by oaks
Sky Trail, under shade of oaks
     Tanoak
     Tanoak
Coyote brush
Coyote brush
Lupine
Lupine
Upper reaches of burn zone
Crossing through the upper reaches of the burned zone
     New growth bishop pines
New bishop pines, replacing the burned ones
Bishop pine
Bishop pine
Coffeeberry
California coffeeberry
     Douglas fir
     Douglas firs
     Trail takes a corner
     Trail takes a corner
View east
View east
Sky Trail
Sky Trail
Beautiful
I could hike all day on a trail this beautiful
Junction
Junction with Fire Lane Trail
Junction
Junction with Horse Trail
Salal
Salal
     After a few steps, the trai levels out
After a few steep steps, the trail levels out     
     Horse Trail
     Horse Trail
Rock
Rock
Beautiful piece of trail
A beautiful piece of trail
     Old Douglas fir
     Old Doug fir
     Poison oak
     Poison oak
     Chaparral
     Chaparral
     Douglas fir
     Douglas fir
     Coyote brush
     Coyote brush
Approaching junction
Approaching a junction
Trail heads into woods
After a short walk through grassland, the trail heads into the woods
     Douglas fir cones
     Cones on a Doug fir
Z Ranch Trail
Z Ranch Trail
View east
View east; the bare hill on the left is in the Mount Vision area
Deep shade
Deep shade; the thick trees have blocked any undergrowth
Approaching junction
Approaching a junction
Final stretch to the summit
The final stretch to the summit
View
What a view!
Climbing on Mount WIttenberg Trail
Climbing on Mount Wittenberg Trail
Crossing the old shortcut
Crossing the old eroded shortcut
A look back
A look back on the way uphill
Path lined with Douglas fir
Douglas firs lining the path
The summit
The rather disappointing summit
View southeast
View southeast from the summit
Departing from the junction
Leaving the junction on Mount Wittenberg Trail
Huckleberry
Huckleberry nestled beneath a Douglas fir
Mount Wittenberg Trail
Mount Wittenberg Trail; deer are often seen on this stretch of trail
     Junction
     Junction
Pretty shaded section
Pretty shaded section
     Snowberries
     Snowberries
Bisecting a hillside
Bisecting the same hillside traversed on Mount Wittenberg Trail, just lower down the hill
Approaching Sky Camp
Approaching Sky Camp, camp paths are visible
Monkeyflower
Monkeyflower
Glimpse of Drake's Bay
A glimpse of Drake's Bay
Sky Camp
Sky Camp
Near campsites
Campsites are on the left side, up the hill
Hazelnut
Hazelnut
Sky Trail
Sky Trail
Coffeeberry
Calfornia coffeeberry
Trees burned in 1995 fire
Scorched trees bear witness to the fire in 1995
Looking west
Looking west
Sky Trail
Sky Trail
Salal
Salal
Rock and roots
Rock and roots
Junction with Horse Trail
Junction with Horse Trail
Quail
Quail near the Bear Valley Visitor Center
 




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