Photos from an April 2000 hike at Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve
(click on any image for a larger view)
Trailhead
Trailhead
Cordilleras Trail
Cordilleras Trail, which runs along private property
     Salisfy
     Salisfy
Mule ear sunflowers
Mule ear sunflowers
Cordilleras Trail
Cordilleras Trail
Approaching junction
Approaching junction
Gate at preserve boundary
Gate marks the true preserve boundary
Bridge
Bridge
Polly Geraci Trail
Polly Geraci Trail
     Uphill
     Uphill
Banana slugs
Banana slugs
     Mission bells
     Mission bells
     Hound's tongue
     Hound's tongue
Late season Indian warrior
Weak, over-the-hill Indian warrior
Lovely shade
Nothing but shade
     Meadowrue?
     Meadowrue?
     Gooseberry
     Gooseberry
     Polly Geraci Trail
     Polly Geraci Trail
     Columbine
     Columbine
     Transition
     Transition
View north
View north
Edging through chaparral
Edging through chaparral
Rest bench
Rest bench
     Zigadene
     Zigadene
A bit more shade
A bit more shade
Blue witch nightshade
Bluewitch nightshade
     Madrones on trail
     Madrones on trail
Drifting into chaparral
Drifting into chaparral
Trail lined with chamise and manzanita
Trail lined with chamise and manzanita
Toyon
Toyon
Manzanita berries
Berries on manzanita
     Pitcher sage
     Fragrant pitcher sage
Looking back
Looking back
Monkeyflower
Monkeyflower
Elderberry
Elderberry
     Near end of trail
     Near end of trail
Junction
Junction
Looking back
Looking uphill on Hassler Trail
Downhill on Hassler
Downhill on Hassler, through the eucalyptus
View south
View south, with Edgewood Preserve visible
     Eucalyptus
     Eucalyptus
Approaching dog area
Approaching off-leash dog area
Entrance to off-leash dog area
Entry to dog heaven
     Yerba santa
     Yerba santa
Downhill
Downhill
Cacti
Cacti (since removed)
Hassler Trail
Hassler Trail
     Oleander
     Oleander (since removed)
     Broom, probably tagged for removal
     Broom
Cypress
A cypress
Unknown plant
Rockrose (since removed)
Approaching junction
Near junction
Start of Black Oak Trail
Start of Black Oak Trail
Descending through the trees
Through the trees
Broom in bloom
Flowering broom
Short open stretch
Short open stretch
     Rest bench
     Rest bench
Oak leaves
An oak
Switchbacks
Switchbacks keep the descent easy
End of the trail
The end of the trail





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