Photos from a June 2000 hike at Purisima Creek Redwoods O. S. P.
(click on any image for a larger view)
Trailhead
Trailhead
Cars parked in the preserve for a docent hike day
Cars are not normally parked back here; this was a docent hike day
Red elderberry
Red elderberry
Burning bush
Burning bush
Purisima Creek Trail
Purisima Creek Trail
Thimbleberry
Thimbleberry
     Alder
     Alder
Purisima Creek Trail
Purisima Creek Trail
Big leaf maple
Big leaf maple
     Yellow flowers
I think this is madia
Wood rose
Wood rose
Spring flowers
More flowers I don't know
Star flower
Star flower
     Purisima Creek Trail
     Purisima Creek Trail
Trillium
Trillium
     Huckleberry
     Huckleberry
Junction
Junction with Borden Hatch Mill Trail
Bridge out sign
Sign warning that the bridge is out at the end of the Grabtown Gulch Trail
Bridge
Bridge
Former junction with Grabtown Gulch Trail
The former junction with Grabtown Gulch Trail; the trail is now inaccesible
     Starting to climb
    Starting to climb a bit
Iris
Late blooming iris
Bridge
Bridge
     Blue witch nightshade
     Blue witch nightshade
     View across the creek
View across the creek
 Bridge
Bridge
     Purisima Creek Trail
     Purisima Creek Trail
Smiley face log
Someone at MROSD has a way with cut logs (I've seen this also at Monte Bello)
     Climbing
     Climbing for real
Junction
Junction
Start of Soda Gulch Trail
Start of Soda Gulch Trail
     Soda Gulch Trail
     Soda Gulch Trail
     Fallen tree
     Fallen tree
     Banana slug
     Banana slug
Bridge
Bridge
     Up and down
     Up and down
     Scorpionweed
     Scorpionweed
     Grassy stretch
     Grassy stretch
     About to head back under trees
About to head under trees
     Strawberry
     A ripe strawberry
Honeysuckle
Honeysuckle
     Unknown flowering plant
     California larkspur
View south
A view to the south
Ceanothus
Ceanothus
     Squeezing through redwoods
Squeezing through redwoods
Bridge
Bridge
     Another bridge
     Another bridge
     Soda Creek
     Soda Creek
     Slide area
     Slide area
     Dark redwood forest
     Dark redwood forest
     Another grassy area
    Another patch of grass
View west
View west
Yellow flowering plant
Don't know this one either
     Overgrown
     Overgrown!
     Rosilla
     Rosilla
Chaparral gives way to redwoods
Chaparral slopes in the foreground, redwood forest in the background
     Switchbacking uphill
     Switchbacking uphill
Madrones
A cluster of madrone
Continuing the climb
Continuing the climb
     Patch of paintbrush
     Patch of paintbrush
Junction
Junction with Harkins Ridge Trail
     Harkins Ridge Trail
     Harkins Ridge Trail
Looking north
Looking north
     Steep drop
     A steep drop
View west
View west
     Lupine
     Lupine
     Creambush
     Creambush
Future ascent visible
Looking ahead, with an ascent visible
     Colombine
     Columbine
North
Looking to the north
Looking back
Looking back
     Very steep section
     Very steep section
View
View
     More steepness
     More steepness
Final descent
Final descent
     Poison hemlock lines the trail
Poison hemlock lines the trail
     Hazelnut
     Hazelnut
Currant berries
Pink flowering currant, with a few berries visible
     Back into redwoods
     Redwoods again
Junction
Junction with Whittemore Gulch Trail
Last bridge
The last bridge, on the way back to the trailhead




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