Photographs from a February 2000 hike at Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve (click on any image for a larger view)
Trailhead
Trailhead
     Ridge Trail
     Ridge Trail
Uphill
Winding uphill
Looking south
Looking south
Bay Area Ridge Trail
Beautiful portion of the Bay Area Ridge Trail
Trail to Ancient Oaks
Trail to Ancient Oaks
Skyline Ridge
Skyline Ridge visible on the right side of the photo
Monte Bello
Monte Bello to the east
Bench with a view
A bench with a view
     Shaded section
     Shaded section
Approaching junction
Approaching junction
Junction
Junction with Ancient Oaks Trail
Edge of burn area
Right side of the trail was burned
West
West
Ancient Oaks Trail
Ancient Oaks Trail
Ocean view
Rolling hills, with the ocean in the background
Junction
Junction
     Under oaks
     Under the oaks
     Water basin in stump
     Nature's water basin
Looking ahead
Looking ahead
Trail
Trail
Edge of woods
The edge of the woods
Newt
Newt
     Under some trees
     Under some trees
Junction
Junction
     Seasonal waterfall
     Seasonal waterfall
Back into grassland
Emerging back into grassland
Mindego Hill
Mindego Hill
Uphill
Trail uphill
Looking north
Looking north
Junction
Junction at the crest of the hill
Through a rocky section
Through a rocky section
Mindego Hill
Mindego Hill
Looking north
Looking north
Ridge Trail
Ridge Trail
Curve
The trail curves around
Grassy hillside
Grassy hillside
Looking back
Looking back
Junction
Junction
View to Monte Bello
Looking to Monte Bello
     Side path
     Unnamed side trail
View to Skyline Ridge
Looking to Skyline Ridge
Returning to the trailhead
Returning to the trailhead





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