Photos from a July 2000 hike at Santa Teresa County Park
(click on an image for a larger view)
Trailhead
Trailhead
Mines Trail
Mines Trail
Chamise
Chamise
Mines Trail
Mines Trail
Approaching junction
Approaching junction with Hidden Springs Trail
Oak
Oak
Hidden Springs Trail
Hidden Springs Trail
Poison oak
Poison oak
Gate
Gate
     Buckeye
     Buckeye
     Climbing
     Climbing
Approaching junction
Near junction with Ridge Trail
Black sage
Black sage
Dry pond
Dry pond
Hidden Springs Trail
Hidden Springs Trail
Junction
Junction with Coyote Peak Trail
Looking back
Looking back
Blue elderberry
Blue elderberry
Coyote Peak Trail
Coyote Peak Trail
Junction
Junction with Boundary Trail
View east
Looking east
Benches
Benches provide nice rest stops
View west
Looking west
Dropping back down to rejoin Coyote Peak Trail
Dropping back down to rejoin Coyote Peak Trail
Heading west
Heading west
Rocky Ridge Trail
Start of Rocky Ridge Trail
Path through grassland
Small path through the grassland
Clarkia
Clarkia, still blooming in July
Serpentine
Serpentine
Rocks on the side of the trail
Passing some rock piles
Rocky Ridge Trail
Rocky Ridge Trail
Crossing an old stone fenceline
Crossing an old-looking stone fence
Looking west
Looking west
Trailside gets even rockier
Trailside gets even rockier
Trail turns east
Trail turns back to the east
Big Oak Valley
Big Oak Valley
Another old fence line
Another old fence line
     Narrow stretch
     Narrow stretch
     Buckwheat
     A wild buckwheat
Dropping down to cross a creek
Dropping down to cross a creek
Black sage on the side of the trail
More black sage on the side of the trail
Poison oak lines the creekbed
Plenty of poison oak near the creekbed to the left
Lots of star thistle through here
Lots of yellow star thistle through here
Elderberry
A large blue elderberry tree, with the Sierra Azul in the background
Split
Trail split
Poison oak
Poison oak
Coffeeberry
California coffeeberry
Edging along a creek
Edging along a creek
Fig tree
Fig
Approaching a damp seep
Approaching a damp seep
Coffeeberry
This is the largest California coffeeberry "bush" I've ever seen
The return
Returning to the parking lots
Through the corral
Through the corral
One last look back
One last look back





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