Photos from a January 2002 hike at Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve
(click on any image for a larger view)
Trailhead
Trailhead (Bald Mountain Trail is to the left here, not straight through the gate)
Start
Looking to Bald Mountain Trail from the parking area
Bald Mountain Trail
Bald Mountain Trail
     Manzanita
     Manzanita in bloom
Bald Mountain Trail
The wide trail slices across a chaparral-lined hillside
View south
View south to Loma Prieta
Toyon
Toyon
Winding past coyote brush
Winding past a coyote brush
Bald Mountain Trail
Bald Mountain Trail
Approaching the crest of Bald Mountain
Approaching the crest of Blad Mountain
Short ascent
Short ascent
Nothing but sky
I can't think of anything to write about this photo; I just love it
Shortcut paths
Shortcut paths
Approaching the viewpoint
Approaching the viewpoint
View to Almaden Quicksilver
View to Almaden Quicksilver
Almaden Reservoir
View to Almaden Reservoir, and the southern bit of Almaden Quicksilver
Loma Prieta
Loma Prieta
Returning
Returning, with a last view southeast
A kite
Northern harrier
View of Umunhum
Returning, with a dead-on view of Mount Umunhum
 




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