Photos from a February 2002 hike at Picchetti Ranch Open Space Preserve
(click on any image for a larger view)
TrailheadTrailhead Near winery
Heading toward the winery
     Peacock
     Peacock
Trail
Skirting the winery grounds
Another peacock
Another peacock
Bridge
Bridge
Merging into Zinfandel Trail
Merging into Zinfandel Trail
Walnut tree
Walnut tree
Zinfandel Trail
Zinfandel Trail
     Apricot
     Apricot blossoms
Cottontail
Cottontail
Junction
Junction with Orchard Loop Trail
Junction
Junction with Bear Meadow Trail
Pond
Pond
Junction
Junction with Orchard Loop Trail
Zinfandel Trail
Continuing on Zinfandel Trail
Oaks and grassland
Oaks and grassland
Heading into the woods
Heading into the woods
Mixed woodland
Mixed woodland
California bays, arching across the trail
California bays, arching across the trail
Coast live oak
Coast live oak
Chaparral
Brief tour through chaparral
View ahead
View ahead
Woods
Back in the woods
Chaparral again
Chaparral again
Buckeye
Buckeye
Bridge
Bridge and creek crossing
Creek
Creek
Uphill
Uphill
     Nutmeg
     Nutmeg
Chaparral
Ascending back into chaparral
Holly leaf cherry
Holly leaf cherry
Creambush
Creambush
View
View
Turn around point
Turn around point
Orchard Loop Trail
Back on Orchard Loop Trail
Elderberry
Elderberry
Willow
Willow
Descending
Descending to a junction with Bear Meadow Trail
Junction
Junction
Trail
Trail
Pitcher sage
Pitcher sage
Rejoining the main trail
Rejoining the main trail
Junction
Junction with Bear Meadow Trail
     Silktassel
     Silktassel
Junction
Junction
Ascending
Ascending
Steep
Steep
     Currant
     Flowering currant
Junction
Junction
Path to viewpoint
Path to viewpoint
Coast live oaks
Coast live oaks on the hilltop
Trail continues to the pond
Trail continues to the pond, but instead walk right to the viewpoint
View back down to the orchard
View back down to the orchard
Returning to Orchard Loop Trail
Returning to Orchard Loop Trail
Descending
Descending back to Zinfandel Trail
     Peacock
     Peacock again
Blossoms
Blossoms on a tree near the parking lot; plum?





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