Photos from a February 2001 hike at Samuel P. Taylor State Park
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Park entrance
Park entrance
Picnic area
Picnic area
Bridge
Bridge crossing Papermill Creek
Gate
Gate
Junction
Junction with Pioneer Tree Trail
Tanoak
Tanoak
Papermill Creek
Papermill Creek
Fallen tree on trail
Fallen tree blocks trail
Junction with other end of Pioneer Tree Trail
Junction with other end of Pioneer Tree Trail
Bridge
Bridge crosses creek and road
Junction with Riding and Hiking Trail
Junction with Riding and Hiking Trail
Riding and Hiking Trail
Riding and Hiking Trail
Sunny stretch
Sunny stretch
Junction with Barnabe Trail
Junction with Barnabe Trail
Uphill
Uphill on Barnabe Trail
Broom-lined trail
Broom lined fire road
Silktassel
Silktassel
Douglas firs line the trail
Douglas firs line the trail
View west
View west
Steep
Steep
Viewpoint
Little viewpoint on the left side of the trail
Unmarked junction
Unmarked junction; stay straight on Barnabe Trail
Into grassland
Barnabe Trail enters grassland
View back to the southeast
View back, to the southeast
Fire lookout tops the mountain
Fire lookout perches on Barnabe Mountain's summit
View west
View west
Approaching junction
Approaching junction
View southwest
View encompasses lower reaches of Barnabe Trail as well as Bolinas Ridge
Downhill on Barnabe Trail
Descending on Barnabe Trail
Junction with Bill's Trail
Junction with Bill's Trail
Bill's Trail
Bill's Trail leaves grassland almost immediately
Into the woods
Into the woods
     Fences prevent shortcuts
Fences prevent shortcuts
First of many bridges
First of many bridges
     Many limbed California bay
     California bay
Mossy
Moss covers tree branches along this shady trail
     Maidenhair fern
     Maidenhair fern
Two more bridges
Two more bridges
     Flowering currant
     Flowering currant
     Milkmaids
     Milkmaids
     California nutmeg
     California nutmeg
Junction with path to Stairstep Falls
Junction with path to Stairstep Falls
Junction at Devil's Gulch
Junction at Devil's Gulch
     Riding and Hiking Trail
Riding and Hiking Trail
Looking uphill to Barnabe Mountain
View uphill to Barnabe Mountain
Junction with closed trail
Junction with closed trail
Junction with path to
Junction with path to Taylor Grave site
Climb to junction with Barnabe Trail
Climb to junction with Barnabe Trail
Junction
Junction with Barnabe Trail
Riding and Hiking Trail
Riding and Hiking Trail winds through chaparral
Trail heads under tree cover
Trail heads back under tree cover
     Hound's Tongue
     Hound's Tongue
Sharp drop through woods
Trail takes a sharp drop to near the road





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