Photos from a March 2001 hike at Windy Hill Open Space Preserve (Hamms Gulch/Spring Ridge Loop)
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Parking lot
Trailhead
Starting out
Starting out
Junction
Junction
Sausal Pond
Sausal Pond
Trail past pond
Trail past Sausal Pond
Oak
New leaves on an oak tree
Climbing
Climbing slightly
Approaching junction
Approaching junction
Under oaks
Approaching junction
Junction
Junction
Strawberry
Strawberry
     Poison oak and bluedicks
   Poison oak and bluedicks

Hamms Gulch Trail
New black oak leaves
New leaves on a black oak
Into the woods
Into the woods
     Buckeye
     Buckeye
Snowberry
Snowberry
     Creek crossing
     Creek crossing
Starting a slight climb
Starting a slight climb
Junction
Junction
     Shooting stars
     Shooting stars
Ascending
Ascending
     Redwoods
     Redwoods
     Milkmaids
     Milkmaids
Chaparral
Chaparral
     Leatherwood
     Leatherwood
Back in the woods
Back in the woods
View
View uphill
Slim solomon's seal?
Slim solomon's seal?
Hamms Gulch Trail
Hamms Gulch Trail
     Hound's tongue
     Hound's tongue
Madrones on the sides of the trail
Madrones on the sides of the trail
Gooseberry
Gooseberry
Trillium
Giant trillium
Grassy
Grassy sloping meadow
Edging across the bottom of the meadow
Edging along the bottom of the meadow
Rustic bench at creek crossing
Rustic bench at creek crossing
Climbing
Climbing
Tanoak
Tanoak
Hamms Gulch Trail
Hamms Gulch Trail
Maples
Maples along the trail
New maple leaves
New maple leaves
Trillium
Trillium
Still climbing
Still climbing
Currant
Currant
Junction
Junction
     Douglas fir
     Douglas fir
Lost Trail
Lost Trail
Currant
Currant
View across the mouth of Hamms Gulch
View across the mouth of Hamms Gulch
Lost Trail
Lost Trail
Mule ear sunflowers
Mule ear sunflowers
Through grassland
Into grassland
Poppy
Poppy
Fiddlenecks
Fiddlenecks
Approaching the Skyline Boulevard trailhead
Approaching the Skyline Boulevard trailhead
Anniversary Trail
Anniversary Trail
Split
Split; hikers stay to the right
Climbing
Climbing
Checkerbloom and poppy
Checker-bloom and poppy
On the east face
On the hill's east face
View east
View east
Approaching junction
Approaching junction
Junction
Junction
Descent
Descending, at last
Spring Ridge Trail
Spring Ridge Trail
Under oaks
Under oaks
View downhill
View downhill
Scarlet pimpernel
Scarlet pimpernel
Down
Down
View back uphill
A look back uphill
     Redmaids
     Redmaids
Blue-eyed grass
Blue-eyed grass
Maple
Maple
Junction
Junction
     Lupines
     Lupines
Shade from oaks
Shade from oaks
Junction
Junction
Sausal Trail
Sausal Trail
Descending along a meadow
Descending along a meadow
     Poison hemlock lines the trail
     Poison hemlock
Curve at the preserve boundary
A curve at the preserve boundary
Sausal Trail
Sausal Trail

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