Photos from a June 2000 hike at Arastradero Preserve
(click on any image for a larger view)
Trailhead
Trailhead
Along the road
Running along the road
Crossing the road
Crossing the road (watch out for those Porsches and Ferraris)
Corte Madera Trail
Corte Madera Trail
A path breaks off to the left
A path breaks off to the left
Wild roses
This clump of wild roses is spectacular in the fall
Plum tree?
Plum tree, I think
      Moth mullein
      Moth mullein
     Elderberry tree
     Elderberry tree
     Corte Madera Trail
     Corte Madera Trail
     Common snowberries
     Common snowberries
Cottontails
Cottontails in the trail
Crossing Corte Madera Creek
Crossing Corte Madera Creek
Corte Madera Trail
Corte Madera Trail
     Clarkia
     Clarkia
Clarkia in dry grass
You can hardly tell, but there's a plethora of clarkia in that there grass
Corte Madera Trail
Corte Madera Trail
Bridge crossing
Bridge crossing
Cattails screen the lake
Cattails screen the lake
Path breaks off to the right
Barely visible path breaks off the right
Narrow path around lake
The narrow path around the lake
     Lots of poison oak through here
     Lots of poison oak here
Arastradero Lake
A look at the lake
     Riparian section
     Riparian section
     Looking back
     Looking back
Back on Corte Madera Trail
Back on Corte Madera Trail
Banana slug
Banana slug
     Dock
     Dock
Ascent
A rare ascent
Old routing of Acorn
Near the old routing of the Acorn Trail
Gopher snake
A perfectly camouflaged baby gopher snake
Mariposa lily
A white mariposa lily; looks like someone took a bite or two out of it
     Acorn Trail
     Acorn Trail
Pitcher sage
Pitcher sage
Acorn Trail
Acorn Trail
Looking west
Looking west
Heading downhill
Heading downhill
Pearly everlasting
Pearly everlasting
View east
A view east
Descending to junction
Descending to junction
Signpost
Signpost at junction
Meadowlark Trail
Meadowlark Trail
One lone dead oak juts up in the grassland
One lone dead oak juts up in the grassland
A few green patches in a sea of dry grass
A few green patches persist among the dry grass
A look back uphill
A look back uphill
Approaching junction
Approaching junction with Corte Madera Trail





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