Photos from a December 1999 hike at Castle Rock State Park
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     Creek crossing
     Creek Crossing
     Insect patterns on madrone
Insect patterns on madrone
Rock formation crowds the trail
Rock formation crowding onto the trail
     Creekbed
     Creekbed
     Ridge Trail passes a white boulder
Trail past white boulder
     Emerging into chaparral
Emerging into chaparral
     Roots sprawl across the trail like swollen snakes
Roots cross the trail
     Near the base of Goat Rock
     Near Goat Rock
View from Ridge Trail
An amazing view from the Ridge Trail
View west
Towards the ocean
     Halfway up to Goat Rock
Halfway up to Goat Rock
     Weathered rock
Weathered rock
Following the signs uphill
Following the signpost
     Trail to Interpretive Center
Trail to Intrepretive Center
     After Interpretive Center
After Intrepretive Center
Oak meadow
Oak meadow
     Heading downhill
Heading downhill
     Past some madrones
Past some madrones
     Colorful oak foliage
Colorful foliage
Junction
Junction with Saratoga Gap Trail
     Slight ascent
     Uphill
Black oaks and view
Yet another breathtaking view
Rock-studded hilltop
Rock studded hilltop
     Manzanitas and chamise
Manzanitas and chamise
Bench and bridge
Bench and bridge
     Madrone curls
     Madrone curls
     Through chaparral
     Through chaparral
     A rocky spot
     A rocky spot
View north
North
     Chaparral and rocks
Chaparral and rocks
     Squeezing past two rocks
Squeezing through rocks
     Oak and mossy rocks
Oak and mossy rocks
Top of the falls
Top of the waterfall
     Another tight squeeze
Another tight squeeze
     Castle Rock
     Castle Rock
Castle Rock
Castle Rock's wave
More rocks
More rocks
     Trees
     Trees





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