Photos from an August 2002 hike at Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline
(click on any image for a larger view)
Trailhead
Trailhead
Start
Start, near a picnic table
Gate
Gate
Rankin Park Trail
Rankin Park Trail
Ascending
Ascending through grassland, with a buckeye along the trail
Approaching junction
Approaching junction
Fire road
Still climbing, now on a fire road
Gate
Gate
Oaks along the trail
Oaks along the trail
Grassland
Grassland
Yellow flowers on the hillside
Yellow flowers on the hillside
A look back
A look back downhill
Rankin Park Trail
Rankin Park Trail
Junction
Junction
California Riding and Hiking Trail
California Riding and Hiking Trail
Approaching junction
Approaching junction
Franklin Ridge Loop Trail
Franklin Ridge Loop Trail
Approaching junction
Approaching junction
Descending
Descending
Oaks along the trail
Oaks along the trail
Approaching junction
Approaching junction
Steep section
Steep section
Franklin Ridge Loop Trail
Franklin Ridge Loop Trail
Back in grassland
Back in grassland
Junction
Junction
Path to viewpoint
Path to viewpoint
Hilltop
Hilltop
Bench
Bench
View
View
Return
Return to loop trail
Bench
Bench along the loop trail
Easy ascent
Easy ascent
View back
View back down the trail
View
View
Franklin Ridge Loop Trail
Franklin Ridge Loop Trail
Summer flowers
Summer flowers
Junction
Junction
California Riding and Hiking Trail
California Riding and Hiking Trail
Descending
Descending
Sunny stretch
Sunny stretch
Oaks along the trail
Oaks along the trail
Ash
Ash
Along a creekbed
Along a creekbed
Buckeye
Buckeye stands next to the trail
End
End





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