Photos from a May 2000 hike at Wildcat Canyon Regional Park
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Trailhead
Trailhead
Hike begins on pavement
Start out pounding the pavement
     Baby blue eyes
     Baby blue eyes
Wildcat Creek Trail
Wildcat Creek Trail
     Vetch
     Vetch on a hillside
Not a junction
Not a junction
Grassy picnic area
Grassy picnic area, off the right side of the trail
Approaching a junction
Approaching a junction
Belgum Trail
Belgum starts uphill
Broom
Vibrant broom
      Bellardia
      Bellardia
Looking back
Looking back
Poison oak
Huge clump of poison oak
A short descent
Trail begins a short descent
Looking northeast
Looking northeast
Lupine
Lupine
Clover and birdfoot lotus
Carpet of clover and birdsfoot lotus
      Poison hemlock
      Poison hemlock
Pretty stretch of trail
Pretty stretch
Mustard patch
Patch of mustard on the side of the trail
Junction with Mezue Trail
Junction with Mezue Trail
Gate, then a climb
Gate, then a climb
Rutted dirt trail
Rutted dirt trail
Flowers in the grass
Flowers in the grass
Mustard
Mustard and thistles
Looking back downhill
Looking back downhill, with Havey Canyon Trail visible
Cardoons and mustard
Cardoons and mustard
Landslide area
Landslide area
Pretty spring scene
Really lovely section of trail
      Mustard
      Mustard
Still climbing
Leaving the mustard behind
View northwest
A view to the northwest
View
Another
Steeper
Climbing intensifies
Cow watering hole
Cow watering hole
Oaks line the trail
A few oaks line the trail
Mezue Trail
Mezue Trail keeps climbing
Cow parsnip
Cow parsnip
Gap in the fence
A gap in the fence
Skirting a hill
Skirting a hill
Still climbing
Up
Yellow flowers
Yellow flowers
Glimpse of Diablo
First glimpse of Diablo
Looking back
Looking back to Mezue Trail, with Tam in the distance
Birdsfoot lotus
Birdsfoot lotus
San Pablo Reservoir
San Pablo Reservoir
Looking back
Looking back to junction
Climbing
More climbing
Roller coaster
Roller coaster reaches the top of the first incline
View to Diablo
Diablo visible in the distance, with Old Nimitz Way in the foreground
High point
At the hike's high point, 1057 feet
The harsh descent
Beginning a harsh descent
      Cow path?
      Cow path?
Roller coaster
More gentle climbing and ascending
Looking back to the peak
Looking back to the peak
Another steep section
Start of another steep section
     Steep
     Steep!
Grassland
After a descent, more climbing
Looking back
Looking back
Trail splits
Trail splits
Bench with a view
A bench with a view
Trees on the ridge line
A line of trees emphasizes the curve of the ridge line
Near a former settlement
Nearing the former settlement
Palm and cows
Palm tree and cows
Belgum Trail
Belgum Trail winds around some walnut trees
Approaching a gate
Approaching a gate
Descending to meet Wildcat Creek Trail
Descending to meet Wildcat Creek Trail





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