Photos from a January 2001 hike at El Sereno Open Space Preserve
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The trailhead at El Sereno
Trailhead, which is nothing more than a pullout
Approaching the gate
Open space gate marks the preserve entrance
View south
A look back from the gate
The unnamed trail
The unnamed trail
Detail of toyon leaves
Toyon leaves
Manzanita
Manzanita
View back
View back to the south and west
Wartleaf ceanothus
Wartleaf ceanothus
Junction
Junction
View south to Mount Umunhum
View south to Mount Umunhum
Coyote brush
Coyote brush

Trail and view
A glimpse of what's to come
A glimpse of your coming journey
Downhill
Brief descent
Trail levels out
Trail flattens out
Suddenly in the shade
Suddenly you turn a corner a find yourself in shade
Silk-tassel
Silk-tassel
Beneath California bays
Under California bays
California bay blossoms
California bay in bloom
View of Umunhum
Umunhum
Chamise, with Umunhum in the background
Chamise, with Umunhum in the background
A sharp switchback
A sharp switchback
Bicycle tracks cut into the hill
Bicycle tracks cut into the hillside
The descent
The descent
Ceanothus
Ceanothus





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