Photos from a September 2000 hike at Grant County Park  
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Trailhead
Trailhead
Approaching start of the Hotel Trail
Approaching start of the Hotel Trail
Walnut tree
Walnut tree
Trail split
Trail split
Oak
Oak
Junction
Junction
Hotel Trail
Hotel Trail
Gate
Gate
Crossing Mount Hamilton Road
Crossing Mount Hamilton Road
Yerba Buena Trail
Yerba Buena Trial
Junction
Junction with Lakeview Trail
Grant Lake
Grant Lake
Approaching junction
Approaching junction
      Brief downhill
      Brief downhill
     Coast live oak
     Coast live oak
Junction
Junction with Canal Trail
Junction
Junction with Los Huecos Trail
Halls Valley Trail
Halls Valley Trail
     Coffeeberry
     California coffeeberry
Snowberries and poison oak
Common snowberries mixed throughout poison oak
Coffeeberries
Coffeeberries
Uphill
Uphill
     California bay
     California bay
Black oak
Black oak
     Honeysuckle
     Honeysuckle
About to cross creek
About to cross creek
     Seasonal creekbed
     Seasonal creekbed
Little bit of chaparral
Little bit of chaparral
     Sagebrush
     Sagebrush
Oak grassland
Oak grassland
     Poison oak
     Poison oak
Oaks
Oaks
Oak
Oak
Halls Valley Trail
Halls Valley Trail
Uphill
Uphill
Ridge seems close, but it's not
Ridge seems close, but you're not quite there yet
North
North
     Blue oak
     Blue oak
Still not there
Still not there
View back downhill
Looking back downhill
Downhill stretch
Downhill!
Buckeye
California buckeye
Last ascent on this trail
Last ascent (on this trail)
Approaching junction
Approaching junction
Junction
Junction with Cañada de Pala Trail
Looking back, to the north
Looking back, to the north
View to Grant Lake
View of Grant Lake
Winding uphill
Winding uphill
Junction
Junction with Los Huecos Trail
Gate
Gate
Bare stretch
Bare stretch
     Tarweed
     Tarweed?
Flowers and view
Yellow flowers and view west to the Santa Cruz Mountains
View to Lick Observatory
Mount Hamilton's Lick Observatory visible to the east
Canada de Pala Trail
Cañada de Pala Trail
Windmill downslope
A windmill nestled among the flower covered hillside
Yellow and blue flowers mix to create a greenish hue
Yellow flowers mixed with blue flowers combine to create a greenish swale
Approaching junction
Approaching junction with Yerba Buena Trail
Last view from ridge
Last view from the ridge
Starting downhill
Starting downhill
Angling alongside a canyon
Angling alongside a canyon
Brief uphill
Brief uphill
Steep downhill
Steep downhill
View to Bass Lake
View of Bass Lake, to the west
Yerba Buena Trail
Yerba Buena Trail
Approaching junction
Approaching junction and Mount Hamilton Road
Continuing along the road
Yerba Buena Trail continues along the road
Yerba Buena Trail
Yerba Buena Trail
Rocks and oaks trailside
Rocks on one side of the trail, oaks on both sides
Trail dips and climbs one more time
Trail dips, then climbs one more time
Approaching junction
Approaching junction with Hotel Trail
Wild pigs
Wild pigs taking a siesta in the shade
 












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