Photos from a January 2002 hike at Alto Bowl Open Space Preserve
(click on any image for a larger view)
TrailheadTrailhead Camino Alto
Walking along Camino Alto
Gate
Gate and trail entrance
Bob Middagh Trail
Bob Middagh Trail
     Poison oak
     Poison oak
     California bay
     California bay
Junction
Junction
Grassland
Grassland
Outcrop
Rock outcrop
Bob Middagh Trail
Bob Middagh Trail
Descent
Gently descending
Squeezing through broom
Squeezing through broom
Approaching houses
Approaching neighborhood
Damp
In winter the trail goes from damp...
Muddy
to downright muddy
Junction
Junction
Alto Bowl Fire Road
Alto Bowl Fire Road
Gate at the end of the trail
Gate at the end of the trail
Start of Horse Hill Trail
Start of Horse Hill Trail
Steep
Steep ascent
Junction
Bad photo, but at the crest of the hill, the trail veers right, across from the pole
Slight path
This slight path travels through grassland
View
View back past Camino Alto to Mount Tamalpais
Shade
Brief shaded stretch
     Hound's tongue
     Hound's tongue
Near a street
Trail runs near a street
Back into grassland
Back into grassland
Oak
A fallen oak, with Horse Hill in the background
Horse Hill Trail
Horse Hill Trail
Approaching gate
Approaching a gate
Gate
Entering Horse Hill
Split
Trails split
Coyote
Coyote
Coyote and horse
Coyote and horse (who paid him no mind)
View
View west
At the hilltop
At the hilltop, Horse Hill Fire Road continues downhill, but this is the turn-around point for this hike
View south
View south
Horse
One of the Horse Hill horses
Returning through the gate
Returning through the gate
Coyote
Coyote again
View
View, with 2 coyotes on the hillside
Coyotes
Here there are, a little closer
Return
Return, near the steep hill
DescentDescent
Alto Bowl Fire Road
Gate at Alto Bowl Fire Road
Junction
Junction with Bob Middagh Trail
Return
Return
Near Camino Alto
Near Camino Alto, the trail curves left, while a shortcut continues straight to the road
Return
Return
At the gate and Camino Alto
At the gate and Camino Alto





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