Photos from a July 2002 hike at Stafford Lake County Park
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Trailhead
Trailhead
Starting out
Starting out
Paved park path
Paved park path
Trail turns to dirt
Trail turns to dirt
Through grassland
Through grassland
Near a picnic area
Near a picnic area
Creek crossing
Creek crossing
Through a meadow
Through a meadow
Junction
Junction; bear left
Ascending
Ascending
Woods
Short wooded stretch
Grassland
Grassland
Junction
Junction
Pocket of redwoods
Pocket of redwoods
Steps
Steps
View
View to Stafford Lake
Heading back into the woods
Heading back into the woods
Black oak
Black oak
New trail
New trail segment
More redwoods
More redwoods
Grassland
Grassland, again
Steps
Steps
Bench
Bench at the end of the trail, and near the park boundary
View
View north
Slight path
After returning to the previous junction, this is the continuation of the loop
Narrow
The trail was easy enough to follow until about here...
Lost
...when it simply disappeared
Two options
After a short overgrown section, two paths appear; the one to the right is part of the Disc Golf course
Faint path
The other path got more faint, then again, disappeared
Arrow points through the grassland
After a brief cross-county trek, I spotted a trail arrow
Through grassland
Through grassland
Bridge
Bridge
Flowers
Late blooming wildflowers
     Flower
     Boisduvalia
Trail
Here the path is as well-defined as a common deer trail
On the golf disc path
Maybe it was inevitable -- on the disc golf trail
Turkeys
Turkeys under a buckeye tree
Path
Nicely worn path
Returning
Returning
Walking back on the dirt road
Walking back on the dirt road
 




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