Photos from an August 2002 hike at Tomales Point
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Trailhead
Trailhead
Start
Start
Skirting the ranch buildings
Skirting the old ranch buildings
Tomales Point Trail
Tomales Point Trail
Northern harrier
Northern harrier
Along the bluffs
Along the bluffs
Summer flowers
Summer flowers
View north
View north
Approaching the first hill
Approaching the first hill
Elk in Windy Gap
A herd of 50 elk in Windy Gap
Elk
Elk
Ascending
Ascending
View east to Tom's Point
View east to Tom's Point
On top of the ridge
North on the ridge
Descending
Descending
     Hooded lady's tresses
     Hooded lady's tresses
The next hill is visible
The next hill is visible in the distance
View east to Dillon Beach
A view from the trail, east to Dillon Beach
Cypress and eucalyptus trees
Cypress and eucalyptus trees at Lower Pierce Ranch (site)
Ascending again
Ascending again
Salmonberry
Salmonberry
Tomales Point Trail
Tomales Point Trail
Elk
Elk
Sign
Trail sign
Sand
Goody! Loose sand!
Yellow bush lupine along the trail
Yellow bush lupines crowd the trail
Descending toward the point
Descending toward the point
Sandy
Another sandy section
Last stretch
Last stretch
At the point
At the point, a path descends to the sea, if you dare
View from the edge of the bluff
View from the bluff's edge
View south
View south along the coast
View south
Looking back to the south, the trail is nearly obscured
Returning
Returning
Returning
Returning
Elk
Elk
Returning
Returning
Returning
Returning
View down to McClure's Beach
View down to McClure's Beach





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