Photos from an October 2001 hike at Olompali State Park
(click on any image for a larger view)
Trailhead
Trailhead
Start
Start
Heading toward the pomegranate hedge
Heading toward the pomegranate hedge
Pomegranate hedge
Pomegranate hedge
Pomegranate
Pomegranate
Path through the historical area
Path through the historical area
Peppertree
Peppertree?
Path curves left
Path curves left
Approaching the start of the hiking trail
Approaching the start of the hiking trail
Restored barn
Restored barn
Junction
Junction
Junction with other end of the loop trail
Junction with other end of the loop trail
Loop Trail
Loop Trail
Miwok Village
Miwok Village
Reconstructed historical building
Reconstructed historical Native American hut
     Madrone
     Madrone
Glimpse of a stone wall
Glimpse of a stone wall
Entering the woods
Entering the woods
Uphill
Uphill
New trail segment veers right
New trail segment veers right
Madrones and California bays line the trail
Madrones and California bays line the trail
Trail splits
Trail splits; bear left
Well graded trail
Well graded trail makes the ascent easy
End of the new trail segment
End of the new trail segment
Small grassy patch
Small grassy patch
Winding through the woods
Winding through the woods
Tall manzanita on the side of the trail
Tall manzanita on the side of the trail
Vegetation shifts
As you pass from one side of the hill to the other, you'll find more undergrowth along the trail
Loop Trail
Loop Trail
Approaching the junction
Approaching the junction
Junction
Junction
Junction with path to stone wall
Junction with path to stone wall
Path is marked "not a through trail"
Path is marked "not a through trail"
Ascending through oaks
Ascending through oaks
Gorgeous oak forest
Gorgeous oak forest
About to enter a meadow
About to enter a meadow
Path to stone wall
Path to stone wall
Park boundary
Park boundary
Stone wall
Stone wall
Returning through the meadow
Returning through the meadow
View
View east
Black oak leaves
Black oak leaves
Back on Loop Trail
Back on Loop Trail
Descending through a canyon
Descending through a canyon
Deer
Deer
Pretty Oregon oaks
Pretty Oregon oaks
Switchback
Switchback
Loop Trail
Loop Trail
     Manzanita
     Manzanita
Black oak and madrone
Black oak and madrone
Sunny stretch
Sunny stretch
Rocky descent
Rocky descent
Loop Trail
Loop Trail
Nice views through here
Nice views through here of the grassy hillside to the north
Oaks dot the hill
Oaks dot the hill
View downhill
View downhill to Miwok Village
Descending
Descending
Trail turns sharply left
Trail turns sharply left
View downhill to the trailhead
View downhill to the trailhead
Approaching junction
Approaching junction
Returning to the parking lot
Returning to the parking lot
End
End





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