Photos from a March 2000 hike on Mount Tamalpais/Rock Spring Trailhead (click on any image for a larger view)

Starting out

Through the meadow

Junction with Simmons Trail
     Crossing a creek
     Crossing a creek
     Simmons Trail
     Simmons Trail

Junction with Benstein Trail
     About to enter the woods
About to enter the woods
     Trail along creek
     Trail along creek

Walking through a downed redwood

Ziesche Creek
     Bridge
     Bridge
     Creek
     Creek
     Heading uphill
     Heading uphill

Replica sign pointing the way to Barth's Retreat
     Uphill
     Simmons Trail

Leaving tree cover

Walking through chamise
     Simmons Trail
     Simmons Trail
     Looking back
     Looking back
     Trail narrows
     Trail narrows
     Narrow path
     Narrow path
     Nearing cypress
     Nearing cypresses
     Following the path
     Following the path
     Continuing uphill
     More uphill

Crest

North
     Woods
     Woods
     Remains of a replica sign
   Remains of another sign
     Creek crossing
     Stream crossing

Bench

Manzanitas and rock

Trail cuts through serpentine
     Simmons Trail
     Simmons Trail

Downhill

Barth's Retreat sign

Trail out of Barth's Retreat

Junction with Music Stand Trail

Looking back to Barth's Retreat

Music Stand Trail
     Woods
     Woods
     Creek crossing
     Crossing creek
     Descending
     Descending

Trail spur to Music Camp

Music Camp
     Rocks in creek
     Rocks in creek
     Trail narrows
     Trail narrows
     Squeezing past a boulder
  Squeezing past a boulder
     Looking back uphill
     Looking back uphill

Junction with High Marsh Trail
     Through manzanitas
     Through manzanitas


View north


Mossy rocks
     Swede George Creek
    Swede George Creek
     Waterfall
     Waterfall

Junction with Swede George Trail

Little swampy pond

Junction with Kent and Azalea Meadow Trails
     Madrone bridge
     Madrone bridge

East Fork of Swede George Creek
     Azalea Meadow Trail
    Azalea Meadow Trail

Uphill along the creek

Madrones and huckleberry bushes

Junction with Cross Country Boys Trail

Potrero

The Meadow

Potrero

Rock Spring-Lagunitas Fire Road
     Uphill
     Uphill through oaks
     Uphill
     Uphill

Junction with Benstein Trail

Fallen douglas fir on the side of the Benstein Trail

Passing through serpentine
     Bridge
     Bridge
     Looking upstream
     Looking upstream

Junction with spur to Mountain Theater
     Looking back
     Looking back
     Madrone
     Madrone
     Looking back up stairs
Looking back up rock steps
     Junction
Junction with Simmons Trail





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