Photos from a March 2002 hike at Almaden Quicksilver County Park
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Trailhead
Trailhead
Mine Hill Trail
Valley oaks at the start of Mine Hill Trail
Bluedicks
Bluedicks

Mine Hill Trail
Buttercups on the side of the trail
Buttercups on the side of the trail
Junction
Junction with English Camp and Hacienda trails
View east
View east
Junction
Cape Horn Pass and junction
Cape Horn Pass
Cape Horn Pass
Start of Randol Trail
Start of Randol Trail
Saxifrage
Saxifrage on the side of the trail
Randol Trail
Randol Trail
Near old Day Tunnel
Rock piles near Day Tunnel
Junction
Junction with Day Tunnel Trail
Mining debris
Debris near Buena Vista Shaft
Junction
Junction with Santa Isabel Trail
     Padre's shooting star
     Padre's shooting star
Shade
Under the shade of California bays
Blue oaks
Blue oaks along the trail
Johnny jump ups
Johnny-jump-ups
Baby blue eyes
Baby blue eyes
Randol Trail
Randol Trail
View
View across the canyon
Deer
Deer on the trail
Indian warrior
Indian warrior
Sunny stretch
Sunny stretch
Black sage
Black sage
Randol Trail
Randol Trail
     Manzanita
     A tall manzanita
Grassland
Entering grassland
View east
View east
Junction
Junction with Prospect #3 Trail
Prospect #3 Trail
Prospect #3 Trail
Ascending through black and clue oaks
Ascending through black and blue oaks
Flowers in the grassland
Flowers in the grassland
     Small flowered linanthus
     Linanthus parviflorus
View back to the east
View back to the east
     Prospect #3 Trail
     In the woods
Junction
Junction with Mine Hill Trail
Mine Hill Trail
Mine Hill Trail
West west
View west to Mount Umunhum
Ascending along the ridge
Ascending along the ridge
Shaded stretch
Shaded stretch
Mine Hill Trail
Back in grassy chaparral
Catherine Tunnel Trail
A look down Catherine Tunnel Trail
Bull Run
Approaching Bull Run and a junction
View downhill to the west
View downhill to the west
Castillero Trail
Castillero Trail
Rattlesnake
Rattlesnake on the trail
View to Bald Mountain
View west to Bald Mountain
Blooming madrone
Blooming madrone
Castillero Trail
Castillero Trail
Broom lines the trail
Broom lines the trail
Beginning a descent
Beginning a descent
Old mine
Old mine
Curve
Trail curves left near this tall eucalyptus tree
Descending
Descending
English Camp
Approaching the remains of English Camp
Remains
Some of the last standing buildings of English Camp
English Camp Trail
English Camp Trail
Junction
Unsigned junction
Manzanitas line the trail
Manzanitas line the trail
     Lupine
     Lupine
Clematis
Clematis
English Camp Trail
English Camp Trail
     Junction
     Junction
View on the return
View on the return down Mine Hill Trail
Returning
Returning
Returning
Returning
Back at the trailhead
Back at the trailhead





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