The trail started off nice and flat. But this was Henry Coe, so we knew it wouldn't last.
This one followed the stream through Hunting Hollow.
Where we turned away from Hunting Hollow and started up a ridge.
There wasn't much shade along the ridge, so I appreciated brief scenic breaks in the hills like this.
Once we got up on the ridge the views opened up.
The long lasting winter has made the grass grow tall and dense
An abandoned ranch/homestead within park boundaries (with a good spring, too!)
Rolling hills along the ridge with Vasquez peak.
We camped right on top of the ridge
We were on some very unused trails that were so overgrown they were often hard to follow
Moo. Grazing land is interspersed within Henry Coe SP
A Red Velvet Ant.
An alligator lizard sunning himself on the trail
The rattle end of a baby rattlesnake who scooted off the trail as we walked by
View from the campsite, just below a ridge peak.
The grass was so high and there was nowhere to camp without matting it down
My tent in the tall grass. It made Dave sneeze a lot (the grass, not the Tarptent)
Dave's bug liner
Dave taking pictures of the bug liner for his BGT reports.
What are you looking at?
View of camp from peak just beyond.
Dave cooking dinner.
Dave crammed in the small end of the tarptent.