I caught a coyote stalking ground squirrels
This stretch of trail was absolutely horrible. Never take Agua Caliente (BART) from the ridge down into Ed Levin (or the other way). Cows had torn it to pieces during the mud, which had hardened into ankle-breaking ripped up cement. No signage. Bleh.
Yeah, I'm sure bikes could go on this trail anyways.
Right. With the lock that doesn't work and the gate that falls open.
Left side: cow nommed. Right side: no cow nomming. Hm.
Now that I'm on the non-cow-nommed side of the gate, I see flowers again. Yay.
Bluebird on a fencepost
Sign about 1.5 miles in at the junction of Agua Caliente and Monument Peak Trails. It says 2 miles to Monument peak and 8 miles to Mission Peak. The Mission distance is inaccurate - it's actually 8 miles *round trip* from this point.
Watering trough. Lots of cattle roaming around this park.
Field of filaree
Poppies lining the trail
Lots of gliders out today.
HIllsides are still green, for now. Fremont below.
Blue eyed grass
Name: Bird's Eye Gilia (Gilia tricolor)
Location: Ed Levin County Park
Date: March 27, 2010
Hillsides of Poppies, blue dicks, birdseye gilia, and filaree.
Bird's Eye Gilia along the trail
Shortcut to the summit of Monument Peak (cut up from the gate right by Scott Creek)
The rather unremarkable summit of Monument Peak
But the views are sure nice.
Allison Peak (private)
Love the 'do.
In the summer, this would be a miserably hot hike. But in the spring time it's lovely. I didn't see a soul between Monument and Mission peaks (other than the cows, that is).
Peeking over towards Ohlone Wilderness
Mission Peak pops into view.