Starting out right away along the Mayfair Ranch Trail I can tell the flowers are better than in past weeks. The filaree are bright and pink.
Geranium along the Mayfair Ranch Trail
Along the Mayfair Ranch Trail ridge.
Views from the ridge.
Dense clusters of Indian Warrior were infrequently spaced along the trail.
Fremont Star Lily.
Johnny Jump Up
Mayfair Ranch Trail
Looking over towards Bald Peaks, my next destination.
There are a few Enchanted Forest moments on this trail.
Baby Blue Eye
Indian Warrior among many.
Hybrid Shooting stars
More star lily.
This white blossomed bush smelled amazing.
Close up of the blossoms on the bush.
Looking down on the Longwall Canyon Trail that I am climbing.
Closer to Bald Peaks now.
What is this? The sun? The haze has finally faded away, but it's still humid.
Just below Bald Peaks.
Looking back on Loma Prieta, high point of the Santa Cruz Mountain range.
Looking across at the ridge I just hiked over - a few switchbacks are visible across the way.
The treacherous summit of Bald Peak.
Too cold for rattlesnakes, which are pretty much the only hazard on this peak.