New Years Day 2009

Scott and I hiked all day, taking it easy, from headquarters out to the Berry Creek falls, then up the Howard King trail to Hihn Hammond road, then down to Middle Ridge and the parking lot. We did some cross country to a pair of tufoni caves (fairly large) along the way.

The drive over gave some interesting views of fog below the ridge, filling the valleys. We hiked in the sun nearly all day, although it was somewhat cool, it was a very pleasant hike. We topped out on the road after the cross country just in time to catch the sun setting into the clouds, with a nice view down to Waddell Beach.

These are all but the really bad shots, so you probably won't want to look at all of them in their larger forms...

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Full size images, 5 Mpixel (2560x1920) or 7 Mpixel (3072x2304) are available if you would like them. Taken with my Panasonic Lumix TZ3
All images Copyright © 2009 by Dave Olson unless otherwise noted.

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    Looking down from Hwy 9 towards Saratoga and the valley

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  7. Looking out over the San Lorenzo Valley, from Hwy 9 Sempervirens Point, last few from 236, just past China Grade

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  26. Hiking out to Berry Creek, via Skyline to the Sea trail

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  103. First view of the falls from Skyline to the Sea trail (lots of zoom)

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  109. Falls up close, with sunbows

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  138. Onward to the Howard King trail

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  152. On the Howard King trail

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  186. The Howard King Tree

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  194. Tufoni "caves"

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  202. Sunset, bench at Wheat Overlook on Hihn Hammond Road

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