Photos from hike at Big Basin Redwoods State Park, November 5, 2006

This hike was the third leg of the Skyline-to-the-Sea series — Big Basin headquarters to Berry Creek Falls. We hiked this series to honor the memory of Tony Look who passed away August 5 this year. Tony — among all his other accomplishments — was instrumental in organizing the construction of the Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail in 1969 in one weekend by 2,500 volunteers.

The four legs of the series are:
  • 1. Saratoga Gap to Waterman Gap
  • 2. Waterman Gap to park headquarters
  • 3. Park headquarters to Berry Creek Falls (and back).
  • 4. Berry Creek Falls to Waddell Beach (Starting at the beach and returning there.

The weather was perfect for the hike, sunny and warm, although a little cool when we started from park headquarters. There had been ample rain during the week and the dust had all been laid and the colors were particularly vivid. The plan was to hike the Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail to Berry Creek Falls, then continue on up to meet the Sunset Trail and return to park headquarters that way

At park headquarters, waiting to go. Click for full resolution image

A new bridge over Opal Creek -- not yet quite open. The old bridge was destroyed by tree-fall. Click for full resolution image

A view of the same bridge from the other side of the creek. Click for full resolution image

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Some nice trail work Click for full resolution image

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This page updated 11/09/06

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