Photos from hike at Big Basin Redwoods State Park, November 12, 2006

This hike was the fourth 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 again perfect for the hike, sunny and warm, although coler than last week. The plan was to hike the Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail from Waddel Beach to Berry Creek Falls, then return to the beach.

Across Highway 9 from the beach, waiting to go. Click for full resolution image

The trail up the hillside. Bikes and horses take the road. Click for full resolution image

Looking back toward the ocean. Click for full resolution image

Enchanted buckeye forest. Click for full resolution image

Back on the fire-road. Click for full resolution image

The fall/winter light is very nice. Click for full resolution image

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Some crossed at the ford. Click for full resolution image

Others use the bridge. Click for full resolution image

After the crossing we take a break. Click for full resolution image

On the trail (road) again. Click for full resolution image

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Many years ago, when I crossed here, three mermaids were adorning these rocks. Click for full resolution image

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Don't hestate, go for it. Click for full resolution image

At the falls at .last. Click for full resolution image

Quit a little rainbow. Click for full resolution image

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Some find a sunnier spot for lunch. Click for full resolution image

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Back over that funny bridge. Click for full resolution image

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Almost back and the light is low. Click for full resolution image

What a neat house! Click for full resolution image

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This page updated 11/09/06

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