Pescadero Scenes

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This was another one of the rare times that I carry a camera on a run so I thought I’d share some California scenes. Nothing groundbreaking here, just a few nice photographs to enjoy!

Open douglas fir forest on the Coyote Ridge Trail

Open Douglas Fir forest on the Coyote Ridge Trail

The Santa Cruz Mountains are a giant playground for trail running. One of the best areas is little known Pescadero Creek County Park. Together with three smaller parks abutting the borders of Pescadero Creek Park and further links to the Skyline Ridge Parks and Big Basin, there is tens of thousands of acres of protected lands a short drive from the Bay Area metropolis. The best part about Pescadero is the variety, including old growth redwoods, ridge vistas, meadows, and stream crossings. The loop I did with Gary Gellin was 20.2 miles with 3,850 feet of climbing.

Pescadero Creek

Pescadero Creek, photo by Gary Gellin

Brook Loop Views

View from Brook Trail

Towne Fire Trail and Jack Brook Camp

Towne Fire Trail and Jack Brook Camp

Old growth along the Canyon Trail

Old growth along the Canyon Trail

Beautiful scene on the Tarwater Trail, photo by Gary Gellin

An abandoned rustic shed makes for a beautiful scene on the Tarwater Trail, photo by Gary Gellin

Gorgeous Views on the Tarwater Loop, photo by Gary Gellin

Gorgeous Views on the Tarwater Trail, photo by Gary Gellin

Old growth at Shaw Flat

Old growth at Shaw Flat

Giant Redwoods at Shaw Flat

Giant Redwoods at Shaw Flat

Shaw Flat

Shaw Flat

Pescadero Creek at Shaw Flat

Pescadero Creek at Shaw Flat

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One Response to “Pescadero Scenes”

  1. Buzz Says:

    Nice photos, very nice place. But it’s supposed to be 72 degrees in Boulder tomorrow, so I’m not complaining!

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