Point Reyes – Mt. Wittenberg to Meadow

 Mt. Wittenberg isn’t really all that much steeper than Old Pine or Meadow (coming from BVT heading to Sky Tr.) it’s not as scenic as Old Pine and there really isn’t a view. Worth it to get the peak, but Old Pine is nicer and Horse trail is more moderate of an ascent.

you get a few glimpse back East toward Olema

  

near the top (first signed junction) there’s an unsigned trail to the west that short cuts Z Traill and comes out at Sky and Z trail. on a clear day, the view from here would be nice

  

Meadow

 

Point Reyes – Bear Valley TH – Middle Loop

Bear Valley Trail to old Pine Trail to Sky Trail to Meadow Trail return to trailhead. I was going to do the coastal Trail but I couldn’t bear the traffic on Bear Valley. Instead I did a Middle Loop.

view from TH looking east

Bear Valley Trail. The portion I did was a wide crushed gravel road and very crowded.

  

After two earlier chances to escape the main BVT, I had to take another option. after a few minites of quiet, overgrown single track I found myself more at home on the Old Pine Trail.

  

saw a few of these lovlies along the way. anyone know the name?

  

beautiful mist and a few sprinkles. amazing difference 40 mins west of home.

  

the filtered light was amazing. the humidity was fogging up my glasses pretty good though.

  

the old pines

  

pt reyes if worth the trip even when it’s fogged in

  

green , almost boggy

  

meadow trail’s meadow. soil completly different here 1/2 mile from old pine trail.

 

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Some recent hikes

Here are some pictures from hikes since Lassen. All east Sonoma county. There were also some at Taylor Moubtain. 58 for the year so far.

Annadel SP – View towards Santa Rosa from the Rough Go or Cobblestone Trail. I didn’t filter this, my iPhone decided to make it like a watercolor.

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Post hike wine pickup at Matanzas Creek.IMG_3892.JPG

Acorn stash encountered while doing trail work on the East Slope of Sonoma Mountain.IMG_3906.JPG

Madrone on the new  (not yet open) East Slope Ridge Trail on Sonoma MountainIMG_3923.JPG

Trail ride in Jack London via Triple Creek Outfitters

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View from East Slope Ridge Trail. Soon to be part of Jack London SPIMG_3924.JPG

Red Barn Trail, Sugar Loaf SP. View back toward Mt. Tam. Could see SF and Mount Hamilton today.IMG_3974.JPG

Arboreal Salamander(?) – Annadel SP, South Burma Tr.IMG_3966.JPG

South Burma Trail, Annadel SPIMG_3953.JPG

Red Barn, Sugar Loaf SPIMG_3976.JPGFormer house(?) at Red Barn site. Sugarloaf SP

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