Henry Coe: Northeast End Part 2 - May 2017
May 2-7, 2017. California Coast Range. A long loop from the Park Headquarters to the far northeastern reaches of the park including the Orestimba Wilderness and the Upper San Antionio Valley. This gallery covers the last three days (May 5, 6, and 7) and the trip back starting from the upper Red Creek area: Robinson Creek, Orestimba Creek and Rooster Comb Trails, a night at Paradise Flat with a short dayhike the next mooring to Paradise Lake, Orestimba Creek and various up-and-down trails to a camp on upper Pacheco Creek just above Pacheco Camp, then out via Hoover Lake, Willow Ridge, Los Cruzeros, and Poverty Flat. Some of the places farthest back I last saw in 1985. The Robinson Creek and Hoover Lake areas were new to me. Previous gallery.Read More
Turkeys on the Poverty Flat Road
Shortly before I got to the top of the climb from Poverty Flat to the ridge, I found, on the road in front of me, this marvelous display of turkey masculinity. Note the dragging noises one of the toms makes with his feathers ... and, at one point, the indifferent hens. Nice way to end a trip.