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Today's Hike – New Almaden Quicksilver

Since school is out (yes, teachers look forward to that, too!) and I have a major pack trip coming up later this summer (more about that later) it is time to get serious about whacking the old body back into some sort of shape. Although I’ve always felt that the best conditioning for backpacking is the first three days of the trip, as I get older I find that I’d rather start those first three days from a little better position if possible.

So, today I decided on a “conditioning” hike that pushed me both in terms of dealing with heat/sun and climbing. I started at the New Almaden entrance to the Almaden Quicksilver County Park and ascended past English Camp by way of the Deep Gulch trail. Deep Gulch is a less-used route that has the disadvantage (or, for my purposes today, the advantage) of being rather steep but on a hot day like this the fact that it is in a, uh, deep gulch means that it is also very shady. After English Camp I continued on past the site of the old mill on the ridge via the Castillero trail to join up with the Mine Hill trail, which I followed back down to the parking lot.

I certainly do not recommend this route in these conditions to anyone out for a pleasant little stroll. It was 90 degrees when I returned to my car and portions of the hike near the highest point are directly in the sun – and I was there right around noon. On the other hand, it seemed like I had the entire park almost to myself. During the several hours I was there I saw exactly five other people.

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June 29, 2009 Posted by | Commentary, Places, Trails, Trips | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Take Transit to Trails?

Tom Mangan of Two-Heel Drive (Tom, again I first typed Two-Hell Drive before backspacing and correcting… ;-) has an interesting post with a quick overview of some options for getting to your San Francisco Bay Area hike on public transit. (See Transit accessible trails in the Bay Area)

Read Tom’s Post for details and links to more information. The short story is that you have lots of options if you live in certain areas north of the Golden Gate. You have limited options if you live elsewhere in the Bay Area, but some of them do seem pretty interesting. His report on Mt. Diablo, for example, is intriguing. I’ve often considered heading to New Almaden Quicksilver County Park on a VTA but have never quite gotten around to it – something about schlepping my typical Big Bag o’ Camera Gear through city streets and on the bus perhaps?

A day after posting this I realized I could have had even more perverse fun with the title of the post – “Time to Take Transit to Top Trails” would have worked. (I suspect that Tom would have approved… or at least chuckled a bit.)

May 1, 2009 Posted by | Commentary, News, Trails | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Two-Heel Drive reports on one of my favorite hiking locations

Tom Mangan just posted a description of his Sunday hike at my favorite local park, the Calero County Park south of San Jose. I was there on Saturday (when it was cool and foggy in the morning, Tom… ;-) and he was there on Sunday after the Great Spring Warmup in Central California.

Tom hiked on some of my favorite trails in the park, including the relatively remote Chisnantuk Peak Trail, which traverses some of the less visited corners of the park (and in doing so passes over some less maintained trails) and also visits some of the open ridges that provide great vistas of Santa Clara County and beyond.

As a bonus, Tom not only writes a witty and informative description of his hike, but he accompanies it with some great photographs of the area, including some of the wildflower displays – which were probably more or less at their peak when he visited

April 20, 2009 Posted by | Commentary | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

More Redwoods

At his Two Heel Drive blog, Tom Mangan points out a redwood grove that I did not know about. It is located at the Mount Madonna county park on the ridge between Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties.

April 14, 2009 Posted by | Commentary | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Good Sound on the Trail

Today, for the first time in almost a year, I heard the sound of running water during my hike in the Calero Hills. Here in dry California that is a special thing!

February 21, 2009 Posted by | Commentary | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Almaden Quicksilver County Park Photographs

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***About this page

You might wonder “why so many pictures of this park?” It is the closest decent hiking location to my home, so I go there frequently – often once a week. Although this park overlooks Silicon Valley (and even San Francisco on a clear day) and some trails are almost literally in the backyards of expensive Almaden Valley homes, there is a lot of great hiking here. (More info at http://www.parkhere.org/ and at Ron Horii’s Almaden Quicksilver web site.)

All text and photographs are © Copyright G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved. Neither text nor photographs may be used in any form without explicit advance permission from G Dan Mitchell.

(Note: This now qualifies as a rather old page, but I’m keeping it around for the archives.)

***Photos of buildings at Almaden Quicksilver
– There is no escaping the fact that this was a mining site for many years (hence “Almaden Quicksilver County Park”), and I find the ruins historically and aesthetically interesting. A separate page (Almaden Quicksilver County Park Structures Photographs) contains photographs of these subjects.

Note: Additional photographs from this park are found here.

SpanishCampTreeSnag2007|04|15: New and Old Trees, Spanish Camp. Almaden Quicksilver Park, California. April 15, 2007. © "Copyright G Dan Mitchell". ("sales") keywords: new trees old tree trunk spring leavers spanish camp almaden quicksilver county park santa clara black and white photograph

New and Old Trees, Spanish Camp. Almaden Quicksilver Park, California. April 15, 2007. © Copyright G Dan Mitchell. (Sales)

SpanishTownTrees2007|04|15: Trees, Spanish Town. Almaden Quicksilver Park, California. April 15, 2007. © "Copyright G Dan Mitchell". ("sales") keywords: trees spanish town new growth grass rocks new almaden quicksilver county park santa clara california color photograph

Trees, Spanish Town. Almaden Quicksilver Park, California. April 15, 2007. © Copyright G Dan Mitchell. (Sales)

WebbGroveBW1007|03|17: Oak Grassland Near Webb Canyon. Almaden Hills, California. March 17, 2007. © "Copyright G Dan Mitchell". ("sales")    keywords: oak grassland webb canyon almaden quicksilver santa clara county park black and white photograph california spring

Oak Grassland Near Webb Canyon. Almaden Hills, California. March 17, 2007. © Copyright G Dan Mitchell. (Sales)

WebbGroveHikers2007|03|17: Two Hikers, Oak Grove Near Webb Canyon. Almaden Quicksilver Park, California. March 17, 2007. © "Copyright G Dan Mitchell". ("sales")    keywords: two hikers oak grove near webb canyon almaden quicksilver county park grass trees spring central california color photograph

Two Hikers, Oak Grove Near Webb Canyon. Almaden Quicksilver Park, California. March 17, 2007. © Copyright G Dan Mitchell. (Sales)

SCValleyBW2007|02|16: Santa Clara Valley Hills. Almaden Valley, California. February 16, 2007. © "Copyright G Dan Mitchell". ("sales")    keywords: santa clara valley hills oak trees fog grass sky almaden valley hills quicksiver park county california black and white photograph

Santa Clara Valley Hills. Almaden Valley, California. February 16, 2007. © Copyright G Dan Mitchell. (Sales)

AlmadenHiker2007|02|16: Winter Hiker. Almaden Hills, California. February 16, 2007. © "Copyright G Dan Mitchell". ("sales")    keywords: winter hiker oak trees grass blue sky almaden hills quicksiver park santa clara county california color photograph

Winter Hiker. Almaden Hills, California. February 16, 2007. © Copyright G Dan Mitchell. (Sales)

AlmadenFogOak2007|02|16: Oak Emerging from Fog. Almaden Hills, California. February 16, 2007. © "Copyright G Dan Mitchell". ("sales")    keywords: oak tree emerging from morning fog almaden hills quicksiver park santa clara county grass california color photograph

Oak Emerging from Fog. Almaden Hills, California. February 16, 2007. © Copyright G Dan Mitchell. (Sales)

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Poison Oak Leaves. Almaden Quicksilver Park. October 14, 2006. © Copyright G Dan Mitchell.

QuicksilverLeaves2006|10|14: Autumn Leaves. Almaden Quicksilver Park. October 14, 2006. &copy: "Copyright G Dan Mitchell".    keywords: fall autumn leaves golden brown yellow almaden quicksilver county park san jose santa clara county california color photograph

Autumn Leaves. Almaden Quicksilver Park. October 14, 2006. &copy: Copyright G Dan Mitchell.

AlmadenRocksTreesGrass2006|03|18: Rocks, Trees, Grass. Almaden Quicksivler. March 18, 2006. © Copyright Dan Mitchell.
Rocks, Trees, and Grass. Almaden Quicksilver Park. March 18, 2006. © Copyright Dan Mitchell.

HamiltonSnow2006|01|18: Mt. Hamilton View. Almaden Quicksilver Park. February 18, 2006. © Copyright Dan Mitchell.
Diablo Range Snow and Clouds. Almaden Quicksilver. February 18, 2006. © Copyright Dan Mitchell.

OakArches2005|12|23: Arching Oaks. Almaden Quicksilver Park. December 13, 2005. © Copyright Dan Mitchell.
Oak Arches. Almaden Quicksilver Park. December 23, 2005. © Copyright Dan Mitchell.

LastFallLeaves2005|12|23: Last Fall Colors. Almaden Quicksilver Park. December 23, 2005. © Copyright Dan Mitchell.
Late Season Fall Color. Almaden Quicksilver Park. December 23, 2005. © Copyright Dan Mitchell.

SolsticeStormTree2005|12|21: Tree and Rain. Almaden Quicksilver Park. December 21, 2005. © Copyright Dan Mitchell.
Tree and Rain. Almaden Quicksilver Park. December 21, 2005. © Copyright Dan Mitchell.

SolsticeTrees2005|12|21: Solstice Trees. Almaden Quicksilver Park. December 21, 2005. © Copyright Dan Mitchell.
Solstice Trees. Almaden Quicksilver. December 21, 2005. © Copyright Dan Mitchell.

Prospect3Trail2005|02|26: Prospect 3 Trail. Almaden Quicksilver Park. February 26, 2005. © Copyright Dan Mitchell.
Prospect #3 Trail. Almaden Quicksilver Park. February 26, 2005. © Copyright Dan Mitchell.

OakGroveFog2005|10|22: Oak Grove and Fog. Almaden Quicksilver Park. October 22, 2005. © Copyright Dan Mitchell.
Oak Grove and Fog. Almaden Quicksilver Park. October 22, 2005. © Copyright Dan Mitchell.

MoonriseNearSenador2005|10|16: Moonrise Near Senador Mine. Almaden Quicksilver Park. October 16, 2005. © Copyright Dan Mitchell.
Moonrise Near the Senador Mine. Almaden Quicksilver Park. October 16, 2005. © Copyright Dan Mitchell.

MtHamiltonFog2005|10|01: Mt. Hamilton and Santa Clara Valley Fog. Almaden Quicksilver Park. October 1, 2005. © Copyright Dan Mitchell.
Mt. Hamilton and Santa Clara Valley Fog. Almaden Quicksilver Park. October 1, 2005. © Copyright Dan Mitchell.

QuicksilverLeaves2005|09|02: September Leaves. Quicksilver Park. September 2, 2005. © Copyright Dan Mitchell
Leaves Turning Colors. Quicksilver Park. September 2, 2005. © Copyright Dan Mitchell.

AlmadenQSSunsetBW2005|07|21: Sunset. Almaden Quicksilver Park. July 21, 2005. &copy Copyright Dan Mitchell.
Sunset. Almaden Quicksilver Park. July 21, 2005. © Copyright Dan Mitchell.

CatherineMineSCVAlley2005|07|19: Santa Clara Valley from Catherine Mine. Almaden Quicksilver Park. July 19, 2005. © Copyright Dan Mitchell.
South Santa Clara Valley from Catherine Mine. Almaden Quicksilver Park. July 19, 2005. © Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.

Morning Light. Almaden Quicksilver Park. May 7, 2005. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
MorningLight2005|05|07: Morning light. Almaden Quicksilver Park. May 7, 2005. Copyright Dan Mitchell.

Almaden Quicksilver Hillside. April 2, 2005. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
HamHill2005|04|02: Almaden Quicksilver Hillside. April 2, 2005. Copyright Dan Mitchell.

Spring Flowers. Almaden Quicksilver Park. March 13, 2005. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
NewFlowers2005|03|13: Field of new flowers. Almaden Quicksilver Park. March 13, 2005. Copyright Dan Mitchell.

Fisherman at Guadalupe Reservoir. Almaden Quicksilver Park. March 13, 2005. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
GuadFisher2005|03|13: Fisherman at Guadalupe Reservoir. Almaden Quicksilver Park. March 13, 2005. Copyright Dan Mitchell.

Morning sun on oak trees and new grass. Almaden Quicksilver Park. February 26, 2005. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
SunOaksGrass2005|02|26: Morning sun on oak trees. Almaden Quicksilver Park. February 26, 2005.

New oak foliage. Almaden Quicksilver Park. February 26, 2005. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
NewOakFoliage2005|02|26: New oak foliage. Almaden Quicksilver Park. February 26, 2005.

Hillside near Guadalupe Reservoir. Almaden Quicksilver Park. February 12, 2005. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
GuadTrees2005|02|12: Trees and Grass near Guadalupe Reservoir. Almaden Quicksilver Park. February 12, 2005. Copyright Dan Mitchell.

Looking west from the ridge above Senador Mine. Almaden Quicksilver Park. February 12, 2005. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell
SenadorRidge2005|02|12: Looking west from the ridge above the Senador Mine. Almaden Quicksilver Park. February 12, 2005. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.

Oak and grass covered ridge near Webb Canyon. Almaden Quicksilver Park. January 22, 2005. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
WebbRidgeGrass2005|01|22: Grass and trees on a ridge near Webb Canyon. Almaden Quicksilver Park. January 22, 2005.

New Years Day. Almaden Quicksilver Park. January 1, 2005. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
NewYearsDay2005|01|01: New Years Day at Almaden Quicksilver. January 1, 2005. Copyright Dan Mitchell.

Sun on a nearby ridge as rain approaches. Almaden Quicksilver Park. January 1, 2005. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
SunGrassTreesRain2005|01|01: Sun on nearby ridge as rain approaches. Almaden Quicksilver Park. January 1, 2005

Rainbow over Almaden Valley. Almaden Quicksilver Park. January 1, 2005. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
RainbowAlmaden2005|01|01: Rainbow over Almaden Valley. Almaden Quicksilver Park. January 1, 2005

Santa Clara Valley with San Francisco in the far distance. January 1, 2005. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
SantaClaraValley2005|01|01: Santa Clara Valley with San Francisco in the far distance. January 1, 2005

Spur trail between New Almaden Trail and Randol Trail. Almaden Quicksilver Park. December 15, 2004. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
SpurTrail2004|12|15: Spur trail between New Almaden and Randol Trails. Almaden Quicksilver Park. December 15, 2004.

Trees and grass on a small ridge near the Randol Trail. Almaden Quicksilver Park. December 15, 2004. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
TreesInSun2004|12|15: Trees and new grass on ridge near Randol Trail. Almaden Quicksilver Park. December 15, 2004.

Trees in morning sun at Almaden Quicksilver Park. December 15, 2004. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
TreeInSun2004|12|15: Tree in morning sun. Almaden Quicksilver Park. December 15, 2004.

Fog in the Santa Clara Valley. Almaden Quicksilver Park. December 11, 2004. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
AlmadenFog2004|12|11: Fog in the valley. Almaden Quicksilver Park. December 11, 2004.

Golden late-fall trees. Almaden Quicksilver Park. December 11, 2004. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
GoldTrees2004|12|11: Golden late-fall trees. Almaden Quicksilver Park. December 11, 2004.

Oaks and fog on a ridge at Almaden Quicksilver Park. December 10, 2004. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
TreeRidgeFogA2004|12|10: Ridge, fog, and oaks at Almaden Quicksilver Park. December 10, 2004.

Trees and grass on the New Almaden Trail. December 4, 2004. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
AlmadenTreesGrass2004|12|04: Trees and grass on the New Almaden Trail. December 4, 2004.

New Almaden Trail. December 4, 2004. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
NewAlmadenTrail2004|12|04: New Almaden Trail. December 4, 2004.

Bare branches, fall leaves, and new grass. Almaden Quicksilver Park. November 14, 2004. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
SpringInNovember2004|11|14: Spring in November? Almaden Quicksilver Park. November 14, 2004

Peeling bark. Almaden Quicksilver Park. October 31, 2004. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
PeelingBark2004|10|31: Peeling bark. Almaden Quicksilver Park. October 31, 2004.

Bay trees. Almaden Quicksilver Park. October 31, 2004. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
BayTrees2004|10|31: Bay trees. Almaden Quicksilver Park. October 31, 2004.

Green and brown leaves on the Deep Gulch Trail at Almaden Quicksilver Park. October 23, 2004. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
GreenBrownLeaves2004|10|23: Brown and green fall leaves on the Deep Gulch Trail. Almaden Quicksilver Park. October 23, 2004.

Oak tree near the Hacienda Trail. Almaden Quicksilver Park. October 16, 2004. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
HaciendaTrailOak2004|10|16: Oak tree on ridge near the Hacienda Trail. Almaden Quicksilver Park. October 16, 2004.

Fall trees near the top of the Deep Gulch Trail at Almaden Quicksilver. October 16, 2004. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
DeepGulchTree2004|10|16: Fall trees near the top of the Deep Gulch Trail at Almaden Quicksilver. October 16, 2004.

Mountain Hamilton beyond Almaden Quicksilver ridge. September 18, 2004. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
HamRidgeClouds2004|09|18: Looking toward Mt. Hamilton from Almaden Quicksilver. September 18, 2004.

Randol Trail #2. Almaden Quicksilver Park. September 3, 2004. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
RandolTrail2004|09|03: Randol Trail. Almaden Quicksilver Park. September 3, 2004.

Almaden Quicksilver Park with Mt. Hamilton in the distance. August 28, 2004. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
MtHamilton2004|08|28: Mt. Hamilton from Almaden Quicksilver Park. August 28, 2004.

Randol Trail. Almaden Quicksilver Park. August 28, 2004. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
RandolTrail2004|08|28: Randol Trail. August 28, 2004.

Hacienda Trail oaks. Almaden Quicksilver. August 21, 2004. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
HaciendaOaks2004|08|21: Oaks on the Hacienda trail. Almaden Quicksilver. August 21, 2004.

Hacienda Trail. Almaden Quicksilver. August 21, 2004. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
HaciendaTrail2004|08|21: Hacienda Trail. Almaden Quicksilver. August 21, 2004.

Catherine Tunnel mine site. Almaden Quicksilver Park. August 7, 2004. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
CatherineTunnel2004|08|07: Catherine Tunnel mine site. Almaden Quicksilver Park. August 7, 2004.

Lichen and Leaves on the Castillero Trail. Almaden Quicksilver Park. August 7, 2004. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
LichenAndLeaves2004|08|07: Lichen and Leaves on the Castillero Trail. Almaden Quicksilver Park. August 7, 2004.

Mine Hill trail in evening light. July 28, 2004. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
MineHillTrail2004|07|28: Mine Hill trail below English Camp in the evening. July 28, 2004.

Fall colors near English Camp. Almaden Quicksilver Park. November 15, 2003. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
QuicksilverFallColor2003|11|15: Fall colors near English Camp. Almaden Quicksilver Park. November 15, 2003.

Rock, grass, and trees on the Woods Road trail. Almaden Quicksilver Park. June 12, 2003. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
QuicksilverRocksTrees2004|06|12: Rock, grass, and trees on the Woods Road trail. Almaden Quicksilver Park. June 12, 2003.

Dry grass at Almaden Quicksilver Park. June 26, 2004. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
QuicksilverGrass2004|06|26: Dry grass on hillside at Almaden Quicksilver Park. June 26, 2004.

New Almaden Trail near Mockingbird Hill. April 18, 2004. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
NewAlmadenTrail2004|04|18: New Almaden Trail. April 18, 2004.

Rocks, grass, and trees. Almaden Quicksilver Park. April 18, 2004. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
QuicksilverRocks2004|04|18: Rocks, grass, and trees. Almaden Quicksilver Park. April 18, 2004.

Another version of the oak-covered ridge near Webb Canyon. March 27, 2004.< Photo copyright Dan Mitchell./i>
OaksOnTrailAlt2004|03|27: An alternate take on this photo from Almaden Quicksilver. March 27, 2004.

Oak-covered ridge near Webb Canyon. March 27, 2004. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
OaksOnTrail2004|03|27: Oaks on grassy hill at Almaden Quicksilver. New Almaden Trail near Webb Canyon Trail. March 27, 2004.

Hillside near the Hacienda entrance to Almaden Quicksilver Park. August 13, 2002. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
HaciendaEntrance2002|08|13: Hacienda Entrance, Almaden Quicksilver Park. August 13, 2002.

Near the Hacienda entrance. March 20, 2004. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
SpringTrees2004|03|20: Almaden Quicksilver trees on the first day of spring. March 20, 2004.

Bridge on the New Almaden Trail, Almaden Quicksilver County Park. March 13, 2004. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
2004|03|13TrailBridge: Bridge on trail. Almaden Quicksilver County Park. March 13, 2004.

Trees and grass along Woods Road, Almaden Quicksilver Park. February 15, 2004. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
WoodsRoadTrees2004|02|15: Trees and grass on Woods Road. Almaden Quicksilver Park. February 15, 2004.

January flowers. January 31, 2004. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
FlowersBW2004|01|31: Flowers. Quicksilver Mines County Park. January 31, 2004.

Forested section of the Prospect #3 trail. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.
ProspectTrail2004|01|10: Prospect 3 Trail. January 10, 2004.

TreesGrassBW2003|12|27: Trees and grass on a ridge about Guadalupe Reservoir. Almaden Quicksilver Park. Dec. 27, 2003.
Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.

2003|12|22ManzanitaFlowers: Manzanita flowers. Almaden Quicksilver County Park. December 22, 2003.
Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.

GiantSeeds2003|11|28: Giant Seeds. Almaden Quicksilver. November 28, 2003.
Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.

YellowLeaves2003|11|28: Autumn leaves. Almadem Quicksilver County Park. November 20, 2003.
Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.

TwoLeaves2003|11|22: Two autumn leaves at Almaden Quicksilver County Park. November 22, 2003.
Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.

RainLeaves2003|11|15: Fall leaves in the rain at Almaden Quicksilver County Park. November 15, 2003.
Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.

Lichen2003|11|15: Lichen on dead Manzanita. November 15, 2003.
Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.

Almaden Quicksilver early autumn leaves. September 28, 2003. Photo copyright Dan Mitchell
QuicksilverLeaves2003|09|28: Early autumn leaves. Almaden Quicksilver Park. September 28, 2003.

Almaden Quicksilver early autumn leaves in black and white. September 28, 2003.
2003|09|28BWFallLeaves: Fall leaves at Almaden Quicksilver park.

Sun Fog and Trees: Photo of sun, fog, and trees
Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.

New Years 2003 Quicksilver Mines Trees: Trees at Almaden Quicksilver County Park on New Years Day 2003
Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.

New Years 2003 Almaden Quicksilver Trail: Trail above Guadalupe Reservoir at Almaden Quicksilver County Part on New Years Day 2003
Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.

New Years 2003 Almaden Quicksilver Berries: Trailside berries at Almaden Quicksilver Park on New Years Day 2003
Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.

Quicksilver Diablo Range Panorama: Panorama of the Diablo Range from Quicksilver Mines County Park
Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.

Almaden Mine Feb 2003: Ridgetop mine at Almaden Quicksilver County Park. February 2, 2003.
Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.

MarchShootingStar2003: Shooting Star at Almaden Quicksilver County Park, March 2003
Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.

QuicksilverSpringFlowers01_March2003: Spring flowers at Almaden Quicksilver Country Park
Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.

QuicksilverSpringFlowers02_March2003: Spring flowers at Almaden Quicksilver Country Park
Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.

QuicksilverSpringFlowers03_March2003: Spring flowers at Almaden Quicksilver Country Park
Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.

WetSpringFlowersMay2003: Flowers in rain at Almaden Quicksilver County Park. May 3, 2003
Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.

OldHouseOnRidgeMay2003: Old house on ridge at Almaden Quicksilver County Park. May 3, 2003
Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.

WhiteLupineQuicksilverMay2003: White lupine on the Castillero trail near the ridgetop mine at Almaden Quicksilver Park. May 11, 2003
Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.

WhiteLupineFlower: White lupine flower. May 10, 2003
Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.

JuneFlower2003: June flower. Almaden Quicksilver Park. June 7, 2003.
Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.

FallenLeaves2003|08|28: Fallen leaves on Mine Hill road
Photo copyright Dan Mitchell.

May 4, 2003 Posted by | Commentary, Quicksilver, Trails | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Almaden Quicksilver County Park Photographs

   

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