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Rancho Cañada del Oro, March 2022

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An exceptionally beautiful park in spring.

While we had intended to do the 5.8 mile Bald Peaks trail recommended by POST, we accidentally ended up on the 4.3 mile Mayfair-Longwall canyon loop trail. The climb took us through Blue Oak woodlands. It was stunningly beautiful. Occasionally we would see signs for cattle grazing. We found ourselves discussing how the land might have been before the settlers.

Early part of the climb looking back at the parking lot. The clearing is the Whole Access Llagas Creek Loop Trail, a soothing trail with plenty spaces for picnic tables. During this part of the hike, you can see giant manzanita trees, the likes of which we had never seen before.
For most of the trail, we have the sweeping view of the Santa Cruz mountains.
Beautiful blue oaks, we also noticed a number of turkeys!
If you squint hard enough, you can see a turkey under the sweeping arc of the oak.
Picnic bench on Mayfair Ranch Trail before the creek crossing. I do look out for picnic spots, nothing like a picnic to make a beautiful day simply perfect.
The woodlands/grasslands when combined look exceptionally pretty.
We were lucky to be hiking during the wildflower season. Here is a swathe of lupines!

Written by Sachin

April 7, 2022 at 10:00 pm

Posted in Bay Area, California, USA

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