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Date: 8-19-2010 12:21 AM
Subject: El Corte De Madera Creek Preserve 2: D.'s Pics
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Tags:el corte de madera creek preserve, field trip, flower, redwood, resolution, shed, stump, wreckage
El Corte De Madera Creek Preserve 2: D.'s Pics


Here's D.'s pics from our trip on Sunday to El Corte de Madera Creek Open Space Preserve to look for the wreck of the Resolution.


Trailhead on Star Hill Rd.





Blackberries, not quite ripe.





Gate on El Corte de Madera Creek Trail.





El Corte de Madera Creek Trail leads us through the woods down to the creek.





We see lots of gnarly roots exposed along the trail.







Shed near El Corte de Madera Creek.  There's a flapper! 





Redwoods tower over the enormous charred stump.





Redwood sorrel is commonly found growing under redwood trees.





Light and shade along the El Corte de Madera Creek Trail.





This looks almost like rock, but it's the charred trunk of a living tree.





Lacy, doily-like lichen grows on a madrone along the Resolution Trail.





Wreckage from the Resolution.







Forget-me-nots in the dappled shade next to El Corte de Madera Creek.



These flowers are not native to North America; they have colonized in openings in the redwood-tanoak forests of the region due to Sudden Oak Death-related tanoak mortality.



The other shed at El Corte de Madera Creek, the one with the motor outside it.





El Corte de Madera Creek, lovely and peaceful.




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