The Cottonwoods in full autumn glory (they don't know it's December!)
No idea what plant this is, but it's fall color is pretty.
Who said pond scum is ugly?
Moss and lichen are much easier to admire.
Multi-trunked Bay Laurel
A leafless Big Leaf Maple glowing eerily amongst it's leafed companions.
I thought I was done with frosty photos,
but the frost lingered near the top of the ridge.
Another stately old tree.
Looking down the Sky Trail under a leafless Big Leaf maple.
A weirdly beautiful fungus.
These saplings looked like they were straining to get up the hill.
They didn't seem to be as winded as me though!
The hand of man or a chance of nature?
This must be the top, an X marks the spot.
After 1600 feet of climbing,
a view of snow dusted Mt. Toro.
My, how my legs have lengthened!
Looking south into the St. Lucia range.
The view along the ridge looking towards Monterey Bay.
Another fall scene on the trail down.
The view of the valley floor with some autumn color.