Visitors 29
Modified 11-Feb-15
Created 11-Feb-15
39 photos

A group hike on an overcast, then very wet, day. We started from the mouth of Yellow Bank Creek (near Fambrini's vegetable stand on Highway 1). A northern harrier hawk cruised back and forth along the coast, hunting. Crossing pasture land, we proceeded up the ridge between Yellow Bank & Liddell Creek East Branch. Entering the forest near the top of the property, we turned west along a sharp ridge, looking down Liddell Creek toward the ocean. A mixed forest with madrone and spring wildflowers. In heavier rain, we dropped down a road to Liddell Creek. Sword ferns abounded; thick forest. My cameras were wet by the end of the hike, lending a surreal patina to the photos.
Lichen-covered TreesIsland Rock, WavesNorthern Harrier (Circus cyaneus) in FlightNorthern Harrier (Circus cyaneus) in FlightNorthern Harrier (Circus cyaneus) in FlightLooking for RainWater for CattleWater for CattleGatheringGatheringPlanning the HIkePlanning the HIkePhoto OpAscendingLiddell Creek, East BranchKnobcone (?) Pine against the MistKnobcone (?) Pine against the MistKnobcone (?) Pine against the MistRain, Fog, Redwoods, OceanLeaf on Stump