|These are pictures of Santa Teresa Park, taken on October
5-6. These show some of the new developments and conditions in the park.
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There are new "No Parking" signs at the park entrance at Bernal Road and
Heaton Moor Drive. Cars that used to park here now have to park in front
of the homes along the neighborhood streets.
A new map board has been installed at the Hidden Springs Trail near the
bend in the park road. Coyote Peak is in the background.
New trail signs have been installed throughout the park. These signs are
at the beginning of the Joice Trail at the Joice-Bernal Rancho. The pictures
below will show more signs.
These signs are next to Bernal Road, where the Hidden Springs Trail crosses
the road to join up with the Mine Trail coming up from the Buck Norred
This sign is near the Pueblo area, at the junction of the Mine Trail and
the Hidden Springs Trail. The Hidden Springs Trail leads up to Coyote Peak.
This sign is located on the Mine Trail at the west end of the last parking
lot of the Pueblo area by the old corral. The Almaden Valley and the Sierra
Azul mountains are in the background.
This sign is at the junction of the Rocky Ridge Trail and the Coyote Peak
Trail, heading up to Coyote Peak.
This sign is at the end of the Boundary Line Trail at Coyote Peak, looking
down at the Boundary Line Trail.
This is the Rocky Ridge Trail. It does not actually go up Rocky Ridge,
but it is a ridge trail that is very rocky. This is an easy hiking trail,
but it is not recommended for inexperienced mountain bikers. (The news
is that I fell off my bike here after hitting a rock, twisting my knee.)
These ranger and sheriff vehicles are at the end of Countryview Drive near
the Coyote Peak Trail. This is a secret back entrance to the park that
has been the target of littering, vandalism, and illegal off-road vehicle
The Coyote Peak Trail is deeply eroded. In this case, the grooves are nearly
half as deep as my bike's wheel.
There are multiple ruts on the Coyote Peak Trail near its junction with
the Hidden Springs Trail. (I fell off my bike trying to avoid these ruts.)
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