The sign-ins were at a picnic table at the start of the Stile Ranch
Trail. This is a view from the Stile Ranch Trail.
Mike greeting visitors by the new mapboard at the trail entrance.
Dot Wilson helped with the sign-ins.
Mike giving an introductory talk at the trailhead.
The group starts off on the Fortini Trail. Mike is pointing out the
Shari Sullivan, portraying
Zacharias Berryessa, wife of one of the original owners of the land in
this area, talks about Mrs. Berryessa's life
and the hardships and tragedies faced by the Berryessa family in the
Most beautiful jewelflowers were plentiful along the trails.
Mariposa lilies were out in large numbers.
Near the end of Fortini Road.
Mike, underneath a big manzanita tree, talks about the Fortini Family
and Club 14-E.
Poppies and ithuriel's spears.
At the creek crossing.
Seep spring monkeyflowers along the creek.
The group resting under the shade of oaks and laurels along the creek.
Passing by the rock wall, covered with dudleyas.
Nearing the Mine-Fortini Trail junction.
At the Mine-Fortini Trail junction.
Heading up the Mine Trail.
Heading up the Stile Ranch Trail just past the Mine Trail junction.
Crossing over the creek in the first valley.
Patch of lupines on the hillside.
Yellow owl's clover
Heading up the hill on the west side of the first valley.
At the top of the hill by the big lichen-covered boulder, looking at
the rest of the park.
Mike pointing out the sights above the second valley.
Heading down the second valley.
View from the west side of the valley.
At the high point of the Stile Ranch Trail.
Heading down the trail, along the rock wall.
Heading down the west side of the Stile Ranch Trail, overlooking
Fortini Road (left) and McKean Road (center).
Heading through the rock wall towards the west switchbacks.
Poppies along the west switchbacks. It started raining at this point.
At the end of the hike, the mothers got to take home a small bouquet of
flowers, made by Robbie Lamons.