November 10, 2012 - Hollow Tree & Meteor Loop Trail

The day started out cool and it stayed that way in fact I didn't take my jacket off all day.  We started out tidying up the Redwood loop: literally.  There was some dead oak branches along the trail with brown leaves and there we were tidying up.  However, it is always nice to take in the views of the Redwoods along this loop.

 Curly Bark Redwood

After the Redwood Loop we headed out North Escape Rd to the kiosk at the Hollow Tree Trail.  All day we ran into small downed trees like this one.  We were able to take care of them all with hand saws.
Work Area Part 2

 Burned out Redwood along the upper section of Hollow Tree Trail

While I was taking photos of the Redwood the rest of the crew pressed on and I found them and it was obviously lunch time.
  Gem-studded Puffball (Lycoperdon perlatum)

Steep section on Hollow Tree Trail

After Hollow Tree we hiked down Middle Ridge to Meteor Trail.  Again small stuff along the way and some light brushing.

Seasonal stream along Meteor Trail

Over all it was another easy day but we put in about 5 miles.  I would like to thank Dale S., Janie, Bill, Francis, Fran, Gene, Janette, and Mike.  We put in 7.5 hours and now we are at 859 hours for the year.  We only need 141 hours to break 1000 hours and although a little bit of a stretch we could make it with a good turn out in December and maybe another holiday gathering.

See you on the trails.


Birds of the Day
Norther Flicker
Steller's Jay
Chestnut-back Chickadee
Hermit Thrush
Pacific Wren
Acorn Woodpecker
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Hairy Woodpecker
Varied Thrush