Early Spring on Mount Tamalpais: 7 March 2004

Photos by Neil Mishalov

These pictures were taken on the Dipsea Trail. The trail goes from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach and is approximately 7.75 miles one way. The temperature was in the high 70’s and as you can easily tell, it was a beautiful day.

"... Tamalpais can be seen as the climax of this incomparable landscape at the continent's edge, this place where the Pacific breaches the thousand-mile mountain barrier along the western rim of America." ---Harold Gilliam

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Mount Tamalpais, California. On the Dipsea Trail Looking southeast. Mount Diablo on the left side of the photograph The Dipsea Trail has been used by hikers and runners for more than 100 years. It connects Mill Valley with Stinson Beach on the Pacific Ocean. Distance is approximately 7.75 miles, one way
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On the trail with the Pacific Ocean in the distance Panoramic Highway wending its way to the Pacific Ocean On the trail
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Flowering tree Ferns leaching life from the trunk of a tree Early Spring on Mount Tam
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Early Spring on Mount Tam Wild Iris Poison Oak getting ready for another season
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The Pacific Ocean and the California coastline south of San Francisco Tree and rocks New life
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Growing from the forest floor The San Francisco TV tower can be seen in the left of the picture San Francisco peeks through! The Bank of America building, the north tower of the Golden Gate Bridge and the TV tower rise about the Marin Headlands
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The East Bay Hills, with Oakland visible. Angel Island and the Belvedere Peninsula are also seen The Tiburon Peninsula and Mount Diablo (3,849ft) Marin Headlands
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Marin Headlands. Highway 1 winding its way along the coast Springtime California Poppy (Genus Eschscholzia) the State Flower of California
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On the horizon, in the middle of the picture, is a view of the Farallon Islands, located 25 miles off the coast of California Stinson Beach and Bolinas Neil Mishalov
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Springtime flower Springtime flowers A view of homes and buildings in the western portion of San Francisco
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Trail marker Love those rolling hills! The Dipsea Trail goes through deep forest and exposed hillsides
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On the trail Flowering in the shade A large tree and root system go horizontial
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Scottish Broom Poisonous Mushroom Wild Iris
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Flowering tree On the forest floor California Poppy (Genus Eschscholzia) the State Flower of California

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