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Santa Teresa Park Wildflowers, Spring 2002

Mine, Fortini, Stile Ranch Wildflowers, 4/11/08

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Coyote Peak, Rocky Ridge, Feb-April '08

Mother's Day Walk, Fortini-Stile, 5/4/08







Geocaching Class

Santa Teresa Park, April 11, 2009

Sam Drake held a geocaching class in Santa Teresa County Park on April 11, 2009. The class met at the Stile Ranch/Fortini Trailhead on San Vicente Road, near Fortini Road.


Sam signing in participants in the class at the trailhead.




Sam giving a talk on geocaching.






Sam explaining how to use the loaner GPS receivers.


Group looking for the first cache by the trailhead.


Sam holding the logsheet for the cache.


Sam pointing out the trails. Part of the class took the Stile Ranch Trail first. The other part took the Fortini trail.


This group went up the Stile Ranch Trail.


This group went on the Fortini Trail first.


Tidytips, poppies, and popcorn flowers on the hill above the Fortini Trail.


Searching for a cache.


Found it!


Heading up the Fortini Trail.


Manzanita Tree.


Found a large cache.


Approaching another cache site by the Rosetto Ranch.


Contents of the cache and the container.


More poppies on the hillside.


Searching for a cache by the old dam.


Checking out the cache and the listing.


At the Mine-Fortini Trail junction.


Another group coming down the Mine Trail.


Looking at a geocoin.


View of the Fortini Trail from the Mine Trail.


Looking down the Mine Trail towards Big Oak Valley.


Sam pointing to flowers by the trail. The Mine-Stile Ranch Trail junction is in the background.


Searching for a cache near the Stile Ranch Trail junction.


Signing the logsheet for the cache.


Hillside covered with filaree.


Looking for a cache by the trail bridge.


Looking at the cache contents.


Coming up the Stile Ranch Trail, with IBM's Almaden Research Center in the background.


Finding a large cache overlooking the middle valley of the Stile Ranch Trail. This was the final cache.


Most beautiful jewelflower.


Heading down into the valley.


Heading towards the bridge crossing at the bottom of the valley.


Buttercups on the hill on the other side of the valley.


Patch of goldfields on the hill.


Goldfields on the hill above the trail.


Flowers on the hill below the trail.


Heading along the top of the trail.


Heading down towards the Almaden Valley.


Goldfields by the trail, Calero County Park in the background.


Heading down towards the switchbacks.


Poppies line the trail along the switchbacks.


View of the trailhead and parking area.


Sam coming down the hill.






At the trailhead at the end of the hike.

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