Winter Hikes at Hidden Villa

By Carol at 10:00 pm on Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Hidden Villa

Two weeks ago we hiked at Hidden Villa. The streams were running full and we spent most of the time walking in the shady areas along the water. Foliage of moisture loving wildflowers was starting to unfold. We saw beds of trilliums, hound’s tongue and zigadenus elegans or white camass.

We passed the farm on the way into the woods.

hungry little pigs

These hungry little pigs were oblivious to visitors.

rushing stream

Rushing stream.

bank of ferns

Bank of ferns.

full stream

Further upstream.

waterfall

Waterfalls like this are a welcome sight in this three year drought.

mossy rock

A large mossy rock overlooking the stream near Deer Hollow Farm.

chapparal hill
After hiking streamside for a couple of miles, we climbed to this area for lunch, on Ewing Hill. Snow-covered Mt. Hamilton can be seen across the valley.

the medium fast group

The “medium fast group” lingers on Ewing Hill, admiring the view.

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