|I spent the long Veteran's Day Weekend with my sister in the
quaint town of Winters, CA which is near Berryessa-Snow
Mountain National Monument. On Saturday we hiked the
Homestead-Blue Ridge Loop Trail which climbs a steep 1,300 feet
above the canyon, traverses a rocky ridge which is Class 3 at
times, then descends steeply back down again in about 5 miles.
We enjoyed the fog-shrouded hills, the views of Lake Berryessa,
and the festive toyon berry bushes the most.
|Can't decide whether I liked this in b+w or color the best
|There are three big rock piles that you have to climb up and over
|Indian Paintbrush blooming in November!
|The ridge had a very steep dropoff
|Festive toyon berries, for which Hollywood was named
|Small spring along the trail, above
Licen and moss, below
|Ruins of the old homestead