Hiking Junipero Serra Peak (Pinkolam) in Los Padres National Forest

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Fort Ligget

Mission inside the fort

Creek crossing

Creek crossing


Santa Lucia trailhead at Memorial Park

Santa Lucia trailhead at Memorial Park

Santa Lucia trailhead at Memorial Park

Santa Lucia trailhead at Memorial Park


Santa Lucia trailhead at Memorial Park

Santa Lucia trailhead at Memorial Park

Santa Lucia trailhead at Memorial Park

Wildflowers


Through the meadows

Wildflowers


Poison oak

Poison oak

First view of Junipero Serra Peak


Yucca

Wildflowers

Through the meadows

Junipero Serra Peak


Through the meadows

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers


Through the meadows

Through the meadows

Through the meadows


Through the meadows

Through the meadows

Through the meadows

Through the meadows


Through the meadows

Through the meadows

Snake

Snake


First sign (multiply by 1.6 to obtain the distances)

Yuccas and wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers


Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Wildflowers


Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Yucca

Yucca


Thicker vegetation

Wildflower

Wildflower

Near hill


Distant hills in the south

Wildflowers

Up to the saddle

The canyon below


Schist rock

Wilfdlowers

The trail through the shrubs

Junipero Serra Peak


Second sign (multiply by 1.6 to obtain the distances)

Second sign

First saddle

Second saddle


Peak

Yuccas

The valley below

Valley and southern view


The trail

Yucca on the trail

Yucca on a rock

First saddle


Southern mountains


Yucca

Yucca flower

Towards the second saddle

Towards the second saddle


First saddle

Yucca flower

Yucca flower

Yucca flower


Trail

Trail

Junipero Serra Peak

Junipero Serra Peak


Junipero Serra Peak

Canyon below

Trail

Junipero Searra Peak


Trail

Trail

Trail

Lookout tower


Trail

Trail

Yucca at the second saddle

Yucca


Towards the second saddle

Giant pine cone

Giant pine cone


Trail through the pines

Trail through the pines

Trail through the pines

Water sign


On one side shrubs

On the other side pines

On the other side pines

The biggest pine cone of the day


Giant pine cones

Trail through the pines

Trail through the pines

Giant pine cones


Giant pine cones

Lookout tower

Stairs to the top

Stairs to the top


Stairs to the top

The saddles and the view west

Southern view

Fog on the ocean to the west


Southern view (the highest point is the Cone)


The trail we came from

Pines

Pines

Pines


Lookout tower

Hut

Hut

Towards the summit


Towards the summit

The summit

The summit

Giant pine cones


Giant pine cones

Giant pine cones

Giant pine cones

Pines


Odd marker near the lookout tower

Rock where the marker is

Pines


The southern branch of the summit loop

The trail to Pinyon Peak

Overgrown vegetation

Overgrown vegetation


The hill south of the lookout tower

Pinyon Peak to the east

The trail you make is the trail you take

The trail you make is the trail you take


The trail you make is the trail you take

View of Junipero Serra Peak


Hill south of Junipero Serra Peak and (to the left) Bald Mountain

The trail you make is the trail you take

The trail you make is the trail you take

The trail you make is the trail you take


Bald Mountain

Bald Mountain

Pinyon Peak

The hill between Bald Mountain and Pinyon Peak


Pinyon Peak

Vestiges of the original trail

Vestiges of the original trail

Vestiges of the original trail


Vestiges of the original trail

Vestiges of the original trail

Vestiges of the original trail

Giant pine cone


Giant pine cone

Giant pine cone

Back to the trailhead at the lookout tower

Lookout tower

For Pinyon Peak continues here


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(Copyright 2007 Piero Scaruffi | Legal restrictions - Termini d'uso )
If you would like the original, high-resolution pictures, contact me