August 17, 2015

Sky Trail at Point Reyes National Seashore


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Sky camp on the shoulder of Mount Wittenberg

Sky Camp is one of four trail camps at Point Reyes. A few of the campsites are in the open, others are sheltered in the forest.

Point Reyes National Seashore, California

August 17, 2015
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coordinates: 38.0398 N -122.8285 W
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Sky Camp spring

Sky Camp boasts a reliable potable water supply, fed from a spring.

Point Reyes National Seashore, California

August 17, 2015
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locality: sky-trail-point-reyes-seashore-california

coordinates: 38.04 N -122.8281 W
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Fog drip forest on the Sky Trail

Fog blowing through the dense forest near the top of the ridge is intercepted and falls as fog drip.

Point Reyes National Seashore, California

August 17, 2015
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Intersection of Sky Trail and Woodward Valley Tail.

From Sky Camp the Sky Trail continues along the ridge top and eventually drops to the Coast Trail near Arch Rock. The Woodward Valley Trail takes a more direct route and joins the Coast Trail near Coast Camp.

Point Reyes National Seashore, California

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region: california-marin-sonoma-napa
locality: sky-trail-point-reyes-seashore-california

coordinates: 38.0246 N -122.8252 W
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Lush vegetation on the Sky Trail

Lush vegetation from fog drip in the ridgetop forest crowds the Sky Trail.

Point Reyes National Seashore, California

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region: california-marin-sonoma-napa
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coordinates: 38.033 N -122.8274 W
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Fog drip forest on the Sky Trail

Abundant fog drip along the Sky Trail keeps the forest understory lush.

Point Reyes National Seashore, California

August 17, 2015
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coordinates: 38.0313 N -122.8277 W
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View from the forest on the Sky Trail

Small openings in the forest allow tantalizing glimpses westward towards the ocean.

Point Reyes National Seashore, California

August 17, 2015
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coordinates: 38.0345 N -122.8259 W
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Near Mount Wittenberg on the Sky Trail

The Sky Trail contours along the west slopes of Mount Wittenberg, highest point in the seashore.

Point Reyes National Seashore, California

August 17, 2015
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coordinates: 38.0363 N -122.8266 W
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Sky Trail near Sky Camp

Before it reaches Sky Camp the Sky Trail flattens out and follows the ridgeline.

Point Reyes National Seashore, California

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Coordinates: 38.0453 N -122.8296 W
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Sky Trail north of Sky Camp

The fire road trail from the Limantour Road to Sky Camp.

Point Reyes National Seashore, California

August 17, 2015
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Coordinates: 38.0482 N -122.8321 W
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Sky Trail climbing towards Sky Camp

The Sky Trail starts at the Limantour Road and climbs steadily through a forest of oaks, pines, and Douglas fir to Sky Camp.

Point Reyes National Seashore, California

August 17, 2015
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coordinates: 38.0482 N -122.8321 W
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