Dick's Central Coast and Coast Mountain Pictures

 
Photos here were previously part of my Central California album. Sierra Foothills and San Joaquin Valley photos are now shown on
  their own page here. Mother Lode photos are shown here, and Death Valley photos here.
 
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San Luis Reservoir Another view of San Luis Hay field near Parkfield
   
Old water tank, Parkfield Windmill near Parkfield Windmill near San Ramon
  
Bull Pine near Parkfield Woodpecker larder tree Ranch near Parkfield
 
Foothills near Parkfield Brodiaea near San Luis
  
Oaks and hay fields near Parkfield
  
Shaky Ground - the San Andreas Fault at Parkfield  
 
On Highway 46 between Paso Robles & Cambria On Highway 46 near Paso Robles Cholame Creek, north of Parkfield
  
Cliff by Parkfield-Coalinga Road Remnant of old fence near road V-6 Ranch Gate
   
Newly cut hay north of Parkfield A closer look

Poppies and other wildflowers near junction of Highways 41 and 46

  
Flowers on green hills near Parkfield Bridge where Cholame, Vineyard Canyon and Parkfield-Coalinga Roads meet Even in a very dry year, there's a bit of water by the bridge
   
Field, vineyard and hills west of Vineyard Canyon Road The bridge north of town on the Parkfield-Coalinga Road Cholame Creek and hills beyond from the bridge
  
Old fence in the bed of the creek Hills east of town in 2014 Coastal cliffs at Capitola
  
Beach at Jenner CA Hills east of the San Benito County Fairgrounds Grape vines above Highway 25 by fairgrounds
  
In Limekiln State Park, Big Sur area (Teri Liddle photo) Santa Cruz Mountains from Henry Cowell Redwoods Park Monterey Bay
   
Panoramic view looking east and north from the edge of Parkfield
 
Hills rise abruptly from the flat Cholame Valley near Parkfield
 
Round bales against the steep hills east of Cholame Valley
 
The Santa Cruz sand hills A misty scene in Big Sur Kreyenhagen Peak near Coalinga (by Wes Thiessen)
 
Hay bales near Parkfield CA Parkfield hay field, guarded by ancient valley oak

2016 was the first year for round bales at Parkfield

 
One of many little canyons near San Luis reservoir The view from Henry Coe State Park visitor center

Oak Flat Ranch, dating from 1877, in the hills above Morgan Hill

   
The start of the Forest Trail in Henry Coe State Park Colorful rock near San Luis Reservoir In the Cholame Valley, north of Parkfield
   

 

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Updated December 14, 2017