Spring at Long Ridge

Another one of my favorites hikes. It has everything: long views of the ridges, spring wildflowers, wildlife, and not so many hikers.
04.23. Long Ridge Open Space Preserve

We never did it during Spring though.
04.23. Long Ridge Open Space Preserve

04.23. Long Ridge Open Space Preserve
04.23. Long Ridge Open Space Preserve

We started from the Peters Creek Parking lot and moved to Long Ridge trail all way uphill. It was two or three hours before sunset with gusty cold wind and overcast skies. It was cold! So uphill hike warmed me. Plus it always a pleasure to stop on the top with a great view.
04.23. Long Ridge Open Space Preserve

04.23. Long Ridge Open Space Preserve
04.23. Long Ridge Open Space Preserve
04.23. Long Ridge Open Space Preserve
04.23. Long Ridge Open Space Preserve

04.23. Long Ridge Open Space Preserve
04.23. Long Ridge Open Space Preserve

04.23. Long Ridge Open Space Preserve
04.23. Long Ridge Open Space Preserve

And as usually we met deer!
04.23. Long Ridge Open Space Preserve

04.23. Long Ridge Open Space Preserve
04.23. Long Ridge Open Space Preserve
04.23. Long Ridge Open Space Preserve
04.23. Long Ridge Open Space Preserve

What I never noticed is that the Peters Creek trail between Zen Center and Parking lot passes old (apple?) orchard!

04.23. Long Ridge Open Space Preserve
04.23. Long Ridge Open Space Preserve
04.23. Long Ridge Open Space Preserve

Other hikes in the Long Ridge Preserve:
Peter Creek Falls

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