Photographs from the Photography on the Run post: Tamalpais Trail Run
About a half-mile into the run on Mt. Tam we came across this large tom turkey.
The birds were reportedly introduced into Marin County in 1988 by Fish & Game to provide hunting opportunities on private land. They have since become a nuisance.
Sticky monkeyflower is widespread in California. There appears to be regional variations.
View east to Mt. Diablo near the start of the run from the Bootjack parking area on Mt. Tamalpais. The North Peak is on the left. It's about 40 miles away.
Brett descending a section of the Old Mine Trail on Mt. Tamalpais.
View south along the Marin headlands to San Francisco from Mt. Tamalpais.
Brett ascending the Old Mine Trail on Mt. Tamalpais.
Continuing up the Old Mine Trail. Mt. Diablo is in the distance.
Brett silhouetted on the Old Mine Trail.
Mountain Play is presenting a production of South Pacific at the Mountain Theater, May-June 2014.
Poppy-lined trail on Mt. Tamalpais.
Perhaps as a result of California's unusual rainfall pattern this rain season, mariposa lilies have been particularly abundant. This looks like an Oakland star tulip (Calochortus umbellatus). May 16, 2014.
Running through manzanita on the Rock Spring Trail.
Wild iris along the Rock Spring Trail. May 16, 2014.
View from the deck of West Point Inn - "On Mt. Tamalpais since 1904."
Paintbrush along the Matt Davis Trail. May 16, 2014.
Brett rounds a corner on the Matt Davis Trail on the way back to Bootjack parking area.
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