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Stiles Ranch Loop Trail, July 2003
Santa Teresa County Park

A visually distinctive stone wall climbs the ridge along the property line between private and open space parkland. The trail parallels the wall in places as it climbs in a series of gradual switchbacks to the summit. In springtime, the trail is known for an abundance of birds and wildflowers. Year-round, it's popular with hikers, equestrians and mountain bikers.
Cloud formations create a unique visual background to trail scenery.
The stone wall repeatedly draws the eye along its entire length.
Extremely dry conditions with some wildflowers still in bloom.
Another trail user told me of an art form some distance from the main trail.
This oversized chair sculpture faces west; as if in quiet contemplation.
Eventually, the wall is left behind as the trail drops down into a valley.
A trickling creek drains the surrounding watershed.
Feather caught in the grass shows flight of wild turkey.
Outcroppings of rock mark the trail in many places.
Return loop portion of the trail passes by this old barn.
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