Hike: Wunderlich County Park
4040 Woodside Road, Woodside, CA

Third Hike of Foothill College Day Hike Class
Instructor: Thomas McCarthy (PHED23B)
Friday, October 18, 2013, 1:00 pm-3:50 pm

By Peter Y. Chou

Preface: This is the third hike in Thomas McCarthy's Day Hike Class (PHED 23B) at Foothill College. A friend gave me a ride to today's hike at Wunderlich Park (Map), 4040 Woodside Road, Woodside. Hiked here sometime in 2001 with two friends. On July 28, 2013, hiked on the Skyline Trail entering at Bear Gulch Road and saw a Wunderlich Park signpost. Today, the instructor asked me to take a group photo of our class before the hike. We went on the Alambique Trail, following the sign to Alambique Flat (Elevation 1230 feet). Then we descended on the Oak Trail, Meadow Trail, & Alambique Trail, 2.1 miles to the Parking Lot Entrance. The 4-mile hike took almost three hours (1-3:50 pm). No wildflowers were encountered on today's hike, but there were more varieties of trees— California Black Oaks, California Live Oaks, Redwoods, Douglas Firs, Bay Trees, Eucalyptus, and Madrones. Below are 58 photos from the Wunderlich County Park hike.

Wunderlich County Park Information Board

Foothill College Day Hike Class

Alambique Trail Signpost

Folger Stable Horses by Alambique Trail

Gnarly Black Oak Branches

"Serpent Eyed" Trunk Ready to Strike

Black Oak (Quercus kelloggii)

Y-Shaped Bay Tree

Trunks Cluttered in Dry Creek

Hiking on Alambique Trail

Vista View on Alambique Trail

Dudley Glen Roundtree Bench (Closeup)

Four Equestrians Passing on Trail

Three Tall Eucalyptus Trees

Top of Giant Eucalyptus

Bottom of Giant Eucalyptus

Sunflare & Gnarly Live Oak

Signpost to Loop Trail & Alambique Trail

Signpost to Alambique Flat (1.2 mile)

Rock Formation on Alambique Trail

"Sentinel" Redwood Top

"Sentinel" Redwood Bottom

Redwood & "Spiky Body Guard"

Redwood & "Spiky Tree" Bottom

Curvaceous Black Oak

Top of Curvaceous Black Oak

"Scissors" Bay Tree

Black Oak on Oak Trail

Four Stumps on Alambique Trail

Alambique Flat (1230 Feet Elevation)

Alambique Trail Signpost

Oak Trail Signpost & Hikers

Meadow Trail Signpost

Madrone Tree & Vista View

California Live Oak

Gnarly Bay Tree

Dry Creek on Oak Trail

Oak Trail Signpost

Dead Gnarly Bay Tree (1)

"Dancing Couple" Bay Trees

Eucalyptus Trees Gathering

Black Oak Branches

"Broccoli" Eucalyptus Top

"Broccoli" Eucalyptus Bottom

Giant Black Oak

Dead Tree Trunk "Sculpture"

Eucalyptus Grove on Meadow Trail

Alambique Trail to Parking Lot Signpost

Tilting Bay Tree on Alambique Trail

"Broccoli" Eucalyptus in Sunlight

Dead Tree Trunk "Sculpture"

Carriage Room Museum at Entrance

"Long Fingers" Black Oak

Black Oak by Carriage Museum

Wunderlich Park Info Board

Wunderlich Park Info Board

— Photographs by Peter Y. Chou, October 18, 2013

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