Our hike continued for at least 3 or 4 miles after leaving Green Gulch Farms.
and a summer-dormant gray/brown color palette.
With bits of color, like this, from Mimulus aurantiacus.
And the occasional poppy, our state flower, Eschscholzia californica.
I don't know what this little salvia is, but we saw a lot of it.
There would be more perhaps were it not for the massive, spreading thickets of blackberry. I think this could actually be California's native blackberry, Rubus ursinus.
Even amid all the dormancy, there is still some color and texture to enjoy.
And then there are the little things.
Farther along the path
There is a place to rest
And spend the night
At a cozy cabin
That that can be rented.
There are worse places to sleep after a day of arduous hiking.
Not too far from civilization (Muir Beach).