Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Portola Redwoods State Park

There are a number of small parks to the west of San Jose that offer some nice hiking trails.  Just this past weekend, I did a relatively easy 6.5 mile hike in the Portola Redwoods State Park.  I would say that it's worth checking out, especially if you live in the area, as it is a reasonably short drive to get there.

Here are some pictures taken on the hike.  One thing that fascinated me somewhat was that there were spiders and cool looking webs all over the redwood trees.  After much effort, I managed to get a few nice shots of the spiders and their webs.

Park Entrance

Spider Webs on Redwood Tree

Sierra Dome Spider (Neriene litigiosa)

Spider Web

Redwood Trees

Banana Slug (Ariolimax columbianus)

1 comment:

Lille said...

Great photos...thanks for sharing as I live in New England and never have the opportunity to visit much out west.