morgan territory regional preserve

March 23, 2013
Contra Costa County
Hikers: Cathy, Laura
Distance: 6.2 miles

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All wildlife seen was on the drive in and on the drive out!

They even have cool outhouses!

It was a chilly start.

Could this be the eye of an elephant?

Looks like an elephant's trunk.

Los Vaqueros Reservoir

An outhouse on the trail; this was one of two! They were somewhat close in proximity and about two - thirds into our hike.

This section where we had our lunch had our adrenaline rushing..

A sheer drop.

Coyote - Stone Corral - Volvon Loop - Volvan - Prairie Falcon - Condor

Morgan Territory Regional Preserve

(Edit: To reach the parking lot I would recommend accessing Morgan Territory Road via the Livermore side rather than from Clayton. MTR in Clayton turns into a one-lane road. We were lucky enough to get an early start and only came across one other car from the opposite direction and had just passed a turnout in the road and only had to backup a short distance to the turnout to allow the other car to pass. Livermore side also is a one lane road, but for a shorter distance and has a bit more room.)