Mount Madonna County Park

Driving back inland late in the day over the mountains and through the yellow-leafed trees was rejuvenating, the crisp fall air and late afternoon sunlight streaming through the trees a reminder of the change of seasons. I decided to return the next day to Mount Madonna County Park to hike a few trails and enjoy the peaceful stillness of the forest. Surprisingly, the park is also home to a contained population of white fallow deer, an invasive species introduced from the Mediterranean and Western Asia. Invasive they may be, but these guys are just cute.

Redwood Trail, Mount Madonna County Park, California

Redwood Trail, Mount Madonna County Park, California

Curve in the road at trail crossing, Redwood Trail, Mount Madonna County Park, California

Curve in the road at trail crossing, Redwood Trail, Mount Madonna County Park, California

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White fallow doe, Mount Madonna County Park, California

White fallow doe, Mount Madonna County Park, California