The pictures were taken from Clinton Keith Road just south of the Vernal Pool Trailhead. There are two vernal pools shown. The apparently-larger one is the one closest to the Vernal Pool trailhead; the other is at the intersection of Via Volcano and Avocado Mesa Roads.
Palomar Mountain is sometimes visible on the horizon in the center of the pictures, with Mount San Jacinto on the far left in the later series of pictures. Palomar Mountain is made of three bumps - the leftmost is Agua Tibia, the center is Morgan Hill, and the rightmost is Boucher Hill (Palomar State Park). The appearance (or non-appearance) of these mountains show the changes in visibility with time. The sky part of the pictures gives a good indication of what the weather was like as well.
The day number here is in two sequences, since the pools filled and dried first in December/January, and then filled again in February. Note that the reported depth below is the measured depth of the Main Pool, not these pools.
Go to Pictures of the Vernal Pool vs. Time for 2003
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Updated 12 March 2003.