But first we took a detour on Figueroa Mountain Road to look at some flowers. These are bush lupine.
The flowers really weren't that good this year (2004), so he didn't bother with the picture.
But you can at least appreciate how steep the hill is on the Willow Springs Trail.
You can actually see the entirety of the Deck, so if you are looking for a good spot to take a picture, this place is pretty good.
This is Tony and Willy at the Willow Spring next to a huge oak tree.
At this spot there were lots of tiny flowers, a horse-trough filled with rain water, but no spring water.
You also have a choice at this spot of taking a trail that meets up with the Davy Brown trail near the top, or continuing on down where Willow Springs Trail meets Davy Brown Trail near the bottom.