The amazing fact is that we saw 25 different species.
Really, you ask? Yes, I counted them up when reviewing my photos. Never saw this variety in the sierra foothill where we used to live and hike.
|Shooting the Flowers|
The first spring, Manzanita is an open pool created by a small dam.
We walked north then up this wash towards the mountains, eventually arriving at Smith Springs, about 400 ft higher than the first spring.
|Smith Spring surrounded by maple and oak|
Speaking of Sraddha, it's amazing she almost ate this Rockburger.....
|The famous "Rockburger"|
|Little "Banzai" plant growing out of a big boulder. This was about 6 inches wide (iphone photo)|
|Watching the sun set on the mountains at Pine Springs Campground|