Tag Archives: Rivers and Streams

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Muddy Hollow Trail at Point Reyes

The Point Reyes National Seashore has a wide variety of hiking trails, and opportunities to visit a wide range of wildflower zones. The Muddy Hollow trail at Point Reyes is an easy hike that starts […]

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Caples Creek Trail

The Caples Creek trail is a great place to see a variety of spring wildflowers and enjoy a robust mountain creek in the Eldorado National Forest. It’s a moderately difficult out-and-back trail that takes you to […]

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Mt Tamalpais Laurel Dell

Mt. Tamalpais has an incredible number of trails, and a very long wildflower season. You can find interesting flowers from February through May, and every month has a different selection. On this hike we visited […]

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Lyons Creek

Even in drought years you can find amazing displays of wildflowers in the Sierras. Lyons Creek Trail, in Eldorado National Forest (off of Highway 50) is a fun trail that offers a wide variety of […]

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Woods Lake Wildflower Loop at Carson Pass

My favorite California wildflower region is the Carson Pass area in Alpine County. I’ve talked about the Carson Pass to Lake Winnemucca trail, and the Meiss Lake trail, this time we’ll take a loop from […]

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Sagehen Creek Wildflowers

Sagehen Creek is a fun, easy hike in the Sierras near Truckee, with a nice variety of wildflowers. Even though the elevation is around 6100 feet, the trail is relatively flat. The creek itself is […]

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Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve Wildflowers

The Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve is an interesting site to visit in the Spring. Close to Lake Berryessa in the coastal range of Northern California, you have a couple of options. You can take the […]

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Ptarmigan Falls Trail, Glacier National Park

This summer we went further afield in search of wildflowers than normal, looking in Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks. We found the BEST HIKE EVER, the Ptarmigan Falls / Iceberg Lake Trail in Glacier National […]

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Orchids in Plumas County

More orchids in Plumas County! On the same trip where we found orchids near Quincy, we visited a few spots on the way up the Feather River Canyon. We found flowers in several places, but […]

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Traverse Creek Wildflowers

The Traverse Creek Botanical Special Interest Area is a 220 acre reserve out in the country between Georgetown and Placerville in El Dorado County. It is a small valley with serpentine soils and a nice creek, with a […]

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