Tag Archives: Sierra


Crane Flat Wildflowers

Crane Flat is a store and gas station just inside Yosemite National Park at a junction where you can either go up the Tioga Pass Road or head towards the Yosemite Valley. Adjacent to the […]

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Carlon Meadow Wildflowers

Carlon Meadow is a fun wildflower area just a few miles west of the Oak Flat entrance to Yosemite Park. There is a nice stream that is popular for fishing, a small meadow, and a picnic […]

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Carson Pass Wildflower Hike

The Carson Pass area in Alpine County is the greatest summer wildflower area I know of. There are a number of different trails (see my article on Meiss Lake), each with a different set of features.  The […]

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Meiss Lake Wildflower Hike

One of my favorite summer wildflower areas is the Carson Pass area in Alpine County. If you can time it right you will find beautiful hillside gardens full of wildflowers. We visited this area in […]

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Lakes Basin Wildflower Hike

We’ve never been to the Lakes Basin area of Plumas County before, so I didn’t know what to expect. We visited the area in early July 2010. What we found was a wonderful hiking area with […]

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Feather Falls Wildflower Hike

We hiked to Feather Falls, near Oroville California,  in early June 2010. This was in the middle of the “bloom” season. We missed the early flowers, but there still was an exceptional variety. The path […]

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