Photographs from the Photography on the Run post: Still a Little Snow in Southern California
Yarrow and lupine in the Lake Fire burn area along the South Fork Trail near the start of the run. June 9, 2018.
Cabins at Horse Meadows. Elevation about 7,390 ft.
Western blue flag along the South Fork Trail near Horse Meadows. June 9, 2018.
Snow bush along the South Fork Trail near Poopout Hill road (1N78). June 9, 2018.
Sprouting bracken fern in the Lake Fire burn area along the South Fork Trail. June 9, 2018.
There was a huge bloom of Grinnell's penstemon along the South Fork Trail in the 2015 Lake Fire burn area. June 9, 2018.
A closer view of Grinnell's beardtongue penstemon.
Junction of the Dry Lake Trail (left) and Dollar Lake Trail (right). Elevation about 8,200 ft. I prefer Dollar Lake up and Dry Lake down.
Jeffrey pine on the Dollar Lake Trail that was struck by lightning, and then a few years later, burned in the Lake Fire. It looks like it will survive.
One switchback near the start of the Dollar Lake Trail is nearly a half-mile long.
San Gorgonio Mountain from the Dollar Lake Trail. The summit is on the left of the crest, but hidden from view.
Trees burned in the 2015 Lake Fire. Dollar Lake Saddle is in the distance. June 9, 2018.
Manzanita burned in the 2015 Lake Fire. It is slowly regrowing. June 9, 2018.
Limber pine cones (large) and lodgepole pine cones (small).
I suspect this stout limber pine near Dollar Lake Saddle is quite old -- perhaps 1000 years or more. Elevation about 9,930 ft.
View of the chutes off Jepson Peak from the Little Charlton - Jepson Saddle. Elevation about 10,540 ft.
The Tree -- I believe a lodgepole pine -- on the open slopes on the northwest side of Jepson Peak. Elevation about 10,640 ft.
There were a few widely scattered patches of snow. Elevation about 11,050 ft. June 9, 2018.
A Google Earth image from June 2017 shows an overview of the area.
The final push to the summit of San Gorgonio Mountain. The summit elevation is about 11,500 ft.
Snow near the top of the Sky High Trail. Elevation about 11,310 ft. June 9, 2018.
Sky High Trail with San Jacinto Peak in the distance. Elevation about 11,200 ft.
Wreckage and the memorial on the Sky High Trail to the personnel of a Douglas C-47B that crashed in a snowstorm on December 1, 1952. The C-47B "Gooney Bird" was a military version of the DC-3. Elevation about 10,380 ft.
San Gorgonio Mountain from the Dry Lake Trail. The ground cover is chinquapin. Elevation about 9,350 ft.
Dry Lake. June 9, 2018. Elevation about 9,070 ft.
Yarrow and iris along the South Fork Trail in the Lake Fire burn area. June 9, 2018.
Sprouting leaves of black oak along the South Fork Trail. June 9, 2018.
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