Photographs from the Photography on the Run post: Lemon Lilies, Tree Rings and More Heat Training on the Three Points Loop
Twin Peaks from the Three Points - Mt. Waterman Trail. The distance to the top of Mt. Waterman is about seven miles.
Yerba santa (Eriodictyon trichocalyx) at about 6480' on the Three Points - Mt. Waterman Trail. It is closely related to Poodle-dog bush (Eriodictyon parryi). July 14, 2018.
Poodle-dog bush (Eriodictyon parryi). There is still some Poodle-dog bush on or near the trail in a few places, but it is generally avoidable. It causes contact dermatitis in many people.
Honey bee on milkweed (Asclepias eriocarpa) at about 6550' on the Three Points - Mt. Waterman Trail. July 14, 2018.
Lemon lily at Waterman Meadow, at about 7000' on the Three Points - Mt. Waterman Trail. July 14, 2018.
Bigelow's Sneezeweed (Helenium bigelovii) at Waterman Meadow, along the Three Points - Mt. Waterman Trail. July 14, 2018.
Lesser paintbrush (Castilleja minor ssp. spiralis) mixed in with sneezeweed at Waterman Meadow. July14, 2018.
Bracken fern near Waterman Meadow. July 14, 2018.
Jeffrey pine, sugar pine and white fir in an area burned in the 2009 Station Fire on the south side of Waterman Mountain at about 7200'.
Pine seedlings & saplings of the 2009 Station Fire on the south slopes of Waterman Mountain at about 7300'. July 14, 2018.
Approximately 500 year old Jeffrey pine killed in the 2009 Station Fire. It's diameter was about 7.5 'cap widths' or about 55 inches. July 14, 2018.
Approximate ring count of old growth Jeffrey pine killed in the 2009 Station Fire. Confidently determining the age of a tree normally requires some form of cross dating.
View toward Mt. Baden-Powell and Mt. Baldy from the summit block of Waterman Mountain (8038').
Lemon lilies at a seep along the Burkhart Trail at about 6150', below Buckhorn Campground. July 14, 2018.
Scarlet Monkeyflower (Mimulus cardinalis) along the Burkhart Trail, below Buckhorn. July 14, 2018.
Red columbine (Aquilegia formosa) along the Pacific Crest Trail at about 5700' in Cooper Canyon. July 14, 2018.
Dry and hot Upper Cooper Canyon on the Pacific Crest Trail just east of Cloudburst Summit.
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