Photographs from the Photography on the Run post: Seventh Wettest Water Year in Los Angeles Results in Rarely Seen Trail Conditions
Sunrise view of San Fernando Valley, Santa Susana Mountains, and Ventura County Mountains from near the trailhead at the Top of Reseda -- officially Marvin Braude Mulholland Gateway Park.
Sunrise over the Santa Monica Mountains.
Canyon sunflower (Venegasia carpesioides) blooming out of season along Fire Road #30 in Topanga State Park. October 8, 2023.
Purple nightshade along Fire Road #30 in Topanga State Park. Generally blooming from mid-Winter to mid-Summer, blooms such as this are common this Fall. October 8, 2023.
California fuchsia usually adds color to the Fall landscape, but Hilary's rainfall has dramatically increased the number of these bright red flowers. October 8, 2023.
A mushroom in the Santa Monica Mountain in October? This one is on the Rogers Road segment of the Backbone Trail, near Temescal Peak. October 8, 2023.
View from Temescal Peak of a very shallow marine layer over Santa Monica Bay and amid the buildings of Santa Monica. October 8, 2023.
A runner enjoying the view from Temescal Lookout in Topanga State Park. Temescal Lookout is just off Temescal Ridge Fire Road, about 1.7 miles southeast of the Hub.
West Los Angeles (right) and Downtown Los Angeles from Temescal Lookout in Topanga State Park.
Spring-like conditions along Eagle Springs Fire Road, near Trippet Ranch, in Topanga State Park. October 8, 2023.
Wood fern along the Garapito Trail. October 8, 2023.
A closer view of the pinna of a wood fern along the Garapito Trail. The shadows of sori can be seen on the backlit pinnules. October 8, 2023.
Flowers of cliff aster can be found throughout the year, but are especially common this year. These are along the Garapito Trail. October 8, 2023.
Spring annuals sprouting along the Garapito Trail. October 8, 2023.
Autumn-red poison oak along the Garapito Trail. October 8, 2023.
Parts of the Garapito Trail have been overgrown all Summer. A thick patch of giant rye is growing on this section of trail. October 8, 2023.
Dodder is a familiar sight on chaparral plants in the Spring, but it is very unusual to see it in the Fall. This dodder is growing on laurel sumac on the Musch Trail in Topanga State Park. October 8, 2023.
More dodder covering a chaparral plant along the Garapito Trail, near Fire Road #30. October 8, 2023.
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