Photographs from the Photography on the Run post: Unwinding from the Backbone Ultra
Manzanita blooming profusely along the San Gabriel Peak Trail, between Mt. Wilson Rd. and Mt. Disappointment. April 7, 2013.
Mt. Disappointment (center, with towers) and San Gabriel Peak (right) from Mt. Lowe.
Poodle-dog bush on the San Gabriel Peak Trail. April 7, 2013.
Paintbrush on the San Gabriel Peak Trail near Markham Saddle. April 7, 2013.
Nightshade on the San Gabriel Peak Trail near Markham Saddle. April 7, 2013.
Lush seasonal growth along Rocky Peak Road, near the connector to Las Llajas Canyon. The Valley Oak was just starting leaf out. March 17, 2013.
In a Spring with normal rainfall this vernal pond on Rocky Peak usually has standing water. March 17, 2013.
A small patch of goldfields on Lasky Mesa. In the record dry water year of 2005-2006, I never saw any goldfields blooming here. March 6, 2013.
Surprisingly robust growth along the Garapito Trail. March 23, 2013.
Wild hyacinth (Dichelostemma capitatum) is usually a good indicator of Winter rainfall, but this year appears to blooming in average numbers, despite our near record low rainfall. This is along the Garapito Trail, March 23, 2013.
The growth of poison oak has also been surprisingly robust. This is along the Upper Sycamore Trail in Pt. Mugu State Park. March 9, 2013.
Clematis along the Upper Sycamore Trail in Pt. Mugu State Park.Showy displays of this viney plant have been common this Spring. March 9, 2013
This is Fushia-flowered gooseberry along the Bent Arrow Trail, in Topanga State Park. I saw several of these bushes blooming on the Backbone Trail run. March 23, 2013.
Giant Coreopsis along the La Jolla Canyon Trail. March 9, 2013.
Paintbrush along the Phantom Trail in Malibu Creek State Park.March 3, 2013.
Peony along the Secret Trail in Calabasas. March 16, 2013.
Prickly phlox along Calabasas Peak Mtwy. March 16, 2013.
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