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Re: Summer Wildflower Viewing in the Eastern Sierra

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avatar Summer Wildflower Viewing in the Eastern Sierra
June 24, 2009 08:51PM
Despite the spotty annual flower show this year the perennials, especially at higher elevations (6,000 ft. and above) are starting to pop. Bitterbrush with it’s yellow flowers are bursting along the Hwy. 395 corridor from Bishop north and hillsides often are graced with the familiar mule’s years, and arrow-leaf balsam root. The silver lupine is following and tufts of low-growing perennial cushion plants are making their appearance in the Bodie Hills. Periodic wildflower updates will be made available and please see our Wildflower Hotspot PDF attachments to find out some key places to catch the blooms.

http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/bishop/summer_wildflowers.html
Re: Summer Wildflower Viewing in the Eastern Sierra
June 24, 2009 09:59PM
By this third week of June between Bishop Creek and Mono basins there are places where one can find lower sagebrush elevation wildflowers though one has to do some hunting. The best flowers are often at the top of the lowest moraine hills. However by time July turns, some more significant displays increasingly occur up in lower canyons. For instance McGee Creek.

David

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/24/2009 10:00PM by DavidSenesac.
avatar Re: Summer Wildflower Viewing in the Eastern Sierra
June 28, 2009 07:34AM
I spent Saturday 6/27 in the Henness Pass/Stampede Reservoir area. Parked the car, wandered around a meadow, had XM 5 on full blast. The creek was dry but there was quite a display of desktop wallpaper there.

39.5117833N, 120.167467W ELEV 6220











Took these photos with a camera that has no viewfinder and the LCD screen is broken. Pretty good guesses this time.
avatar Re: Summer Wildflower Viewing in the Eastern Sierra
June 30, 2009 06:30PM
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