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Re: The hills are alive

Postby mountaincat » Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:40 am

Beautiful! I live a bit south of you and the foothills are just starting to bloom here, too.
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Re: The hills are alive

Postby Sierra Maclure » Mon Mar 03, 2008 2:10 pm

Hiker Duane: I recently got some Tele XC skis, too, for a snowcamping trip with the Sierra Club to Glacier Pt. in a week and a half. I just couldn't see snowshoeing when there's a groomed trail there. I got some Karhu Guides. I can either alpine or tele in them and they're nice and stable, especially compared to my old track skis with nnn bindings (eeek). Those weren't wide or stable enough to carry a pack with. Anyway, the Karhu Guides get a thumbs up-from me.
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Re: The hills are alive

Postby tomcat_rc » Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:37 am

great shots - what a fantastic wildflower season this is looking to be this year. The southern part of Death Valley is coming alive including five spots, gravel ghost and mohavia.

Hiked in Southern Sierra this last Saturday just noth of Mojave. The hills are covered in green and a closed inspection shows lots of poppies, blue dick and other variaties. This area looks to be about 3-4 weeks away from coming in bloom; the blue dick is close now - I was one bloom starting to poke its head out of the plant.

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Re: The hills are alive

Postby SSSdave » Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:27 pm


The above is Coolpix pic taken Sunday in Kern County about 40 miles south of Windwalker's Porterville on my way home from Joshua Tree NP where I caught the massive Cottonwood Wash bloom. The orange flowers are not poppies but rather fiddleneck, white are popcorn flower, purple are phacelia, and yellow one of a couple mustards. Ought to be even more flowers appearing in the lowest Sierra foothills each day for the next couple weeks before they peak and start moving up higher in elevation to the more mountainous foothills. Below is about a dozen miles north of Porterville near Lindsey. Solid waste high fiddleneck. ...David

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