Category Archives: wildflower hikes

Bonny Doon Ecological Reserve

Bonny Doon Ecological Reserve is a small (552 acres, a bit under 1 square mile) reserve managed by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife in Santa Cruz County, in the Santa Cruz Mountains.  The reserve protects one of only … Continue reading

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Wildflower interpretive walk at Sutter Buttes

Most first-time visitors to the northern part of California’s Central Valley take special note of the Sutter Buttes and wonder what they are.  They look like – and are – a mountain range that simply rises from the valley floor … Continue reading

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Wildflowers along the Mt Whitney Trail

The proverbial icing on the cake for my Mt Whitney hiking adventure (overview, ascent, and descent) was seeing wildflowers along the Mt Whitney Trail.  In fact, I was pleasantly surprised at how many wildflowers were still in bloom in late … Continue reading

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PCT – Paradise Lake Trail to Tahoe NF Road 86

The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) winds through the Tahoe National Forest for almost 40 miles in Nevada and Sierra Counties between I-80 and CA-49 near Sierra City.  For this hike I covered a little less than 8 miles of trail … Continue reading

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University of Wisconsin Arboretum: Greene Prairie

The University of Wisconsin-Madison operates a 1260-acre arboretum that includes areas of prairie, savanna, marshland, and deciduous and coniferous forest.  Much of the arboretum has been restored with some 300 species of plants that used to be prevalent in the … Continue reading

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Ice Age Trail – Table Bluff

Not far from Madison, Wisconsin, and just a few miles from Indian Lake County Park in Dane County, there is a segment of the Ice Age Trail at Table Bluff.  The Ice Age Trail segment is about 2.2 miles long … Continue reading

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Indian Lake County Park

Indian Lake County Park is a 483-acre park in Dane County, Wisconsin, where I visited recently.  The hike described here is a pleasant 3.9-mile loop that passes through woodlands and prairie and passes along the edge of Indian Lake, a … Continue reading

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