Just Random Stuff We’ve Seen Along the Way
Blankets of flowers cover the California Chaparral, but you need to pay attention. Sometimes the earth looks gray and brown but if you look closely, you can see these flowers that are small, but with vibrant blues, purples, yellows and reds. Click the photo and find an “Easter Egg.” (Google “MAC Easter Eggs” to learn about electronic surprises.) I didn’t see the bug until I edited the photo.
PCT trail head marker at Warner Springs.
We could not identify the type of snake. Rattlers are said to abound in this area. But this one was silent and probably was not a rattlesnake.
One does wonder what a building is doing out here on the PCT. No signage, no power lines leading in, no real indication what its purpose is.
We walked through a lot of areas where clouds were rolling in and out on our way to Pioneer Mail Picnic Area.
Right around that ridge was a sweeping view of the valley below. On way to Pioneer Mail.
Once home from the hike, we learned this was the Delmar Fire, September 4, 2012, north of Big Bear Lake. It was small in size and no reports of injury or property loss.
Sap oozes from the trunk of a tree near Doble Trail Camp.
Patti picks sage just a step off the trail, good for both flavoring food and a natural deodorant.
Lots of green on way to Doble Trail Camp.
Stream near Arrastre Trail Camp. This was our first natural source of water. We filled up and used our filter system for the first time. It was cold and delicious.
We found this inside a pill bottle on the ground in a burn area. Not sure what it was we picked it up to study it. We placed it back exactly as we found it. On way to Arrowhead past Doble Creek Trail Camp.
Here’s the US Government at work. There’s an ADA-compliant outhouse at Doble Trail Camp, but it’s surrounded by gravel and is a good five or more miles from anywhere a wheelchair might be used.
We came upon five wild horses near Tehachapi.
View from my sleeping bag when waking up above Indian Flats. It would clear several hours later.
Near North Fork Ranger Station.
Looking out from near Mt Gleason