|First 2: ancient juniper on our property|
I had no luck finding it as we hiked the trail from the lower trailhead, but when we were headed back to the CR-V I noticed a colored ribbon on a tree at the far right side of the pathway. That turned out to be a marker for the new loop.
Frio and I followed the trail for a quarter mile or so before turning around. It is quite steep from the lower trail, but might be a bit better from the upper trail; we'll have to try it that way next time.
|This & next: following elk trails in the Sacramento Mountains|
|This & next: Frio and Willow leading the way|
|Old juniper along the way|
|View from the Grand View Trail|
|Grand View Trail|
|High altitude yuccas|
|Yucca, dried chamisa and junipers|
|100-foot drop-off at least|
|This & next 4: scenes from the new Grand View loop trail|
|White-winged Dove on a dead juniper|
|Waiting for the Stage (by me, acrylic on canvas 1998)|
|This & next 4: Black-chinned Hummingbird|