August 23, 2007

Trail Description: Johnstone trail goes from the southern boundary parking lot near Shell beach up to Pierce Point Road, and then down again to Heart's Desire Beach. The almost 5 mile one way trail head starts at sea level and over the next two miles gains 600 feet through dense groves of Bishop Pine. At the Jepson Trail intersection, the trail begins it's decent to Pebble Beach and ends a half mile further at Heart's Desire.

Trail Location:
Take Sir Frances Drake to Camino Del Mar ( a quarter mile after the road heads inland from Tomales Bay). The trailhead is at the parking lot at the end.

Blooming Plants Not Photographed:
NN= Non native
Aster (Aster chilensis)
Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare) NN
California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica)
Coast Morning Glory (Calystegia purpurata ssp. purpurata)
Coast hedge Nettle (Stachys chamissonis)
Coyote Bush (Baccharis pilularis)
Dodder (Cuscuta salina var. major)
False Dandelion (Hypochaeris radicata) NN
Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) NN
Hedge Nettle (Stachys ajugoides var. rigida)
Huckleberry (Vaccinium ovatum)–Berry only
Jaumea (Jaumea carnosa)
Musk Monkey Flower (Mimulus moschatus)
Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea)
Pickle Weed (Salicornia virginica)
Pink Cudweed (Gnaphalium ramosissimum)
Rattlesnake Grass (Briza maxima) NN
Salal (Gaultheria shallon)–Berry only
Sticky Monkey Flower (Mimulus aurantiacus)
Western Marsh Rosemary (Limonium californicum)
Wood Rose (Rosa gymnocarpa)–Rose hips only
Yerba buena (Satureja douglasii)

Ferns Not Photographed:
Deer Fern (Blechnum spicant)
Sword Fern (Polystichum munitum)
Wood Fern (Dryopteris arguta)










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Coffee Berry (Rhamnus californica): Not quite ripened.