March 29, 2007

Trail Description: Entry is between two posts along side Las Posadas Rd. at the junction of Cold Springs Rd. The park runs mostly south from this point and you soon hit a fire road running East and West. Beyond that is an interesting creek canyon which protected from the more arid higher pine forest elevations, houses Redwood and other shade loving plants.
It was difficult to find many wildflowers, whether due to our trail or time of year is uncertain. 

Trail Location: From Hwy. 29, drive East on Deer park about 6.5 miles until Cold Springs Rd. Take a left on Cold Springs for another mile to a sharp right curve at which point the road becomes Las Posadas Rd. Park here. The park is straight ahead being a pie shaped wedge that runs along Las Posadas Rd.

Ferns not Pictured:
Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum)
California Polypody (Polypody californicum)
Gold Back Fern ( Pentagramma triangularis)

Blooming Plants not pictured:
Buttercup (Ranunculus californicus)
Dwarf Lupine (Lupinus bicolor)
Madrone (Arbutus menziesii)
Milk Maids (Cardamine californica)
Miners Lettuce (Claytonia perfoliata)
Nodding Madia (Madia nutans)
Sanicle (Sanicula tuberosa)
Shooting Star (Dodecatheon hendersonii)









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