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Bass Lake, Sierra Nevada, California, May 2013 : Bass Lake is situated just a few miles South of Yosemite National Park. It's a favorite hiking and lunch spot (Restaurant: Ducey's-on-the-Lake). Hiking Trails: Angel Falls on Willow Creek Trail, Way of the Mono, and just a bit South of Bass Lake Corlieu and Redrock Falls. 
Today we were hiking the short (0.6 miles) "Way of the Mono Trail". It's a loop trail that seems to be a bit longer than the stated distance due to going uphill for the first half. However, its shaded, and there are great views of Bass Lake along the way. It's an interpretive trail,  currently signs are  being  is restored by a crew.  
The first 7 photos were taken from the hiking trail, the rest from a near-by beach.

Bass Lake, Sierra Nevada, California,...

Californiahiker

Bass Lake is situated just a few miles South of Yosemite National Park ...

Updated: May 18, 2013 10:18pm PST

Wildflowers - Mariposa County :

Wildflowers - Mariposa County

JoWest

Updated: May 10, 2013 3:29pm PST

Arena Plains 2013 : Arena Plains, Part of the San Luis/Merced Wildlife Refuge Complex is an area normally closed off to the public. However, one day each spring it is opened up for guided tours. Due to lack of rain this year the show of flowers was not as good as during years when there is plenty of water. However, it was still a satisfying visit. 
http://www.fws.gov/sanluis/arena_plains.htm

Arena Plains 2013

Californiahiker

Arena Plains, Part of the San Luis/Merced Wildlife Refuge Complex is a ...

Updated: Apr 14, 2013 12:51pm PST

Wildflowers Arena Plains National Wildlife Refuge 2010 : Arena Plains NWR ist part of the San Luis and Merced NWR. Arena Plains normally is not open to the public. http://www.fws.gov/sanluis/arena_plains.htm
This refuge consists of 2,464 acres and contains the San Joaquin Valley's largest block of undisturbed sand dunes, perched wetlands, and vernal pool habitat. 
Unique wildflower fields plus a variety of endangered, threatened and sensitive wildlife and plants exist here.
Once a year the public is welcome to ranger led tours. On April 10th 2010 I participated in the tour, and these are my photos from that day.

Wildflowers Arena Plains National Wil...

Californiahiker

Arena Plains NWR ist part of the San Luis and Merced NWR. Arena Plains ...

Updated: Apr 10, 2010 3:48pm PST

Merced River Poppies :

Merced River Poppies

JoWest

Updated: Jan 18, 2010 1:22pm PST

Mount Shasta flowers - Oregon trip 7-27-09 : We took these pictures on the slopes of Mount Shasta in N. Calif. at the end of July 2009.

I didn't remember our having spent time around Mount Shasta so I planned a stop there at the start of our trip to Portland.  I was surprised to see the numbers and varieties of wildflowers at the end of July.

Mount Shasta flowers - Oregon trip 7-...

NatureLover

We took these pictures on the slopes of Mount Shasta in N. Calif. at t ...

Updated: Oct 04, 2009 6:05pm PST

Merced River Canyon Wildflowers Spring 2009 : Along HWY 140 toward Yosemite National Park. The hills are full of California Poppies.
The last few photos were taken at the Merced River near Lake MClure

Merced River Canyon Wildflowers Sprin...

Californiahiker

Along HWY 140 toward Yosemite National Park. The hills are full of Cal ...

Updated: Mar 19, 2009 10:32pm PST