another fun remote spot seen on google maps 2016
google earth 2016. amazing the true wilderness so close to LA... you just can't get up here unless you are a bird or mountain goat. OK maybe a bear. But humans, not too much
from google maps 2016. Probably not many humans make it up here, these are for condors and coyotes.
see google imagery 2016. This area is called Opids Camp and is one of the wettest places in southern California, average precip somewhere around what Seattle gets though almost all in winter and subject to the yearly variation of southern California. it almost looks like the Pacific Northwest in here and the bigcone LOVES it as does bay, oak, etc. Some sugar pines and incense cedar may sneak down too but this is a patch of bigcone here, very visible on air photos. Neat place that hasn't been explored enough at least on inat
i know I have seen these from the Valley and it may be these or ones near them. google imagery 2016
google 2016. closer to the desert here. pretty neat. I wonder if this oak is canyon live oak
google maps 2016 woo hoo
2016 google maps. neat little gully. someone could probably hike up this road to see if it's public access
2016 google maps
Pseudotsuga macrocarpa, commonly called the bigcone spruce or bigcone Douglas-fir, is an evergreen conifer native to the mountains of southern California, It is notable for having the largest (by far) cones in its Pseudotsuga genus, hence the name.