Bench Valley Field Trip 4 August 2015

At Dinkey Creek, I turned east toward Courtright Reservoir where I was to start a four day trip to Bench Valley. Smoke began to fill the air and I wondered if I would be able to hike. It dissipated as I approached the turnoff to Courtright and hope returned. I left the Maxson Trailhead and my nose started running and my eyes burned. By the time I reached the head of Long Meadow, I had decided to turn around. In 60 years of hiking, it is the first time I have ever quit a hike. In addition to the thick smoke, three years of drought had left the country dry and unattractive.

On the return from Long Meadow, I managed to make five observations, despite my dismal mood.

Posted by sekihiker sekihiker, August 05, 2015 09:16 PM

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Prickly Hawkweed Hieracium horridum

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sekihiker

Date

August 4, 2015 12:24 PM PDT

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What

sulfur buckwheat Eriogonum umbellatum

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sekihiker

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August 4, 2015 01:04 PM PDT

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sekihiker

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August 4, 2015 02:03 PM PDT

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Square

Observer

sekihiker

Date

August 4, 2015 02:05 PM PDT

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sekihiker

Date

August 4, 2015 02:15 PM PDT

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