Monday, April 16, 2018

Rockhouse Basin

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Paul organized another excellent Any Day Hiker outing.  We did a loop hike through Rockhouse Basin and back via the PCT.  Glorious weather and good company.  The flowers were still several weeks away, but we enjoyed the views.

Rockhouse Basin panorama.  Photo courtesy Paul Decker.

The South Fork Kern River.

Lunch time.  Photo courtesy Shawn Peters.

Brian handing out cookies to PCT hikers.  Photo courtesy Shawn Peters.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The Desert Blooms

My expectations for desert flowers this year were very low.  Mostly that has been true, but we have stumbled across a few amazing patches where the rain and sun combo was just right.  We also stumbled across an area with amazing patches of flowers.  We went there twice this week!