COOPER CANYON, SAN GABRIEL MTS SEPTEMBER 2008
PAGE ONE
Photographs by Michael Charters




The Burkhart Trail goes two miles down beautiful Cooper Canyon from Buckhorn Campground to the top of Little Rock Creek. From there you can go on the 3-mile Rattlesnake Trail to Eagle's Roost on the Angeles Crest Highway, although that trail section is closed now for habitat protection of the mountain yellow-legged frog (Rana muscosa), or you can go in the other direction 3 miles to Cloudburst Summit, or you can continue on the Burkhart Trail to the Devil's Punchbowl. This is one of the prettiest little canyons in the San Gabriels and is a nice hike almost any time of the year. And as with the last few gallery pages, I have attempted to show what some of these species look like now in the non-blooming season.


 
 
Scarlet monkeyflower
Mimulus cardinalis
Scrophulariaceae
 
 
Coffeeberry
Rhamnus californica
Rhamnaceae
Jeffrey pine
Pinus jeffreyi
Pinaceae
Greata's aster
Aster greatae
Asteraceae
Threadleaf rubber rabbitbrush
Chrysothamnus nauseosus ssp. consimilis
Asteraceae


 
Wright's buckwheat
Eriogonum wrightii var. subscaposum
Polygonaceae

 
 
California-aster
Lessingia filaginifolia var. filaginifolia
Asteraceae
 
 
 
 
Interior rose
Rosa woodsii var. gratissima
Rosaceae
Mugwort
Artemisia douglasiana
Asteraceae
 
 

   
Nevin's bird's beak
Cordylanthus nevinii
Scrophulariaceae
 
California goldenrod
Solidago californica
Asteraceae
 
Telegraph weed
Heterotheca grandiflora
Asteraceae
   
Mountain whitethorn
Ceanothus cordulatus
Rhamnaceae
Leafy daisy
Erigeron foliosus var. foliosus
Asteraceae
   
California fuchsia
Epilobium canum ssp. latifolium
Onagraceae
Round-leaved boykinia
Boykinia rotundifolia
Saxifragaceae
   


   
Rock buckwheat
Eriogonum saxatile
Polygonaceae
 
Pine drops
Pterospora andromedea
Ericaceae
 
California sister
Adelpha bredowii


 
Few-flowered naked buckwheat
Eriogonum nudum var. pauciflorum
Polygonaceae

 
 
Urn-flowered alumroot
Heuchera elegans
Saxifragaceae
 
Incense-cedar
Calocedrus decurrens
Cupressaceae
Tehachapi ragwort
Senecio ionophyllus
Asteraceae