SOUTH FORK TRAIL TO DRY LAKE, SAN GORGONIO WILDERNESS
AUGUST 2008 PAGE ONE
Photographs by Michael Charters




Dry Lake is a small, shallow, seasonal body of water about 1-3/4 miles south of South Fork Meadows, surrounded by the high arc of Jepson Peak, San Gorgonio Mountain, Lake Peak and Grinnell Mountain. There are two Forest Service campgrounds there used most often by people making overnight hiking trips to San Gorgonio. From Dry Lake it is a fairly easy 2 miles to Mineshaft Saddle from which you can be on the summit of Old Grayback in a couple of hours. An upside-down V next to the common name indicates a taxon that was new to me when I photographed it on this field trip. An asterisk indicates a non-native species.


   
Ragged leaf bahia
Bahia dissecta
Asteraceae
 
Ranger's buttons
Sphenosciadium capitellatum
Apiaceae
 
Meadow arnica
Arnica chamissonis ssp. foliosa
Asteraceae


 
Desert crested wheatgrass
Agropyron desertorum
Poaceae
 
Perennial chickweed *
Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare
Caryophyllaceae


 
 
California fuchsia
Epilobium canum ssp. latifolium
Onagraceae
 
 
Small-leaved creambush
Holodiscus microphyllus var. microphyllus
Rosaceae
Fremont's goosefoot
Chenopodium fremontii
Chenopodiaceae
   
Western mountain aster
Aster occidentalis var. occidentalis
Asteraceae
Common wild oats
Avena fatua
Poaceae


 
Water cress
Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum
Brassicaceae

 
 
Mountain mugwort
Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. incompta
Asteraceae
 
 
 
 
Willow-herb
Epilobium ciliatum ssp. ciliatum
Onagraceae
Hoary-aster
Machaeranthera canescens var. canescens
Asteraceae
 
 

   
California geranium
Geranium californicum
Geraniaceae
 
San Bernardino beardtongue
Penstemon caesius
Scrophulariaceae
 
Southern monardella
Monardella australis
Lamiaceae
   
Pine rock-cress
Arabis holboellii var. pinetorum
Brassicaceae
Parish's bedstraw
Galium parishii
Rubiaceae
   
Parish's catchfly
Silene parishii
Caryophyllaceae
White-veined wintergreen
Pyrola picta
Ericaceae
   


   
Wright's buckwheat
Eriogonum wrightii var. subscaposum
Polygonaceae
 
San Bernardino rubber rabbitbrush
Chrysothamnus nauseosus ssp. bernardinus
Asteraceae
 
Rydberg's horkelia
Horkelia rydbergii
Rosaceae