TRAIL TO GRINNELL RIDGE, SAN GORGONIO WILDERNESS
AUGUST 2008 PAGE ONE
Photographs by Michael Charters




Grinnell Ridge is about 1-1/2 miles north of South Fork Meadows, along the Lost Creek Trail which runs from the South Fork Trail 5.3 miles to South Fork Campground on SR 38. The trail first crosses the headwaters of the Santa Ana River and then switchbacks easily up to the ridge at an elevation of about 8100'. Grinnell Ridge overlooks Poopout Hill.


   
Columbia cutleaf
Hymenopappus filifolius var. lugens
Asteraceae
 
Ashy gray paintbrush
Castilleja cinerea
Scrophulariaceae
 
Mountain snowberry
Symphoricarpos rotundifolius var. parishii
Caprifoliaceae


 
Hoary-aster
Machaeranthera canescens var. canescens
Asteraceae
 
Wheeler's cinquefoil
Potentilla wheeleri
Rosaceae


 
 
Blue-eyed grass
Sisyrinchium bellum
Iridaceae
 
 
San Gabriel beardtongue
Penstemon labrosus
Scrophulariaceae
Brewer's fleabane
Erigeron breweri
Asteraceae
   
Bigelow's sneezeweed
Helenium bigelovii
Asteraceae
Fir mistletoe
Phoradendron pauciflorum
Viscaceae


 
California-aster
Lessingia filaginifolia var. filaginifolia
Asteraceae


 
 
Common horsetail
Equisetum arvense
Equisetaceae
 
 
 
 
Willow-leaved dock
Rumex salicifolius var. denticulatus
Polygonaceae
Parish's yampah
Perideridia parishii ssp. parishii
Apiaceae
 
 

   
Dandelion
Taraxacum officinale
Asteraceae
 
Rosy pussytoes
Antennaria rosea ssp. rosea
Asteraceae
 
Mountain pink currant
Ribes nevadense
Grossulariaceae
   
Tiling's monkeyflower
Mimulus tilingii
Scrophulariaceae
Yarrow
Achillea millefolium
Asteraceae
   
White catchfly
Silene verecunda ssp. platyota
Caryophyllaceae
Arrowleaf butterweed
Senecio triangularis
Asteraceae
   


   
Corn lily
Veratrum californicum var. californicum
Liliaceae
 
Meadow starwort
Stellaria longipes var. longipes
Caryophyllaceae