UPPER FISH CREEK TRAIL TO MINE SHAFT SADDLE AUGUST 2008
Photographs by Michael Charters




Most of the species seen on this hike have already been displayed on the previous Upper Fish Creek trail hike and so won't be displayed here. Also, the higher you go, the fewer species there are. But this is a great hike to Mine Shaft Saddle at 9930', with spectacular views of the surrounding peaks and down to Dry Lake far below. From this point you are only about 3-1/2 miles from the summit.


   
California goldenrod
Solidago californica
Asteraceae
 
Martin's paintbrush
Castilleja applegatei ssp. martinii
Scrophulariaceae
 
Rock buckwheat
Eriogonum saxatile
Polygonaceae


 
Cf. Broad-seeded rock-cress
Arabis platysperma
Brassicaceae


   
Ragged-leaf bahia
Bahia dissecta
Asteraceae
 
Watson's spike-moss
Selaginella watsonii
Selaginellaceae


 
Woodland spurge
Euphorbia palmeri
Euphorbiaceae
 
Munz's buckwheat
Eriogonum umbellatum var. munzii
Polygonaceae


   
Jeffrey pine
Pinus jeffreyi
Pinaceae
 
Parish's buckwheat
Eriogonum parishii
Polygonaceae