MT. WILSON TRAIL TO JONES PEAK AND
BAILEY CANYON, SAN GABRIEL MTS
MAY 2018
PAGE ONE

Photographs by Michael Charters




I have been doing a lot of hikes on the Mt. Wilson Trail recently working on a plant list for the trail, and I have been surprised by the floral abundance that is in evidence right now. The rains we had in March appear to have germinated a great number of things. The Mt. Wilson Trail is one of the historic old trails leading into the front range of the San Gabriel Mts, and it is 7.5 miles from the trailhead to the Mt. Wilson observatory complex. The trail begins about 3 blocks from my house so it's very convenient for me to walk up it. A few years ago a connector trail was created that goes from the Mt. Wilson Trail over to the trail leading up to Jones Peak (see above photo) from Bailey Canyon Park in Sierra Madre. The loop from the trailhead of the Mt. Wilson Trail over to Bailey Canyon Park is about six miles in length. This photo gallery is from that whole loop and thus includes only a portion of the Mt. Wilson Trail. Jones Peak is named after Charles Worthington Jones, the first mayor of Sierra Madre, who served from 1907 to 1914 and died at the age of 99 in 1967. Bailey Canyon is named after Mr. R.J. Bailey who homesteaded there in 1875. Non-native taxa are indicated by an asterisk next to the common name.


   
Farewell-to-spring
Clarkia bottae
Onagraceae

[Named for Paul-Émile Botta, 1802-1870]


 
Mexican pink
Silene laciniata ssp. laciniata
Caryophyllaceae


 
 
 
Bush lupine
Lupinus longifolius
Fabaceae
 
 



   
Annual bedstraw
Galium aparine
Rubiaceae



 
 
Common muilla
Muilla maritima
Themidaceae

 
 



 
Baby blue eyes
Nemophila menziesii var. integrifolia
Boraginaceae


 
 
 
Woodland star
Lithophragma affine
Saxifragaceae
 
 



 
Collar lupine
Lupinus truncatus
Fabaceae



 
Bigelow's spike-moss
Selaginella bigelovii
Selaginellaceae
   
Western wallflower
Erysimum capitatum var. capitatum
Brassicaceae

 


 
Blue dicks
Dichelostemma capitatum ssp. capitatum
Themidaceae
  Southern honeysuckle
Lonicera subspicata var. denudata
Caprifoliaceae


   
California poppy
Eschscholzia californica
Papaveraceae
 
Canyon sweet pea
Lathyrus vestitus var. vestitus
Fabaceae


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