MT. LOWE ROAD AND SUNSET RIDGE TRAIL, SAN GABRIEL MTS
MAY 2014 PAGE ONE
Photographs by Michael Charters




Having done the upper part of the Mt. Lowe Road from Eaton Saddle earler in the month, I decided to follow that up with a quick hike up the lower section of the road as far as the spur over to Echo Mountain and then back down the Sunset Ridge Trail. From the Sunset Ridge Trail you can access the trail that used to be open from Millard Campground to Dawn Mine and Tom Sloan Saddle, the trailhead for which at the campground has been closed since the Station Fire and for some reason has not been reopened. An asterisk next to the common name indicates a non-native taxon.


 
 
Plummer's mariposa lily
Calochortus plummerae
Liliaceae

[Named for Sara Allen Plummer, 1836-1923]
 
 
   



 
Bush senecio
Senecio flaccidus var. douglasii
Asteraceae


 
 
 

Mexican pink
Silene laciniata ssp. laciniata
Caryophyllaceae

 
 
 



 
Black sage
Salvia apiana
Lamiaceae



   
Common deerweed
Acmispon glaber var. glaber
Fabaceae


   
Caterpillar phacelia
Phacelia cicutaria var. hispida
Boraginaceae



 
 
 
Bigberry manzanita
Arctostaphylos glauca
Ericaceae
 
 



 
Blue-witch nightshade
Solanum umbelliferum
Solanaceae
  Birch-leaf mountain mahogany
Cercocarpus betuloides var. betuloides
Rosaceae



   
Mediterranean mustard *
Hirschfeldia incana
Brassicaceae

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