Mid-Summer on the East Side:
From mountain meadows to the mountain top we go.
|Sophie romps through the lush meadows at Martin's Dairy Campground where the creek still runs strong.|
|We found butterflies meeting to muddle in the |
drying headwaters of the Little Shasta River.
|Cascade Calicoflower specializes in sites that start wet and slowly dry through the summer.|
|Greene's Mariposa Lily is a rare native endemic that prefers dry sites on Willow Mountain.|
|Mountain Pride or Cliff Penstemon wreathed|
the Goosenest crater.
|Dwarf Hulsea or Alpine Gold loves the loose volcanic gravels atop Goosenest.|
|Hiking the trail to the top of Goosenest afforded a view of the north slope of Mt. Shasta,|
with Herd Peak in the middle distance.