NOPE, they’re not hear yet; at least not in force like they were in the featured image above (taken at the Alpine/Mono Co. border in June of 2019), but they’re coming!
THE flowers are just starting to raise their heads and fingers crossed we’ll get a good pop soon. My guess is that within the next several weeks we’ll start to see more color than we are today. We’ve got lots of yellows, some purples and a few reds but it’s certainly not yet what it can be.
MY wife, my Mom and I were just on Monitor Pass last weekend and were hoping to see some mountain iris, mules ears, lupine and such, but alas, we were disappointed (with the lack of color but not with the view – see below).
AS I’ve alluded to before in many posts, there is a lot more to do here in the heart of the California Alps than ride bikes. Birding, hiking, leaf-peeping, and posey-sniffing are just a few of those other options.
IN fact, in case you missed it, check out this post from last month.
OR, take a gander at this one from last year.
IN the meantime, here are a few other images to whet your flower appetite.
The image on the left was taken near Frog Lake and the two (2) on the right were taken near Mill Canyon Road.
SO plan your trip now and come up in a few weeks to do some riding, birding, posey-sniffing, photography, hiking, fishing, or whatever floats your boat.
HEY, what the heck, you can do it all if you’re so inclined!
THE weather is fine, or will be by then at least.
YUP, some snow is expected tomorrow and Friday. If the current wind conditions are any indication we just might get some of that white stuff.
BUT, you know what they say about the weather in the Sierra? If you don’t like it, just wait five (5) minutes. 😉
STAY safe and color on!
4 thoughts on “Wildflowers? Coming Soon to the Sierra Near You!”
One of my favorites at Camp Sierra was the daily show of the Evening Primrose popping open.
I bet that was pretty cool! Where was/is Camp Sierra?
Just above Shaver Lake and below Huntington Lake. The Climb to Kaiser goes very close to it.
Okay, thanks! I’ve done the C2K (well the Tollhouse Century anyway, not that last bit) and plan to do it again, so if the wildflower timing is right I’ll be able to see those primroses in person.