Over the years Fish Canyon has been a nearby laboratory for me to learn about plants. For this hike I was privileged to join up again with Michael Charters, esteemed author of CalFlora.net. Our original plan was to hike on Saturday, but I heard from Jeff at Vulcan that last Saturday the 100-car parking lot was completely full by 9 a.m. So we switched to Friday to avoid the crowds.
Since I’ve blogged so much about Fish Canyon over the years, I’ll just hit the highlights of this hike and share a few pics.
We arrived at the falls at 11:10. It was flowing modestly and will not last long into the summer unless we get some more good rain. There was a group of about a half dozen college students swimming and jumping off the rocks. We had some lunch and started back at 12:10. Along the way we discovered some occurrences of the rare Dudleya densiflora that neither of us had remembered seeing before. We enjoyed our stroll back. It always puzzles me as to why people begin a hike in the middle of the day when it is so hot.
We finished the hike at 2:00. There were four other cars in the parking lot.
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