Glendora Community Conservancy to see when the trail would be reopened, and various issues have kept it closed. The county has been a main cause for the closure due to issues with the nearby flood control area.
The smattering of small purple flowers is lost in a sea of amber grass. Back on the main trail I continue to climb. The fire damage has been softened over the year. Our drought makes the surrounding hillsides with its dead grass feel more like mid-summer than mid-spring. The temperature is quite pleasant and the warm sun feels good. Views open up over Glendora and haze mutes the horizon. I’m disappointed to see graffiti on rocks and signs. I encounter only one party en route, a group of several young men.
5:37 - Glendora Mountain Road (0.71 mile from the start). I walk over to the berm to get the money shot of the southern panorama.
Leave GMR at 5:40. One minute down the trail delivers me to the junction and I head east on Colby-Dalton Trail.
Back on the trail, I leave the late afternoon sun and descend into the riparian sanctuary. I greet familiar plants by name as I think about the times I’ve led nature walks here.
Epilog - A very pleasant outing. I’m so glad the trail is finally open. It really does provide a nice walking venue for local folks. And it’s always special to experience blooming Brodiaea filifolia.
See Colby Trail hike description at Dan's Hiking Pages
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