Park ranger, Hilary Maxworthy led today's Wildflowers of the Mother Lode hike at New Melones Lake. Angels Creek trail is a 2.5 mile loop on a beautiful peninsula on the east side of the water. It was a little tough on us old codgers, but no one complained - we were too busy huffing and puffing on the steeper grades.
It was a little early in the season, and the flower show wasn't spectacular, but more than a dozen species were identified and explained, including the infamous poison ivy. Thanks, Hilary!
We also saw caterpillar phecelia, lupine, and others I can't remember and didn't photograph.
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Keywords:California, Mother Lode, flower, hike, hiking, lake, spring, spring time, trail, wildflowers