Another adventure scouting for spring color today. We drove to Valley Springs, then to some uncharted territory northeast through Paloma, then continuing on Gwin Mine Road down to the Mokolumne and the Middle Bar Bridge, then on up to Hwy 49 just south of Jackson. We stopped at the new access parking lot right across the bridge below Electra Road for a few shots, then back to Electra Road.
It is sad to report too little rain will most likely give far less color this year than the past few. We were early, though, and I only saw a few poppies, some spring vetch and a 2" lupine standing alone by the side of the road. We'll try to come back in a few weeks and see how much things have improved.
The water in the river is extremely low this year compared to last . . . down maybe 3' or more. Kayakers, beware!
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