Iris douglasiana DS

Castilleja subinclusa  

Tuesday, April 20—9:30 am to 1 pm
Leaders:  Ann and Woody Elliott

This lovely trail follows along a bluff right above the ocean and continues into an open forest, eventually passing a couple of small lakes. We should find a variety of chaparral and woodland wildflowers in these habitats, including red and yellow paintbrush (Castilleja sp.), cow parsnip (Heracleum maximum), lupine sp., Douglas iris (Iris douglasii), California buttercup (Ranunculus californicus) and various ferns. Migrating California gray whales would be an added treat.

This is an out-and-back hike; we’ll continue as far as we are inclined, probably not the full 4 miles to Double Point.

To reach the trailhead, approach the town of Bolinas using the Bolinas-Olema Road off Route 1. Go left when the road T’s at a plant nursery. As you continue, watch for the “Peace Barn” on the left and take the next right onto Mesa Road. Continue for 4.2 miles to the parking lot.

Please sign up for any trips you plan to join by emailing Susan Schlosser: scschlosser52@gmail.com