DATE: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
TIME: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
LEADER OF WALK:  Carolyn Longstreth
LOCATION:  Devil’s Gulch Trailhead, Samuel P. Taylor State Park, Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Lagunitas, CA

Join Carolyn Longstreth on this classic Marin wildflower hike. In spring, the lower stretch of Bill’s Trail in Devil’s Gulch offers one of the county’s most beautiful displays of spring flowers.  Masses of starry Solomon’s seal, hound’s tongue and columbine mingle freely with checker lily, fairy bells, maidenhair fern and fetid adder’s tongue, draping both sides of the trail. Of course, the precipitation pattern in any given year makes the extent and timing of the display hard to predict, but it’s always a beautiful walk and there are unusual woodies there, western leatherwood and California nutmeg.

What degree of difficulty: Easy walking; slight uphill grade for about 1.5 miles.

Attendees should wear: Good walking shoes. Dress in layers, be prepared for rain, if forecast

Attendees should bring: Water, a hat

The event is free and no preregistration is required.

In case of heavy rain, contact: cklongstreth@gmail.com or (415) 669-7514

Directions: The Devil’s Gulch Trailhead is located on Sir Francis Drake Blvd. exactly 1 mile west of the main entrance to Samuel P. Taylor State Park. Meet at the unmarked parking area on the south side of the highway.