Off of Highway 20 in the sierras there are some PG&E lakes and some very tricky 4WD roads that take you to some spectacular areas. One of those is Loney Meadow, a hidden gem that was recently restored from cattle grazing.
I hate when people do that to the signs.
Pink pussy paws
A different lupine
Can you see the spider?
A little closer then
Some shooting stars
Not 100% on this one, well, not even 5%
This looked like a lilac
Some penstemon near the center and lots of blue eyed grass
I think these were just weeds
Look a bit like white elephant’s head
Wooly mule’s ear
Elderberry or poison angelica
A much better view of this spectacular meadow before we head up the hill
On the way we saw these immense aspens which were all connected at the roots around a boggy area
The snow plant indicated a high elevation and pines nearby
They are parasites of the pines, feeding off the nutrients in the roots
Next up, Rock Lakes further up the trail from the meadow.