Sunday, March 30, 2014

Windy Point Trail

Dijukno that California has many beautiful, and historic hiking opportunities?

CA Explorer, Windy Point trail

Evan Jones

Windy Point trail...wildflowers and history

What better way to harken spring than to walk among multicolored flowers, with a backdrop of a wild
river and its precipitous canyon? The Windy Point trail near Colfax offers a remarkable seasonal
procession of wildflowers, and yet it remains a well kept secret. This is a pity because in mid-season,
practiced eyes have reported over 100 species of wildflowers along the first mile of trail alone. Bring a
hand lens and local flower guide! (“Wildflowers of Nevada and Placer Counties,” by Redbud Chapter,
CA Native Plant Society, is excellent)

 Near the trailhead, we enter a portal of Douglas fir, big leaf maple and black oak. Ponderosa pine,
buckeye with its new leaves and cinnamon colored nuts, and incense cedar help shade the trail. Toyon,
fragrant bay laurel, canyon live oak, gray pine, blue oak, interior live oak, redbud, and manzanita
complement the scene.

Early season blossoms include

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Hiking and Trail Apps

Dijukno there are several cross-platform hiking and trail Smart phone apps available?  I would like to share

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Links

California Avalanche And Weather
Avalanche.org
National Snow And Ice Data Center
South Lake Tahoe Chamber Of Commerce
Lake Tahoe Visitor's Authority
Everytrail
Trails.com
Trail Calendar
Nevada State Parks
Recreation.gov
USDA Forest Service: Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit
USDA Forest Service: Shasta-Trinity National Forest Management Unit
American Hiking Society
Yolo Hiker
National Geographic Map Software
Sierra Avalanche Center
NOAA Tide Predictions
International CPR Institute
American Red Cross
The Weather Channel
summitpost.org
National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration
California Department Of Transportation
National Outdoor Leadership School
Placer County Mountain Rescue Team
Leave No Trace
Pacific Crest Trail Association
Tahoe Rim Trail Association
National Weather Service
Weather Underground
The Weather Channel
USDA Climbing Advisory For Mt. Shasta
Mount Shasta Avalanche Center
Hiking The Trail
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Go Camping Australia
The iFootpath Daily
Adventures In The Outdoors
GetOffYourGass


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Dijukno Dijukno? was started as postings on Facebook sharing things I have learned early on since I began hiking in July 2010?

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Thunder and Lightning Safety

Dijukno many visiting the outdoors are unaware of the measures they can take to lower their risk of being struck by lightning?  Educating yourself about lightning strikes can