This is one of my favorite hikes, especially in the early Summer.
The Lundy Resort is at the end of the paved road. I've never actually been inside and never would have gone beyond if it had not been for our good friend, the late Gary Morgan.
The road beyond the resort is one lane dirt with turn outs. Go slow and all will be well.
The parking is limited so we try to avoid it on the weekends. There is a herd of mountain sheep in the area but I have never seen them. A researcher told me they are often above the resort but hard to see.
The trail is rocky, steep in some places and offers little shade. Why do I like it. The water falls for one thing.
The diversity of flora for another.
The beginning of the hike offers a variety of dry land flowers.
When you reach this stream, flowing across the trail (a bit of a challenge) you encounter a new group of flowers.
I call it "God's Garden"
This is just a sampling, I had a hard time limiting the number of photos so combined many.
One of my favorite flowers is the tiny rein orchid, about 1/4 inch each.
I turned back here. Some of the best scenery is beyond. I suppose if I scooted across the log on my butt I would be OK, but why bother. Next month this will be dry and I can walk across the stream bed. I suspect the water goes underground because the stream always has water downstream. Maybe someday I'll investigate but for now I am just glad it will be easier if I wait a month to cross.
You probably won't notice the Indian on your way to the trail head but you can't miss him on your return.
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