Thank you for the kind words! No one in our group touched the Weed's Mariposa Lily! Photos only were taken! Yes, it is an officially endangered species as far as I know.
And glad the photos brought back memories of horse riding and of Col McMenemy. We are very fortunate to have this area preserved thanks to him and other more recent generous donors.
This loop hike is fun because of how you can go on pieces of eight different trails in less than six miles!