Foggy Flores Peak Sierra Club Hike
by Robert Bernstein,
Once again I led a Sierra Club hike from Gibraltar Rock to Flores Peak!
Here are all my photos!
It was a very foggy day, yet our wonderful group enjoyed it all! And there was plenty to enjoy. Notably, the colorful wildflowers and the ethereal, mystical feel of the fog. The wildflowers sparkled with dew. Here was hummingbird sage looking like precious jewels.
This Indian Paintbrush sparkled as if it was covered in frost
Turkish Rugging really does look like a majestic intricately woven carpet
The fog made the flowers look like they were illuminated from another dimension
This sculpted eerie rock fit well with the theme
The trail is very, very steep and slippery in places and I worried this would be a problem in a fog. No problem at all for our agile group! Here Liz led the way behind me as we neared the top
This bouquet of Pearly Everlasting greeted us at the summit
Kathy smiled as we enjoyed snacks in cloud rock garden
Coming down is even scarier than the ascent. Architect Ellen led the way as if it was no big challenge and the others followed with confidence
Here Ryan made the final descent through a lush dripping area of ferns, mosses and manzanitas
No rain, but we were a bit damp from the vegetation! A magical, enjoyable mystery tour!
Remember, the Sierra Club usually has about four hikes each week!
Here you can find one that is right for you!