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Re: Gimme the Good Earth III

PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 9:53 pm
by Jesús Malverde

Can't think of it, ack. Begins with an "S".

Gimme the Good Earth III

PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 11:27 pm
by Oldjoints
Astilbe

Re: Gimme the Good Earth III

PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 6:03 pm
by Intrinsic
Thanks Old Joints, but it's not for a couple of reasons. I'm certain my plant is native and Astilbe is Asian. And mine is woody with alternate leaves and Astilbe is mostly herbaceous with basil leaves. Yet it got me on the right track.

... cause it was listed as sometimes called Spirea.

I couldn't find either name in my Munz ("A California Flora", the definitive work).
Since I had the Munz out I tried to key it out with just a pic. I have loads of picture books but it wasn't in any of 'em.

I came up with: Spiraea Douglasii.
Confirmed when i got to the Internet today.
Dang close to Spirea, a likely common alternate spelling.
Which would jive with Haysus's begins with "S".
Once I got it firmly placed in the Rose family it was trivial. What looks like 4 styles must really be 4 stigmas. The 5 petals and numerous stamens should have clued me in. :facepalm:
The leafs only toothed on the upper part helped cinched it.

Thanks Guys, I'm glad y'all helped to solve this one.

Dang purty

Re: Gimme the Good Earth III

PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 6:19 pm
by Intrinsic
From the top around Spanish peak I left the PCT for a couple of days to pass through the Sliver lake Basin and a small town of Meadow Valley. The lake basin was hot but there wasn't much in town, a post office and a small country school. No bar, no deli, no store, but a pay phone (no court date yet)

Silver lake

Gold lake

Gold and silver lake and trail down.

All in beautiful granite!

Then the road into town

Spanish peak and blue blue skies. The smokes all gone. I'm a happy camper.


Country schoolhouse

Re: Gimme the Good Earth III

PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 7:53 pm
by Oldjoints
Intrinsic wrote:Thanks Old Joints, but it's not for a couple of reasons. I'm certain my plant is native and Astilbe is Asian. And mine is woody with alternate leaves and Astilbe is mostly herbaceous with basil leaves. Yet it got me on the right track.


Cool, glad you found out what it was.... purty indeed!

Re: Gimme the Good Earth III

PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 8:39 pm
by Intrinsic
I'm in way deep
That's how it has to be
It's hot in the desert
But I'm cool in the zone



I think this one came out pretty darn good.

Re: Gimme the Good Earth III

PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 12:35 pm
by Oldjoints
Your on a rooooll...............

Re: Gimme the Good Earth III

PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 7:01 pm
by Intrinsic
Yeah i hope that vid wasn't too pretentious.



Passed Bucks Lake and then back on the PCT.
Lookout rock

Yet another Mule Deer

Bear Creak

Dropped down 3000 feet to cross the Middle Fork of the Feather River




The foot bridge and the beautiful marble rock gorge.

Re: Gimme the Good Earth III

PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 7:08 pm
by Intrinsic
Climbing back up on a marble lined trail.

Back up on the ridge and the Central Valley still shrouded deep in smoke the Reading Fire. I'm mostly out of it.

Cedar spring.

The trail would alternate between cool shady forest to open vistas.





Sweeeeet!

'Flamin': 2 ½ months from the Mexican border, a little behind schedule but in great spirits and having a awesome time. I really hit it off with flamin, very envious of his hike. Too cool.

Gimme the Good Earth III

PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 9:36 pm
by Jesús Malverde
Great update, beautiful backcountry and photos.

Re: Gimme the Good Earth III

PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 9:51 pm
by dill786
awesome scenery,,,

thank for the continuous pics

loving it.........

Re: Gimme the Good Earth III

PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 12:31 pm
by Irwin the Troll
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Re: Gimme the Good Earth III

PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 8:33 pm
by Intrinsic
:roll:

Re: Gimme the Good Earth III

PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 8:38 pm
by Intrinsic
Random pics from the trail. Awesome scenery, uneventful and lovin' it.

Solar charging


The pct tail closed 5 days after a I left Beldon re-supply, that was a bit close!!






Re: Gimme the Good Earth III

PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 8:47 pm
by Intrinsic




Indian Paint Brush

Elderberry

Redberry

Wind sculptured White Pine

Gimme the Good Earth III

PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 10:06 pm
by Oldjoints
Amazing scenery.....