Fish Canyon

The track into Fish Canyon is very exposed, but eventually is shaded by sycamore, bay, bigleaf maple, alder, willow, and coast live oak trees, lined with ferns and poison oak, and surrounded by chaparral-covered slopes. While it's only a 4-mile round-trip hike, it is not readily accessible because the entrance is cut off by a commercial stone quarry. The photos here are from an outing in June 2006 organized by our CNPS chapter, when a representative of the mining company provided a shuttle service from the parking area through the quarry to the trailhead.

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Creek in the canyon

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Creek in the canyon

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Evening primrose (Oenothera elata)

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Evening primrose (Oenothera elata)

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Foothill penstemon (Penstemon heterophyllus)

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White alder (Alnus rhombifolia)

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Elegant clarkia (Clarkia unguiculata)

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Indian milkweed (Asclepias eriocarpa)

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Common sunflower (Helianthus annuus)

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California treefrog (Pseudacris [Hyla"> cadaverina)

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Plummer's mariposa lily (Calochortus plummerae)

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Plummer's mariposa lily (Calochortus plummerae)

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White sage (Salvia apiana)

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Parish's larkspur (Delphinium parishii )

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Scarlet larkspur (Delphinium cardinale)

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Scarlet monkeyflower (Erythranthe cardinalis)

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Lanceleaf liveforever (Dudleya lanceolata)

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Lanceleaf liveforever (Dudleya lanceolata)

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Coulter's matilija poppy (Romneya coulteri)

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Coulter's matilija poppy (Romneya coulteri)

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Lewis's clarkia (Clarkia lewisii)

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Lewis's clarkia (Clarkia lewisii)

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Heart leaved keckiella (Keckiella cordifolia)

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Heart leaved keckiella (Keckiella cordifolia)

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Golden yarrow (Eriophyllum confertiflorum var. confertiflorum)

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Common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

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Sticky monkeyflower (Diplacus aurantiacus)

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Sticky monkeyflower (Diplacus aurantiacus)

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Southern honeysuckle (Lonicera subspicata)

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Sugar bush (Rhus ovata)

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Common goldenstar (Bloomeria crocea)

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Cardinal catchfly (Silene laciniata)

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Fairy lantern (Calochortus albus)

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Fairy lantern (Calochortus albus)

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A lupine (Lupinus sp.)

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San Gabriel Mountains dudleya (Dudleya densiflora)

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The waterfall

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The waterfall

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Photos by Andrea Edwards.

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