Shoemaker Canyon Road

A walk along Shoemaker Canyon Road is easy and pleasant. All of these photos are from mid winter (January 7, 2009), so the amount of flowering plants was highly limited. But even so, there was plenty of interest, including the geology of the rock cuttings along the road. This is the so-called Road to Nowhere, which ends after the second tunnel. The photos from this page are all the first section of road beyond the parking lot. That is, we didn't get to the tunnels. That will be for another occasion. However, you can see distant views of the tunnels from our page about the Heaton Flat Trail.

For details of the Shoemaker Canyon Road itself, see Dan Simpson's web page.

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Mt Blady from Shoemaker Cyn Road

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Mt Baldy from Shoemaker Cyn Road

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Longstem wild buckwheat (Eriogonum elongatum var. elongatum)

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Longstem wild buckwheat (Eriogonum elongatum var. elongatum)

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Hollyleaf redberry (Rhamnus ilicifolia)

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Big-leaf maple (Acer macrophyllum)

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Goodding's black willow (Salix gooddingii)

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Goodding's black willow (Salix gooddingii)

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Rock face in the butting

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Rock face in the cutting

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Hoaryleaf ceanothus (Ceanothus crassifolius)

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Bobcat footprints

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Deer footprints

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Bigberry manzanita (Arctostaphylos glauca)

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Bird's foot fern (Pellaea mucronata)

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Looking towards the narrows

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Parking lot at end of East Fork road

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Woolly paintbrush (Castilleja foliolosa)

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Heaton Flat and the track up the canyon

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Track up canyon at Heaton Flat

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ACKNOWLEDGMENT

Thanks to Jane Strong for assistance in identification of plants and flowers, and for her knowledge of geographic features.

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