Saturday, April 26, 2014, 9:00 a.m.: Chilao-Santa Clara Divide Road: This is a hiking trip into the rich diversity of plants in the open conifer forest dominated by Jeffrey pine, (Pinus jeffreyi). Plants seen in previous years include scarlet bugler (Penstemon centranthifolius), grape soda lupine (Lupinus excubitus subsp. johnstonii), Davidson's phacelia (Phacelia davidsonii), spreading larkspur (Delphinium patens), and many more. Our gallery pages contain photos from chapter field trips several years ago to the Chilao area, and to Santa Clara Divide Road. Leader Jane Tirrell, jgtirrell(at)gmail(dot)com. Hiking grade: easy with one moderate section.
Directions: Meet 9:00 a.m. at the Three Points parking area, located on Santa Clara Divide Road just after it branches off to the west from Angeles Crest Highway near Mile Marker 52.80, about 28 miles from the I-210 in La Cañada We'll carpool to the Horse Flats campground and then on to the trailhead for Mt. Hillyer at Rosenita Saddle. Adventure Pass required. Restroom available at Three Points.
Other information: For a printable plant list, click here.