No mountain lions prowled their namesake trail today. And I didn’t see any burros to pack my gear. But this four-mile loop trail in Golden Gate Canyon State Park showed me a profusion of wildflowers. In particular I never saw so many paintbrush(es?) and yellow stonecrop(s?).
A wonderful hike! Much better than I expected this late in the season. I thought that I might be too late for the wildflowers on this trail, since I climbed only from about 7,000 to 8,000 feet, and thought the peak bloom today would be higher.
Here’s where I lunched along Deer Creek on an organic chicken leg and water: