This is one of my favorite short hikes in the area. It has recently had major improvements to the lower section of the trail making it more accessible for hiking. It was a gorgeous day!
These flowers are part of the aster family. Bigelow’s sneezeweed is named after J.M. Bigelow, a plant collector on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey in the 1850s.
The plant was discovered in 1841 by the botanist William D. Brackenridge at Mount Shasta.
On the way to the Upper Lake offers spectacular views of Mt. Shasta!
Labrador Tea also known as Trapper's Tea was a valued beverage by European settlers and traders.
These Arabians can be seen from the Stewart Springs Road on the way up to the Caldwell Lakes trailhead.
The weather is feeling a lot like summer~Book a trip NOW!