Spring Mountain Ranch - Trip Notes for 05/26/2016

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05/26/2016 Trip NotesThis was the last scheduled Spring hiking trip for the Henderson Senior Center Rock-hounds before summer. Their yearly visit was also their year-end picnic. On this trip, the only hiking I did was a walk around "Lake Harriet", large reservoir that he named after the wife of Chet Lauck, (Lum of the "Lum and Abner" radio show). This beautiful reservoir provides views in every direction, like those seen in (Figs. 01-03). Besides being surrounded by reeds, the northshore is populated by patches of Yerba Mansa, a.k.a. Lizard Tail. Click here to read about this plant ... Yerba Mansa (Anemopsis californica). As I worked my way around the reservoir I capture several pictures of various plants and aquatic wildlife (Figs. 04 & 05). On the way back to the picnic area, I captures this picture of one of the property's original ranch houses (Fig. 06). By the time we got back to the picnic area almost everyone had finished eating. We quickly gathered up a few plates of food before everything was put away; not taking time to take any "picnic" pictures. Driving south on Blue Diamond Road on our way home we spotted a group of five or six burros along the side of the road (Figs. 07 & 08). This is a beautiful state park, and as usual, it made for another great day.  
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