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Wildflowers of the Bodie Hills

Friday 7:00 AM-4:30 PM
Trip# 217: Wildflowers of the Bodie Hills
Tags: high elevation > 8,000' multiple locations plants flowers
Description: Plants with Great Basin and Sierran affinities come together in the Bodie Hills, whose ancient volcanic landscapes are covered with sagebrush and pinyon. This all-day driving tour of the Bodie Hills will visit as many different sites for wildflowers as possible in this very snowy year. Selected stops may include: sagebrush slopes, old-growth pinyon stands, aspen groves, streamlets, meadows, and ponds. We will see many common wildflowers, and hopefully some unusual and even rare ones. There will be many opportunities for photography of landscapes and flowers. Please keep in mind that some roads may be inaccessible this year and stops will be planned with this possible limitation. On the other hand, unusual snow years often bring unusually interesting results in the plant world. Bring lunch, snacks, plenty of water. High clearance vehicles required. Plants of the Bodie Hills, Tim Messick's flora that contains a map and plant keys, is available free for download at: bodiehillsplants.com and may be helpful to have on a phone or tablet during the trip. (est. driving miles: 80+; hiking difficulty: easy to moderate).
Current Weather Conditions in Lee Vining:
Broken clouds, 69° (Feels Like: 67°)
Wind: ESE @ 3mph with 7mph gusts
Visibility: 10,000 ft
Forecast for Friday June 16:
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Transportation: Carpool/Personal Vehicle
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