I took the opportunity to hike Badger Mountain this morning. I parked in the newly renovated Dallas Road trailhead parking lot and headed up the Langdon Trail. I was greeted by my favorite flower, the Mariposa Lily.
My mother instilled within me a love for the hardiness of this flower which pushes through the hard soil and shows off its delicate,
vibrant colors for all to see, even in the harsh climate of the high desert!
I also has the chance to see that the colors won’t be there much longer. With the warmer weather, the greens are turning to tans and browns.
The fiddle-neck tarweed is losing its bold yellow and green in favor of its “tarweed” coloring.
I didn’t see any snakes today, but I know they’re out there (take proper precautions, see more on this blog post).
But, I was blessed with beautiful pinks, yellows, lavenders and other colors as I made the six-mile loop around the north side of Badger Mountain, then up the Sagebrush Trail, and then back down the Skyline trail. I hope you get the chance to get out and enjoy this beauty, soon!