DIFFICULTY: Moderate (2 to 5 miles, some bouldering)
PLANT KNOWLEDGE: Novice to Professional
Before I get into the main description, this trip includes driving on Truck Trail dirt roads. Cars can make this trip ok, but bear in mind that mud, rocks, rockslide, and branches are expected hazards on the Truck Trail.
The Santa Ana Mountains will be a new place to pin on our growing list of locations trekked, this one at Tenaja Falls, a Riverside County favorite location to dip in the summer. In the winter, there will (hopefully) be a wide array of lichens, mosses, liverworts, and of course plenty of native vascular plants (ferns included!). Some rare species I hope to encounter are Western spleenwort (Asplenium vespertinum), Rainbow manzanita (Arctostaphylos rainbowiensis), and Fish's milkwort (Polygala cornuta var fishiae). Hopefully the forecast holds and we can get a good early season soaking (maybe not on the plant sale day, but after).
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