Friday, September 11, 2015
Hike 2015.069 -- Red Box Road to Mount Lowe, and Vicinity
Going straight on the dirt road would eventually loop you around the ridge to your left, and head towards Inspiration Point. Turning right takes you steeply but briefly up to a ridge, where you can hit Mount Disappointment (the one with the antennas on it) and/or San Gabriel Peak. Going left takes you towards Mount Lowe. After about 3/4 of a mile, you'll encounter a sign, with the trail to Mt. Lowe requiring a sharp right turn. Very short up from there to the peak.
Because it's late in the season, you don't expect many wildflowers. But there were at least three common varieties spotted, all pictured here.
Not certain about any of the species, except that they're all common in the area. I'll have to confirm their identity, then post that, later.
So, by the time I finally did encounter the road, I had to head back. Didn't get to visit Inspiration Point, though I've been there, many times before.
Mostly just used phone camera shots on this hike, except for the last flower shot.