DATE: Saturday, May 6, 2023

LEADER: Tom Reyes
LEVEL:  Moderate – crowded narrow trail along a steep slope
Join us for a hike along the Hite Cover Trail in the Sierra National Forest to view late spring flowers in the Merced River Canyon. This field trip pairs well with the early-spring field trip to the Merced River Trail near Briceburg to observe the change in flowering species throughout the season. The trail is renowned for its botanical diversity and steep river canyon landscapes. We’ll see how our big water year affects the wildflowers and explore the diverse vegetation communities of this special place. This will be a slow-moving out-and-back hike, so you can turn back early if you need to.
MEETING PLACE: Hite Cove Trailhead next to Redbud Lodge on Hwy 140, 7 miles west of El Portal, 22 miles east of Mariposa. Please arrange carpools if possible because parking space will be limited at trailhead.
TIME: 9:00 AM
RSVP and More Information: treyes@cnps.org


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