Surrounded by White Lupine on Bodie Mountain Hike July 13th 2019

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On Sunday July 14th friends of the Bodie Hills Conservation Partnership joined us for a joint hike with the Sierra Club Range of Light Group to the summit of Bodie Mountain, at over 10,100 feet elevation. During the moderate 6+ mile hike, the group enjoyed spectacular views of the Sierra, the ghost town of Bodie, and Mono Lake, along with hillsides covered in native wildflowers.  One of the most prominant blooming plants that time of year is the white bush lupine.  Our route took us through an incredible field of the native Andersons white lupine, as well as many seasonal wildflowers including Indian paint brush, sulfur buckwheat, phlox, owls claw, mixed with native grasses, including Indian rice grass and giant Great Basin rye.

Photos by Joanne Hihn

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