June Hike with Dale: Irish Hills (Madonna trailhead)

Irish Hills hike, Madonna trailhead, June 10, 2017, Lead: Dale; Sweeps; Chris, Katie

On a perfect Saturday morning in SLO, three docents and 20 hikers enjoyed a 3 mile hike up Froom Creek and down the Mariposa trail. We saw many great club-haired mariposa lilies (yellow flower attached), clay mariposa lilies, yuccas, poppies, golden stars and hummingbird sage. The kids had fun touching the sticky monkey flower and smelling the black sage. From the top of Irish Hills we were able to see six of the morros and we talked about Portola’s expedition through San Luis in 1769 and the California State Rock, serpentine. A great way to start the weekend!

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