Guidetti Ranch Hike, June 25, 2017, Lead: Chris
Thirteen hikers met up on June 25 for the final Guidetti Ranch hike of 2017. The day was beautiful, and started off with a large gopher snake sunning itself in the road right at the parking area. Various native plants were still flowering, including sticky monkeyflower, deerweed, Indian paintbrush, Indian pink, and pearly everlasting. The Pismo clarkia was still blooming vibrantly, while the Indian Knob mountain balm was winding down. The views from the top of Indian Knob were much admired by the group and included a mule deer buck that was hanging out in the small cave below the peak. The day was capped off by the smoke trail from a rocket launch at Vandenberg AFB on the way back. All in all, it was an excellent hike!