Northern California spring rains were unrelenting this year which can only mean the current and still oncoming wildflower season here in Point Reyes will be nothing short of spectacular! Can attest after an early season trail walk yesterday in the forest of the National Park.
Hiked out to Alamere Falls from the Palomarin Trailhead and the cascades are running swiftly, stairstepping their way down to Wildcat Beach with a flourish. Just an amazing display of natural beauty it all was!
Lavender was bursting trailside throughout and Blue Ceanothus shrubs were in full bloom as well. Lots of California Poppies everywhere you look with Lilac and Hartweg’s Iris mixed in too!
The summer crowds have yet to descend upon us here in West Marin so the mid-week hikes leave one in almost complete solitude on many a day-hike loop in the local park. Saw maybe three or four folks down at the beach appreciating the sweeping falls and a couple of thru-hiking backcountry boys headed to Bolinas but that was it on a spectacular, ten-mile, sunny Wednesday afternoon jaunt. Simply stunning!