San Gorgonio Wilderness

On May 18th, I made a backpacking trip with Mary Jolles and Tommy Stoughton to Dollar Lake in the San Gorgonio Wilderness. Mount San Gorgonio was the southern-most glaciated area in North America during the last glacial maximum and Dollar Lake sits at about 2800 m., about 700 m. below the peak of Mt. San …

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Northern Range Limit: Bella Coola

One of the northernmost collection of Pyrola picta is from the Bella Coola Valley in British Columbia, Canada. This valley terminates at the town of Bella Coola on Queen Charlotte Sound. The entire valley is surrounded by glaciers and the sea is colored by glacial till. In 2006, my brother, Karl, and I traveled to …