After staying near Alpine Meadows last week and experiencing the massive epic snowfall, I can report that our water levels will be OK this year! Though snowbound for two days, I am encouraged.
As I look at our bare-branched trees, I see their life story. Especially our heritage trees. The many storms they’ve weathered and droughts they’ve endured have helped shape what we see now. Come see the structure and story of our trees before they leaf out.
We are not unlike the trees; we too are shaped by forces that make us who we are.
Though slow moving until warmed by the sun, our California Alligator Lizards (Elgaria multicarinate) are beginning to emerge from their winter rest. We have a surprising number of them. We find them anywhere there are stone crevices—keep an eye out, you may spot one too.