The Flora of the PCT
B9, Fuller Ridge Parking Area to Snow Creek Road
Segment Start Segment End Segment Length Elevation (feet) Min Max Range B9, Fuller Ridge parking area Snow Creek Road 17.5 miles 1200 7800 6600
The Trail Plant Checklist
See The Flora of the Pacific Crest Trail: Overview for an Introduction to these plant checklists, and B. The San Ysidro and San Jacinto Mountains for an Introduction to this section.
Access to the trail is tedious on a dirt road that takes at least 40 minutes to travel from the highway. The trail starts by going right through the parking area, it then crosses the road you drove in on. Immediately, spectacular vistas can be seen of the valley below. Hiking time in the forest is short lived, however, and the trail emerges into chaparral that burned several years ago. Not until the very bottom of the mountain does the vegetation turn to desert. Although the end point is visible almost from the very beginning of the section, the trail winds around excessively down the steep face of the mountain. The number of species was low for this long piece of trail, but almost all of the trail was very dry, except for the top, which was still early. Near the top was a number of planted giant sequoia's, maybe 20+ years old.
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Fig. 2. Trail Map for the PCT , from USDA Forest Service Interactive Map.
Date Surveyors # Species recorded 9 April 2013 RT and Shaun Hawke 149 25 February 2015 RT Hawke 100
The Trail Plant Checklist
The flora of the full segment is not online, just the flora of the lowermost three miles:
Species in Order Along the Trail from Snow Creek Road south, with links to Jepson Manual Treatment and Calphotos (100 species)
The Plant Checklist is available in four different formats:
- Illustrated Family Order List from Calflora, with two thumbnail pictures for every species (xx species). Note the checkbox at right that allows a sort in family order instead of scientific name order, or to sort by bloom start month. Check Show photo service links and then click on Display to get links to all Calphotos et al pictures.
- Species in Order Along the Trail, with links to Jepson Manual Treatment and Calphotos (86 species)
- Species Seen on or near the Trail in a Family Order List, with links to Jepson Manual Treatment and Calphotos (80 species)
- Species Seen on or near the Trail, along with species vouchered from this general area, in a Family Order List, with links to Jepson Manual Treatment and Calphotos (not available yet)
Separate condensed print versions of just the checklist names are available for all except for the Calflora thumbnail picture version.
Copyright © 2017 by RT Hawke, Shaun Hawke, and Tom Chester
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Updated 23 December 2017.