Lower Table Rock Flower Hike - 4-6-18

Photos by Bob

Oh ye of little faith. The miserable weather around Suburuville, otherwise known as Ashland, evidently scared off all but the toughest members of the Monday Group. Four intrepid members, including 2 from the Dolomiti Special Forces Team, arrived in the ultimate in rain gear and bashed on to their objective. As we were leaving, Rich Stickle reminded us of the old Monday Group maxim, "It never rains when John wears his poncho", to which we regaled in laughter. 

But Mother Nature had the last laugh. By the time we reached the trailhead the rain and wind had stopped. The ascent required several stops to remove excess clothing and by the time we reached the far end of the Lower Tablerock we were in short sleeves enjoying the absolute calm. 

Liz had come well-prepared as our guide and explained the various plants, of which there were dozens. As I remarked, "Liz I will never forget Hound's Teeth."

"Hounds Tongue" she said, patient to the end but rolling her eyes. Her knowledge was very impressive. 

The views were remarkable over the Valley. We decided to head to Mazatlan for lunch as margarita's were not on offer on the Mesa. 

Track download: Lower Table Rock 04-06-18.GPX

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