Red Mountain, June 9, 2018
Red Mountain is a Bureau of Land Management property in northern Mendocino County, and a favorite with ISF for its interesting geology and botany.
This sparse forest has never been logged, though it looks like it. Difficult soils containing toxic minerals limit vegetation. Only a few species can survive.
One of the specialized rare plants that lives on Red Mountain is Red Mountain buckwheat, Eriogonum kelloggii.
Participants relaxing amid old mining gear. This remote area was the site of industrial activity which fortunately never became profitable.