Castilleja / Indian Paintbrush. Mokelumne Wilderness, Sierra Nevada, California, USA.
Beneath Round Top Mountain blooms the common red flower of Castilleja (Indian Paintbrush or Prairie-fire; in the family Orobanchaceae), a genus of about 200 species of plants native to the west of the Americas plus northeast Asia. Off Highway 88 near Carson Pass, hike a varied loop through lush wildflower fields from Woods Lake Campground to Winnnemucca Lake then Round Top Lake, in Mokelumne Wilderness, Eldorado National Forest, Sierra Nevada, California, USA. The excellent loop trail is 5.3 miles with 1250 feet gain (or 6.4 miles with 2170 feet gain if adding the scramble up Round Top).Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download