Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Camas Lillies

Dear docents,
For all of you who love Monet and who enjoy hiking in the Sierra, there is a spectacular place to visit--Sagehen Creek Meadows. Thanks to all the rain we have had lately, the Camas Lillies are in full bloom in the Sierra. Camas Lily flowers are such a deep blue-purple, and they grow in such masses on a wet meadow, that they look like a pond or lake. A hike toward that meadow is so enchanting that you feel like being in a Monet painting.
Take I-80 west to Truckee. Follow Hwy 89 north for approximately 7.5. miles. You will see some cars parked in the valley next to a creek on the right side. This is the trailhead for the Sagehen creek hike. Follow the trail (about 45 minutes) until you see a body of water. The trail will bend to the right and you will find a 'bridge' to cross the creek. To your right you will see the meadow of Camas lillies.
Let me know if you need more directions, Erika