[pct-l] the Grand Enchantment Trail (and my grand re-education fromthis season's hikers)

cmkudija at ca.rr.com cmkudija at ca.rr.com
Fri May 11 13:52:51 CDT 2007

Blisterfree - thanks so much for the botany report from the Sonoran desert.
My feet are itching but too many other obligations intrude at present - I'm
making them go away, one by one.

The Sandia crest is also lovely in the summer, after the monsoon rains wake
up the wildflowers.

Christine "Ceanothus" Kudija
PCT partially '94

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Ceanothus (see-ah-no-thus) or California lilac:  Shrubs or small trees,
often with divaricate, sometimes spiny, twigs...[flowers] small but showy,
white to blue or purplish, sometimes lavender or pinkish, borne in terminal
or lateral panicles or umbellike cymes.
                                                               Philip A.
                                                               A California
Flora, U.C. Press, 1973

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