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"The United States Congress designated the Cahuilla Mountain Wilderness (map) in 2009 and it now has a total of 5,585 acres. All of this wilderness is located in California and is managed by the Forest Service."I'm mainly writing this as a supplementary to my cloud formation post on my other blog Earth's Internet. With this post I wanted to mainly help viewers and readers to appreciate a designated Wilderness area in southern California where most have never been to as a result of it's out of the way location and inaccessibility. It is a beautiful example of old growth Chaparral plant community intermingled with pure Coulter Pine Tree Forest along with numerous Black Oak, Engleman Oak, Interior Live Oak and several other large old growth Scrub Oak species. The dominant old growth chaparral species being Redshank or Ribbonwood, Mountain Mahogany, Manzanitas and various Ceanothus. There are a couple of individuals who post online who have hiked and documented much of what they saw and experienced and I thought I would post these links here for you. This first one is from a Sylvia Ender who I believe belongs to the Coachella Valley Hiking Group and here is a link to here Flicker Photo Stream which works as a slide show.
The next link is from a Anthony Jones website where he documents hikes and journeys he takes. He also has a photo stream and a 15 minute video which he also narrates.
Below is Antnony's video of his Cahuilla Mountain Trek with his friend John Nelson. In this video and actually both photo Slide Show Streams above, please take note of the the former old growth chaparral plant community and forested areas and the results of an Arson set fire which took place back in 1996.
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From Cahuilla Summit looking east at El Toro Peak in the Santa Rosa Mountains in the distance and Thomas Mountain in the distance on the very left side of the photo
This is yet another beautiful shot looking east from what I believe is the southern side of the Cahuilla Mountain where many residents of the gated community from Lake Riverside area will often ride their horses up that part of the mountainside. The trailhead below at Lake Riverside is at the mouth of a canyon which contains several large California Sycamore Trees. This is a rarity because the odd climate up there often has a late spring freeze which will irritate any gardener whose hard work gets thrashed by the late frost. On that note, for all gardeners who plan on growing a Sycamore up there, here is a photo I have published before on my blog, but have never pointed out the California Sycamore failure which unbelievably is almost 30 years old, but you wouldn't know this from the shape it's in. Take a look below at my photo again.
Okay, left hand side California Sycamore Tree. Notice the sickly condition ? What happens to any Sycamore if it's genetic origin is from much lower elevations is that they will bud break early and the late freeze will fry the foliage. This poor tree has had this happen almost every year since it was planted in 1985. Had I been smart enough or known more on location genetics, I would have collected seed from local areas as opposed to a Nursery Tree from San Juan Capistrano Anyway enjoy the adventure photos from Cahuilla Mountain provided by other hikers. Once again my providing this here is to not distract from my post on Earth's Internet on weather modification technology which is actually based on natural climate creation phenomena involving physics, chemistry and biological plant resources as the actual driver of climate on Earth. Take a quick look at an illustration from a company using WeatherTec innovations and the identical comparisons I make of Cahuilla Mountain. and follow the link below for further info on this amazing complex weather creation and maintenance system found in the natural world.
Here is the link:
An in Depth View of Earth's Climate Creation & Maintenance Mechanisms and the Synthetic Biology Science is Pushing as a Replacement Solution
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