Purple, High Sierra Flower, Waxy Checkerbloom

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 30 November 2011

High Sierra Flower: Purple, Waxy Checkerbloom (?), Carson Iceberg Wilderness, Tahoe to Yosemite Trail.

Waxy Checkerbloom, Carson Iceberg Wilderness

Backpacking just North of Spicer Meadow Reservoir Lake on the Tahoe to Yosemite Trail.

Topo Trail Map Duck Lake to Spicer Meadow Reservoir. (Note that the USGS topo map does not depict the location of Spicer Meadow Reservoir, which has filled in Highland Creek upstream past Gabbot Meadow. The National Forest Map below does...

The Tahoe to Yosemite Trail bends around the Northeast end of the reservoir to access the Highland Creek Trail and the Tahoe to Yosemite junction at Jenkins Canyon. We are passing through great sections of burned and unburned forest among granite terrain with sandy soils.

Field of waxy Checkerblooms blooming.

Trail Guide Information

Location: Carson Iceberg North of Spicer Meadow Reservoir

Miles and Elevations: Lake Alpine to Saint Marys Pass


Further information

Sierra Nevada Wildflowers


Pacific Bulb Society.



Note: Corrections and additions welcome! Identifications are tenative.


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