On Friday April 10, 2015 we headed to Deadman's Creek at Washoe State Park to do a little hike and check out the wildflowers.
The loop we did was roughly 1.5 miles (according to the Google map I traced out afterward), but there are a handful of trails going off the main trail, so it seems you can make the hike as long as you would like. The main trail has markers along the way that tell you the name of different plants and types of habitat in the area.
The views from this hike were gorgeous, you can see the Carson Range with Slide Mountain, Washoe Lake, although it was sad to see the lake nearly dry and views of the Virginia Range as well. While on the trail we came across beautiful rock formations, several lizards, a Cooper's hawk (I'm pretty sure, it sounded like one anyway) and a variety of wildflowers (bitterbrush, daggerpod, and green ephedra).
Check out the pictures below to see photos of the wildflowers, animals and sights we came across on this fun hike.
Also, our website is meant as an educational tool too help people fall in love with the Basin and Range. We love to share photos of plants and wildflowers, and we do our best to correctly identify what we see in the field, but we do make mistakes. Please help us learn and grow and if you see an error in our identification, we would love to hear from you. And if you can give us more information on any of the pictures please do.
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