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Wildflower Hike

Date: 6/18/2019 6:30 PM - 6/18/2019 8:30 PM

Location: Hulls Gulch

Tuesday, June 18: Hulls Gulch Interpretive Loop

from upper trailhead (5-6 miles beyond the Foothills Learning Center on dirt road); 2½ mile loop, 550 feet elevation loss and gain.

Take advantage of slightly cooler temperatures at higher elevations (1500-2000 feet above the Boise Valley) to enjoy an evening exploration of the upper reaches of Hulls Gulch. In addition to spectacular scenery, we'll enjoy a wonderful diversity of mid-elevation wildflowers, including Wilcox's penstemon, white mariposa-lily, and two different varieties of sulphur-flowered buckwheat.

The “Treasures of the Boise Front” series of wildflower walks is an introduction to a selection of public trails with the best diversity of native wildflowers throughout the Boise Front. While a few hikes are easy rambles, most walks include some “target” species or habitats that are a mile or more from the nearest trailhead. Expect a steady pace to reach these goals within the 2-3 hour timeframe, interspersed with occasional stops to discuss other plants of particular interest and general natural history. Unless otherwise indicated, walks will begin at 6 pm. No dogs, please.

*Pre-registration is required. These walks are free but have a maximum of 20 participants each. To register, please fill out this form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjXM0VUn5A3W4yzJtJuav5_2XWpIZQuRxUbyDDDMlTyR1_oA/viewform?usp=sf_link