Isaac showed me this gem of a place yesterday. Elevation really affects climate in this area. My house is situated quite a bit higher than this hike and the ice had completely melted off of my pool two days previous. On this low elevation south facing slope, we encountered butterflies and blooming wildflowers. I was in a short-sleeved shirt by 3/4 of the way to the top. It took us a while to actually start the hike because at the parking area we had a large group of Gray-crowned Rosyfinches flying around, my first Say’s Phoebe of the year, and some Common Redpolls.