Thursday, January 29, 2015

MT. REXMORE, LOCATED IN THE HILLS BETWEEN CHATSWORTH AND SIMI VALLEY, CALIFORNIA

Mt. Rexmore is a 118 acre wilderness preserve purchased by the Chatsworth Pinnacles Wilderness Project in late 2013. The property includes two peaks and a system of hiking trails. 

The property is a key link in the the wildlife and hiking corridor that connects Los Angeles and Ventura County's park systems to those in the rest of California.
The property hosts a large population of deer and smaller native animals. The land also has rocky outcrops which are home to the federally-protected endangered species known as the Santa Susana Tarplant  (Photos from Google)

Other native plants found at the preserve:

black sage,
coast live oak,
hairy-leaved lilac,
green-bark lilac,
Mexican elderberry,
California buckwheat,
yerba santa,
poison oak,
coastal sage,
chamise,
Catalina wild cherry,
wooly blue curls,
laurel sumac,
wishbone bush,
popcorn flower,
mulefat,
chaparral currant,
yucca
bush mallow,
giant rye grass,
everlasting,
soap plant,
blue dicks,
caterpillar phacelia,
chia,
sawtooth goldenbush,
fiddleneck,
redshank,
nettle,
dove lupine,
virgen's bower,
Indian paint brush,
peony,
toyon,
sticky monkey flower,
miner's lettuce,
wild cucumber,
mountain mahogany,
strigose lotus,
deerweed,
purple nightshade,
goldfields,
California bay laurel


Chatsworth Pinnacles Wilderness Project is an IRS-recognized tax-deductible California charitable non-profit corporation. Our mailing address is P.O. Box 451153, Los Angeles, CA 90045

To contact us: rexfrankel at yahoo dot com

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BOUNDARIES (IN RED) AND TRAILS IN GREEN


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BELOW: THE AMPHITHEATRE AND NORTH MT. REXMORE

ABOVE: Location of our preserve in Los Angeles' Rim of the Valley Park system




VIEW FROM NORTH MT. REXMORE TO SIMI VALLEY


















BELOW: SOUTH MT. REXMORE WITH CHATSWORTH PEAK RISING ON THE LEFT











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