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Bear-Paw Poppy
I took this photo on route to Bearing Peak in Lake Mead Area, Nevada.
October 2007. Unfortunately not in bloom at this time, but the plant itself is very interesting with its characteristic hairy stems.

Bear-Paw Poppies (Arctomecon californica) are also known as Las Vegas Bear Poppies. They grow on harsh alkaline soils. Even though considered rare, they are quite common throughout Lake Mead Area.

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TJ311Nice

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Cool pic!
Posted Oct 19, 2007 5:27 pm

Anya JingleRe: Nice

Anya Jingle

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Thank you. I always look for nice backgrounds along the way and that was the one. Cheers.
Posted Oct 19, 2007 10:15 pm

IGOCliffed out

IGO

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I got cliffed out at the crags last year and had to toss my pack off a cliff. When I finally found my way down, my pack was imbedded with those cute fuzzt little things full of zillions of tiny thorns. : )
Posted Oct 19, 2007 9:37 pm

Anya JingleRe: Cliffed out

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Hmmm, that's strange. Why did you have to throw your pack? If I get myself in trouble I prefer to leave my pack on. It protected my back many times when I fell a bit.
Posted Oct 19, 2007 10:04 pm

IGORe: Cliffed out

IGO

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I had to set up for a very potential 30 foot slide so I went butt first. That steep the pack was a henderance. I keep cord now.
Posted Oct 19, 2007 11:25 pm

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Anya JingleSubmitted by Anya Jingle
on Oct 19, 2007 4:09 pm

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