Red Thistle on route to Charleston Peak

This Red Thistle (Cirsium nidulum)
was growing in the drainage ways above Big Falls.
These type of thistles are very common in the Spring Mountains.
You will see them on every route up to about 11,000 feet, especially in the areas disturbed by avalanches.

I took this photo on route to Charleston Peak.
Enjoy my slideshow of the whole route: Charleston Peak via Big Falls
We descended via the normal trail.

Spring Mountains, Nevada. June 2007.

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Henryk

Henryk - Jun 15, 2007 3:58 pm - Voted 10/10

ANOTHER GREAT PHOTO

What a nice flower, prickly but very beautiful.Henryk

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Jun 15, 2007 4:51 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: ANOTHER GREAT PHOTO

Thank you. This was the only one already in bloom up there.

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