I was so happy to return to the outdoors after a month of dismal air quality from wildfire smoke! It was refreshing to look in all directions and actually see the mountains! I took it easy and headed to Eight Dollar Mountain today. I really wasn’t expecting to see any wildflowers other than my beloved Darlingtonia californica however I found Gentiana setigera blooming with them in the fen. Many still had buds so there is still some time if you want to head out and see them.