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Round Top Area Wildflowers

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Schneider Camp Flowers

The flowers along the small creek that flows down the side of Meiss Ridge though the Schneider Camp area and into the meadow beyond in the Schneider Camp area bloom and wilt earlier than those that grow to the south of Carson Pass. This is because the area that the flowers grow in is lower than the Carson Pass area and it faces west. It is also well watered by the creek that flows down the side of Meiss Ridge.

From the Carson Pass Information Station, drive west about 3 miles on Highway 88 to the paved road on the right side of the highway. The road leads into the CalTrans Maintenance Station. Turn onto this road and drive to the station.

At he gate and stop sign at the Maintenance Station, turn left and drive along side of the gray building. The road is paved to just past the building. From there the road is a bladed county road that is sometimes maintained.  Continue driving up the bladed gravel road to the horse trailer turnaround area. There are dispersed camping sites along this road. Often the area will be congested with horse trailers. An old corral to your right as you approach this location.

Continue driving past the horse trailer turnaround area for an additional 0.4 miles to the end of the road and the Schneider Camp parking area and trailheads. The road after the horse turnaround area becomes very rough and rocky. Low clearance vehicles should park here and walk to the end of the road.

At the end of the road at Schneider Camp, there are three trailheads. Starting on the north side of the parking area the trail goes north and then east around Little Round Top Mountain to a junction with the PCT. To the east is the trail to Meiss Ridge and Meiss Country. The third trail, the 4-WD track, goes to Kyburz.

Meiss Country Flowers

This is a sampling of flowers found along the Meiss Col and in Meiss Meadow