Cuyamaca Rancho State Park

Harvey Moore Trail
(East Mesa Area)

May, 2005


              Beginning the climb up Harvey Moore Trail                                                                                                              Photo by Barbara Barnes                


            California thistle                                                                                                                                                                  Photo by Barbara Barnes            

Foothill penstemon                                                                                                                      Photo by Barbara Barnes


Wooley yarrow (white), Yellow Pincushion, and Guard lupine                                                                           Photo by Barbara Barnes 

                                                     Guard lupine and dandelion around the base of recovering Coast live oak        Photo by Barbara Barnes

   Photo by Barbara Barnes      

Fire-charred hillside of srub oak and manzanita supporting Spring wildflowers and assorted grasses   

                           Golden yarrow around base of burned manzanita                                                                                                  Photo by Barbara Barnes                                  

      Looking up the Harvey Moore Trail                                                                                                                             Photo by Barbara Barnes     

                                                        Chaparral yucca (Our Lord's Candle)              Photo by Barbara Barnes

                                                                                                   Assorted wildflowers                                                       Photo by Barbara Barnes

Looking up the Harvey Moore Trail at burned manzanita and a recovering Coast live oak                               Photo by Barbara Barnes

                                                                                                   Recovering Coast live oak                                             Photo by Barbara Barnes

Woody yarrow and Woolly Blue Curls growing around the base of manzanita                                                     Photo by Barbara Barnes

Chinese Houses and Red foxtail brome                                                                                                                           Photo by Barbara Barnes

Globe Gilia, Chaparral yucca, Wooley yarrow, Western sunflower, Foothill penstimon                                        Photo by Barbara Barnes

Silver Puffs                                                                                                                                                                            Photo by Barbara Barnes

Vista from Harvey Moore Trail, looking Southeast.  Hillsides were completely burned by the Cedar fire.       Photo by Barbara Barnes


Prickly poppy                                                                                                                                                                      Photo by Barbara Barnes

Looking up the Harvey Moore Trail bordered by Golden yarrow                                                                               Photo by Barbara Barnes


Golden yarrow, thistle, burned manzanita and scrub oak                                                                                         Photo by Barbara Barnes 

Wooly star                                                                                                                                                                          Photo by Barbara Barnes 

Looking up the Harvey Moore Trail at a surviving Ponderosa pine                                                                     Photo by Barbara Barnes 

In the absence of a shaded canopy assorted grasses thrive in the Spring sun                                                      Photo by Barbara Barnes 

Skeleton of a Coast live oak

Photo by Barbara Barnes

                     Fatally burned conifer surrounded by resprouting Coast live oaks; it remains unclear how many trees will evntually survive                                                                          


                                Fairy Lantern                                                        enlarged blossom      Photos by Barbara Barnes

View of Stonewall Peak and Little Stonewall from Harvey Moore Trail                                                                   Photo by Barbara Barnes

Golden Stars                                                                                                                                                                          Photo by Barbara Barnes

Looking down the Harvey Moore Trail                                                                                                                         Photo by Barbara Barnes

View of Cuyamaca Peak from Harvey Moore Trail through burned oaks and conifers                                        Photos by Barbara Barnes

Basket bush growing around burned oaks                                                                                                                     Photo by Barbara Barnes

Fatally burned conifers and oaks                                                                                                                                       Photo by Barbara Barnes

Resprouting Coast live oak                                                                                                                                              Photo by Barbara Barnes

Chinese Houses                                                                                                                                                                      Photo by Barbara Barnes

Fire-scorched hillside                                                                                                                                                          Photo by Barbara Barnes

Burned Mojave Prickly Pear                                                                                                                                             Photo by Barbara Barnes

Coast live oak sending out new growth                                                                                                                        Photo by Barbara Barnes

Hot, fast moving ground fire spared this Pondersosa pine                                                                                           Photo by Barbara Barnes

Unsual branch recovery pattern for this burned manzanita                                                                                          Photo by Barbara Barnes

Photo by Barbara Barnes

At the top of the Harvey Moore Trail the Cedar Fire likely moved quickly through this area due to the lack of vegitation density

                                      Trail marker with Granite Springs Primitive Camp in background (4850 Ft.)                                         Photo by Barbara Barnes                                                                                                                                  


Photo Credits:

Barnes, B. (2005). Assorted photographs from San Diego County, 2005. WhiteSage