March 29, 2019 · Silver Peak Wilderness
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Crawl along the cliffside ~5.5 miles up Buckeye trail to an overlook just south of Buckeye Camp. Head in and out of the bush with views of the ocean, 1, and fancy homes. Tons of waterfalls and native flowers, especially California poppies, lupin, and chaparral yucca.
Another ~5.5 miles to Lions Den Camp, leaving the coast and heading deeper in the wilderness. One site (!) at the campground has views of the coast.
After a brief walk along a fire road up on the ridge filled with serpentine, quartz and other minerals, descend along Salmon Creek Trail all the way back to the station, passing the enormous Salmon Creek Waterfall.