Tag Archives: Salt Point State Park

Salt Point State Park is know for its tafoni. Tafoni are also called "swiss-cheese" rocks. Beth Kattleman recently photographed tafoni with the wildflower, Seathrift, blooming in the foreground.

The natural rock cavities are caused, in part, by the salt spay of the ocean's waves.

Thanks to Beth for allowing me to share her photo with you here. We are getting a few drops of rain today, and then...and then...sunny, warm weather is the prediction for this weekend!

Margaret Lindgren, owner of Unbeaten Path Tours, was on a tour at Salt Point State Park, one of my favorite parks. Look at the beautiful waterfall she found near the south end of the park.

She found several creeks too.

Winter is a wonderful time to be on the Mendonoma Coast.

Thanks to Margaret for allowing me to share her photos with you here. To learn more about Margaret's fascinating and educational tours, here is her website: http://www.unbeatenpathtours.com/

I can personally vouch for her tours - I learned a lot from her while having a fun hike.

Rain coming back tomorrow. The waterfalls will be pumped up, for sure!

Mary Sue Ittner and her husband, Bob Rutemoeller, were exploring Salt Point State Park last week. They came across two wonderful finds of rare wildflowers. The first is Nuttall's Milkvetch, Astragulus nuttallii, var. virgatus. There are a few white flowers left, but you are mostly looking at are the large inflated seed pods.

Nuttall's Milkvetch, Astragulus nuttallii,var. virgatus by Mary Sue Ittner

And the second one is Pleated Gentian, Gentiana affinis, var. ovata.

Pleated Gentian, Gentiana affinis, var. ovata by Mary Sue Ittner

Great finds and wonderful to see! Thanks to Mary Sue for allowing me to share her photos with you here.

Carolyn Sharp recently visited Salt Point State Park where she photographed this lovely scene.

Wildflowers at Salt Point State Park by Carolyn Sharp

Salt Point is one of my favorite parks, with many different hiking trails and wonderful camping.

Thanks to Carolyn, and John Sperry, for allowing me to share Carolyn's photo with you here.

Mary Sue Ittner is a wildflower enthusiast and she wasn't disappointed on a recent hike to Salt Point State Park. Among the beauties she found was Checker Mallow, Sidalcea Malviflora.

Checker Mallow, Sidalcea malvaeflora, by Mary Sue Ittner

Also see was Common Meadowfoam, Limnanthus douglasii.

Common Meadowfoam, Limnanthus douglasii, by Mary Sue Ittner

Blue-eyed Grass, Sisyrinchium bellum, is always fun to find.

Blue-eyed Grass, Sisyrinchium bellum, by Mary Sue Ittner

And she found a nice group of edible [when young] mushrooms, Shaggy Manes.

Shaggy Manes by Mary Sue Ittner

To learn more about the fascinating and beautiful Salt Point State Park, here is a link to their website: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=453

Thanks to Mary Sue for allowing me to share her photos with you here.