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Blue Oak leaf LbNA #58839

Owner:blues moon Contact
Plant date:Jul 22, 2011
County:Contra Costa
Location: Mt.Wanda
Found by: Taylor’s Crew (2)
Last found: Jan 4, 2019
Hike distance:Unknown
Last edited:Sep 20, 2015
location: From highway 4 take Alhambra Exit. Go under the railroad bridge. On the right you will see a small parking lot by Franklin Canyon Rd. Find the Mt.Wanda sign and go to the trail on the left. This 2.3 mile partial loop hike climbs about 400 feet in 1/2 mile, but after that the hiking is easy.It is about 1 hour hike.

Facts: Mount Wanda and an adjacent homestead belonged to John Muir, and the naturalist and his family lived here from 1890 until Muir's death in 1914. John Muir named Mt.Wanda after one of his daughters.

#1 Blue Oak leaf. Turn right onto John Muir Nature Trail. Stop at the information signboard and pick up a guide to the nature trail. Look from the picnick table 80 degrees (almost)east aprox. 150 ft to locate large oak tree. From there go to the closest tree and down by its trunk is oak leaf you looking for.

#2 Acorn. Get on John Muir Nature Trail and enjoy this beautiful walk. When JM natural trail ends at a signed junction turn left. Back on the fire road, the trail climbs a bit, then levels off at the park's grassy ridgetop. Find the bench with the view of Martinez. Turn 180 degrees and you will see top of big old tree. Walk all the way to trunk of this old oak and you will find the box.