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Here and there, an orange mariposa lily pops up among the banana yuccas, junipers, and pinon pines at Mid Hills campground

Here and there, an orange mariposa lily pops up among the banana yuccas, junipers, and pinon pines at Mid Hills campground Some of the juniper trees, like this one, at Mid Hills campground are quite oldThumbnailsI walk over toward the campground's overlook and stop at the campsite where "the other bicyclist" said he was campingSome of the juniper trees, like this one, at Mid Hills campground are quite oldThumbnailsI walk over toward the campground's overlook and stop at the campsite where "the other bicyclist" said he was campingSome of the juniper trees, like this one, at Mid Hills campground are quite oldThumbnailsI walk over toward the campground's overlook and stop at the campsite where "the other bicyclist" said he was campingSome of the juniper trees, like this one, at Mid Hills campground are quite oldThumbnailsI walk over toward the campground's overlook and stop at the campsite where "the other bicyclist" said he was campingSome of the juniper trees, like this one, at Mid Hills campground are quite oldThumbnailsI walk over toward the campground's overlook and stop at the campsite where "the other bicyclist" said he was camping

I've always liked how yuccas (which look like desert) mix with the pines and junipers here (which look like a forest). I have my usual camp breakfast of granola, nuts, dried fruit, coffee and vitamin C drink.