Does anyone like to do certain hikes for what they hike through? Not the views on the trail, or the challenge of the trail, but the vegetation or the geology you see on it. I like being above treeline, in snow or with rock and alpine vegetation, and that's part of why I have done Humphrey so much. I like the gramma grass and mountain mahogany mixed with Pinyons and oaks on the imitation granite (dacite) you get on the upper parts of the Fat Man's Loop and lower part of the Elden Trail. I like being on granite, just about regardless of the vegetation. On the other hand, I don't much like rotted sedimentary rocks like mud stone, basalt, or dense forests, especially dense mixed conifers, which is why I hardly ever do trails in the Dry Lake Hills. I like dry limestone like the Guadalupe Mountains, but not wet stuff like back east. Anyone else have trails they prefer for the vegetation or geology?
I think Monsoon season will begin around June 20, plus or minus 5 days, not by the calendar according to the NWS, but when dew points rise dramatically, and it begins to rain over the Sacramento Mountains. It will start about 10 days later in Arizona.