Vernal Pools and the Granite Staircase Formation at Bear Valley California

These photos were taken May 24, 2016, at Bear Valley, near Blood’s Meadow.

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Vernal Pool, 24 May 2016, Bear Valley Ca, in the vicinity of the “Granite Staircase formation”. This pool is a breeding site for snow pool mosquitoes.
View from opposite side of the vernal Pool in the vicinity of the "Granite Staircase formation". This pool is a breeding site for snow pool mosquitoes. 24 May 2016, Bear Valley Ca
View from opposite side of the vernal Pool in the vicinity of the “Granite Staircase formation”. This pool is a breeding site for snow pool mosquitoes. 24 May 2016, Bear Valley Ca
This very large vernal pool is out beyond the Granite Staircase formation. 24 May 2016. It harbored just a relative few mosquito larvae.
This very large vernal pool is out beyond the Granite Staircase formation. 24 May 2016. It harbored just a relative few mosquito larvae.

 

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Another view of the very large vernal pool beyond the Granite Staircase formation. 24 May 2016.
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Remnants of old construction near the top of the Granite Staircase formation at Bear Valley. 24 May 2016.
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The Granite Staircase formation, just before Bear Valley, coming from Calaveras County.
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Another view of the Granite Staircase formation, just before Bear Valley, coming from Calaveras County.
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This small pool had mosquito larvae in it. 24 May 2016.
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