The Warner Wilderness has it all with mountains that soar into the heavens, wildflowers, wildlife and streams so clear you can see the fish in them. I hesitate to even talk about this area for fear more people will discover what a few of us have known for years, that this is a special place in California. People have yet to discover the shear beauty of this area, it is usually a place of solitude, and most of the people who come to this area have been coming to it for years.
My family has been making a trip to this area every summer for as long as I can remember. My grandparent's would spend their summers at Blue Lake fishing and my family would make the trip and spend a couple of weeks each year with them. One of my first memories of the area is feeding the chipmunks by hand, which isn't advisable today, but 45 years ago we did things you shouldn't do today.
If wildflowers are something you enjoy you won't be disappointed with the wilderness display. Mule ear, Thistle and Bush Lupine are just a few of the gorgeous flowers you will encounter. Quaking aspen, lodge pole pine and sagebrush intermingle to provide a diverse collection of flora and fauna. You can see Mule deer, antelope and if you travel a few miles to the south you will see some of the last remaining herds of wild horses. The wild horses are being rounded up and might not be seen in the future. I will always be grateful I was lucky enough to see them running wild. It is an amazing sight. I wish everyone could see this place without impacting its beauty.