Part of the hike is on a ridgeline, with long views to the west and east. We noticed a difference in foliage, west and east. On the west, winds blow off dirt, exposing more rock. The magenta flowers find footholds in the rock on the west but are never seen on the east. On the east of this ridge, we see lots of Lupine and Indian Paint Brush. Just a few feet away on the west, no Lupine or Paint Brush.