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Mount Tam: The hiker's heaven

June 17, 2013, 4:17 p.m.
Mountain iris growing on Mount Tam

Photo: Miguel Vieira/Flickr

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Flourishing flowers

Various flower species, including this mountain iris, can be found along the trails. Because the mountain features several distinct habitats, including forested area, chaparral and grasslands, the variety of wildflowers and interesting plants is vast. Be sure to bring a camera with a macro lens, or macro setting, to capture their beauty when you visit.