Today’s wilderness balloon (pictured above) hails again from the Verdugo Mountains, this time at the lower end of Brand Motorway. It was actually three latex balloons strung together with plastic string, hanging high in a large laurel sumac on a steep slope. It was not possible to get my preferred scenic picture to show the scene in all of its glory because of the limits of an iPhone camera at a distance with difficult lighting.
About Wilderness Balloons: I see an unbelievable number of balloons in an unbelievable number of wild places during my forays. They are strung from brush and trees in remote wilderness and hanging from the legs of birds. Mylar balloons frequently cause wildfires when caught in power lines. Balloons are destructive trash and should never be released into the environment. For more information from the US Fish and Wildlife Service about this issue, read here (warning: graphic images of dead wildlife).
Map Showing Location of Today’s Wilderness Balloon
Map of All Wilderness Balloons