This wilderness balloon was my second in a two-fer weekend. During a run along the crest of the Verdugo Mountains prior to a Super Bowl party, we found this yellow rubber balloon hanging from the chaparral below us on a steep mountainside. I was unable to retrieve it.
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