Little Mountain is a favorite spring ride that's close to home.
Our trailhead is at about 6000 feet elevation in a huge meadow.
The BLM has planted the meadow in crested wheat grass, a non-native bunch grass that does very well here. Overgrazing wiped out the native grasses, so at least this provides a reasonable substitute, used because it's easier to cultivate than the native grasses.
The first seek of April, we rode to Cottonwood Spring, at about 7400 feet. We tried to go higher, but ran into this: