Joining National Parks WeekI sat down for a rest after a long walk and realized the sun was painting the deck and leaves. The deck covers a large portion of the mound to protect it. Climbing on the mound is not allowed.
|all points of the compass from the top of the mound are moss hung oaks over 100 years old|
We saw hundreds or oranges, growing in among the oaks and palms, un-reachable now that the mound is protected.
Per the sign below, in 1869 the Griffith's built there house on top of the mound and planted 200 orange and lemon trees, and 400 banana plants. the grand children of those plants still live here.