Suprise! There's more chaparral on this hike. The Backbone Trail is this 60 mile plus meandering path that crosses many different microclimates, topographical variations, and geographical zones. It is only natural we would come across different plant communities due to these factors.
However, there is one plant community that we see over and over and over again. Any visitor that has experienced it can tell you that it's something else. If you've traveled through this community, you might laugh and appreciate that to some it seems that once you've seen chaparral, you've seen chaparral.