Trails for everyone, forever
This was one of the prettiest Tweedy's bouquets seen along the Mills Canyon Road.
We saw this beautiful group pf bird's nest fungus along the Porter Falls Trail.
There were many of these in the meadows along the Sunrise Ridge trail.
Some of the beautiful wildflowers int meadows near Obstruction Point
There were several saxifrage blooming on a rock wall beside the bridge about a mile from the Herrick Road TH for the West Elwha Trail.
Close up of a single flower either blooming late or early for next year!
The fall color of the aspen along the road in Black Canyon was beautiful!
Beautiful color on Lost River as we were returning to the TH
Beautiful falls at 1.7 miles from the TH.
Eureka Creek near its confluence with Lost River.
Beautiful group of angel wings along the trail beyond Lake Eleanor.
Thank you to a fellow hiker who told us about this tarn when he passed us on the trail! :)! I am not sure we would have thought to look for a reflection.
Water droplets from the dense fog!
One of many harebells long the trail.
We saw many lazuli buntings in Umtanum Creek Canyon and on the trail which takes you to the top of the ridge .
One of 18 slippers seen in a beautiful bouquet along the Ingalls Creek Trail.
We saw several white larkspur plants along the Mills Canyon Road. According to C.P. Lyons in his book, Wildflowers of Washington", Larkspurs with white flowers have a limited range in Okanogan and Chelan Counties. We also saw some in Swakane Canyon. The Mills Canyon Road which starts just past MP 3 on the Entiat River Road would be a beautiful walk as we saw hundreds of Tweedy's Lewisias on the hillsides and on rocks for a 5 mile stretch. They were accompanied by many other beautiful wildflowers!
We saw this pink Tweedy's Lewisia on a hillside as we were driving the Mills Canyon Road which had an AWESOME display of wildflowers! Mills Canyon Road would be an excellent road walk as there were hundreds of Tweedy's Lewisia on the hillsides and rocks along the road. These were joined by many other wildflowers. One could park along a wide spot on the road and wander the hills! We will put this on our spring "to do" list for next year!
The fragrance of the lupine in this section of the trail was heavenly!
We saw about 50 of these along the Lyle Cherry Orchard Trail near the junction of the road to the orchard.
There were two large groups of beautiful Calypso Orchids in the forest of pine, oaks, and Douglas firs within the first half mile of the trail.
Falls Creek and the falls were spectacular on this easy 4 mile RT hike!
One of the few flowers which wasn't blowing on this windy day at the Labyrinth!
This outlet falls is seen by taking a short trail to the left of the main trail just before you reach the lake.
This was a fun sighting after crossing the Skinwood Creek Bridge! It DOES pay to look back when hiking; esp. if you're doing a loop trail!