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Posted by: Sandy Steinman | August 11, 2012

Washington State Wildflower Updates

Washington Trails Association continues to post many hike reports.  Here are more excerpts from hikes mentioning wildflowers:

  • Skyline Divide — Aug 09, 2012 —North Cascades — Mount Baker Highway
    the views and abundant wildflowers in the meadows near the top are spectacular
  • Granite Mountain — Aug 09, 2012 — Snoqualmie Pass — Snoqualmie Pass
    Nice wildflowers although the bear grass is pretty much gone. Not very many berries but I managed to taste about five.
  • Snow Lake — Aug 09, 2012 — Snoqualmie Pass — Snoqualmie Pass
    Several varieties of wildflowers are blooming at the lake and in the avalanche chutes, including heather, tiger lily, and bear grass.
  • Skyline Divide — Aug 09, 2012 — North Cascades — Mount Baker Highway
    The trail crests at the 2-mile mark, immediately opening up to wide, open, wildflower-laden meadows
  • Tolmie Peak Lookout – Eunice Lake — Aug 09, 2012 — Mt. Rainier — NW – Carbon River / Mowich
    so many birds and butterfly’s! The flowers were blooming!
  • Hidden Lake Lookout — Aug 08, 2012 — North Cascades — North Cascades Highway
    Wildflowers are blooming before the pass, absolutely beautiful.
  • Mount Dickerman — Aug 08, 2012 — North Cascades — Mountain Loop Highway
    Wildflowers abound after the waterfall but they are really abundant in their prime in the last bit up to the summit.
  • Summerland — Aug 08, 2012 — Mt. Rainier — NE – Sunrise / White River
    The meadow first lower meadow is peaking for flowers NOW! So brilliant with color!
  • Commonwealth Basin — Aug 08, 2012 — Snoqualmie Pass — Snoqualmie Pass
    Saw many pikas, butterflies & wildflowers.
  • Tubal Cain Mine and Buckhorn Lake — Aug 07, 2012 — Olympics — East
    view/flowers/lake/everything else are all amazing I defiantly recommend it!

Read all the Washington Trials hike reports at: Trip Reports

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