Dateline August 30, 2016
In late August after a few rains the flowers on the mountain were in their glory. The Box Camp trailhead starts at about 8,000 feet and the trail descends gently at the beginning. We did a short out and back with a focus on the flowers. Here’s what caught my eye:
Yellow columbine amidst the ferns.
Cheerful paintbrush along the way.
Striking blue dayflowers.
The little creek after the rains.
Spiderwort in its rose colored variation.
As the trail descends there are lovely views across the valley.
Clusters of lobelia by the stream.
I’m calling this one stevia – not certain which one.
Showy beardlip penstemon.