6.2 miles of hiking • 1500' elevation gain • 1 night
Did some front country camping with friends at Cloud Cap Saddle campground. Beautiful trip. Both of my friends had recent injuries so we kept it pretty short. The penstemon is prolific but is starting to dry up with the hot spell. Dwarf lupine and sulpher flower are both looking good.We stayed up late to watch the comet and star show. The next day we took a quick side trip to Umbrella Falls. The lupine and valerian are amazing right now with lots of other flowers and as other people have reported it's definitely a good blooming year for beargrass. Especially in the ski lift areas.