7 miles of hiking • 2250' elevation gain •
I've been laying low because of a back injury. It was good to get out on the trail again today.
The wildflowers are amazing on this loop. Wonderful variety as you ascend, including....spring beauty, oxalis, waterleaf, inside out flower, wild ginger, rue, bleeding heart, valerian, serviceberery, bunchberry, thimbleberry, salmonberry, false Solomon's seal, goat's beard, corydalis, columbine, arnica, wild rose, wild strawberry, anemone, bead lily, even the vine maple was in bloom!
West of Devil's Rest, you go through a chest high gauntlet of delphiniums. Saw the first goldfinch of the year. So lovely.