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.


Chris and Phoebe "BertMoss" heart this trip.

Phoebe "BertMoss"
June 15, 2011

Thanks for sharing the flower info! I went to go do this hike after work today and got to the trailhead and realized the only vessel for water I had in my car was a coffee cup, so I just went home. Chest high delphinium will surely have me back there very soon.

June 15, 2011

Phoebe you're gonna love it! Here are some photos to entice you a bit more.