Orchid Walk Awesome with Calypso Fairy Slipper and Many More
An early morning (6:30 a.m.) trip to Pioneer Ridge to see the orchids turned out perfectly: We saw the calypso fairy slipper orchids and then some: chickweed, larkspur, arrowleaf balsamroot, blue-eyed Mary, yellow violet, bluebells, woodland star, Oregon or holly grape, false Solomon seal, nine-leaved biscuitroot, sticky currant, fern-leafed desert parsley, shooting stars, groundsel, arnica,and lots of virgin's bower clematis. The views into the Little Belts were amazing with the green almost hurting our eyes it was so bright. We arrived back home at 11:30; a.m. after our short three-mile walk.
Who went: Christi, June and friend, Carolyn, Kuntzie, Karen, Susan, Denise, Sara, Catherine, Brenda, Katie