Seven ladies departed a windy GF on election night to enjoy an evening hike to Sawmill Gulch near Monarch.
We had a cool and windy start but once we got into the trees the sun came out and calmness was ours. We walked the rocky path that seemed more like a creek bed………..we are sure there is a story behind this rocky path.
We saw the following flowers ( our leader Jo Ann will get the list to you)
We began our descent and to our disbelief, Jo Ann spotted a rare yellow bell……….we gathered round to admire its beauty. Gail, assisted by Cathy, photographed the lovely bell. Cathy suddenly felt a reverberating snap as she skillfully held the delicate stem. Reluctantly she admitted that she had decapitated the lovely bell……………we all gasped……….where is the tape??
We enjoyed a lovely dinner at Tony’s aka Bobs Bar and compiled this event on a placemat for our Giggers enjoyment.
Wildflowers: Sugar Bowl, Larkspur, Prairie Smoke, Mouse Eared Chickweed, Blue Violets, White/Pink Violets, Male Meadowrue, Fairy Bells, Blue Bells, Yellow Bell (Fritillaria),Shooting Stars, Purple Virgin's Bower (aka Rock Clematis), Stoneseed (aka Columbia Puccoon, Yellow Puccon, Lemonweed), Nine-Leaved Desert Parsley, Oregon Grape, Jacob's Ladder, Sagebrush Buttercup (aka Early Buttercup), Wild Lily of the Valley aka Starry Solomon's Seal,Pussytoes (white). In addition, we saw leaves of Heart Leaved Arnica and Lupine. Later in June, about four miles up the trail, expect to see lady slippers and other later-blooming wildflowers.
Who went: Jo Ann, Gail, Jeanne, Sue M, Denise, Cathy and Maria