Over 20 Wildflowers and Two Deer
Flowers—not in quantity but in the number of different kinds, 22: nine-leaf biscuit root, prairie smoke (old man whiskers), toad flax (noxious weed), arrow-leaf balsam root, choke cherry, gooseberry, golden currant, wallflower (mustard), wild alyssum, cushion phlox, shooting star, Geyer’s onion, death camas, stone seed, hound’s tongue (noxious weed), woodland star, mouse-eared chickweed, yellow round-leaved violet, crazyweed, rosy pussy toes, tall cinquefoil (potentilla), miner’s candle.
It was a beautiful evening for a hike up Tower Rock. Although we only climbed to the base of the rock, we still had fabulous views after we gained the ridge, seeing both north and south bends of the river and the Hardy Creek bridge. Maybe next time we will bring climbing helmets and rope to scramble to the top.
We did spot two f the mule deer herd that hangs out in this area, young does.
Who went: Chrissie, Joann, Gail, Doris, Susan, and Katie
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