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Mike_Gauthier

Wildflowers

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This isn't climbing, but you may be interested.

 

Many visitors and rangers are commenting that this may be the one of the BEST years for wildflowers in and around the Paradise and Sunrise meadows. I would suspect the same for other meadows around the park...

 

I thought you otter know. wink.gif Hope you can get out and enjoy the scenary.

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Yeah I saw it today up behind Paradise, totally trippy in its own sense Folks.

 

I do have to tell everyone....Just come out and see it.

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Do you piss on every ones posts on purpose, or is your foley catheter leaking....?

 

Just asking sweety....

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worthless.gif

 

Ok TLG... I'll get some! But you'll have to wait a day.

 

Relax and enjoy the wildflowers Mr. D; TLG rocks! rockband.gif

 

Anyway, by my standards, she summited 16,497 times yesterday. cool.gifGeek_em8.gif

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Nice.....Just the picture I needed before I head to bed............TLG on top of something more than once...........sheesh!.

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It's not on any climber's trail, but if any of you are in the mood for a wildflower hike, check out Grand Park on the Northern Loop Trail. This is the biggest and most stunning alpine meadow I have ever had the privilege to see. When I came out of the woods and stood all by my lonesome at the edge of that place, it took my breath away.

 

On that date, the wildflowers were small and subtle, well seen close up but not at a distance. By now they may be in greater profusion.

Sorry, didn't bring a camera, no pictures.

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Where is there the largest profusion of beargrass on rainier?.......any links to surveys of biological data compiled from these sub/and alpine regions.......I know that photo is not beargrass........looks like trillium.....but it can't be....its out of focus.....you take that this month?

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Avalanche lilies...

 

I have been told that there is an amazing display of beargrass on the north side of the Northern Loop trail this year. Windy Gap area.

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thanks..........that just seems late for that elev. this time of year.....i geuss there was more snow then i thought this spring

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Photo was taken 7/3 along the Moraine Trail at about 6000 ft. Quite the contrast going from rock, snow, and ice to moraine to wildflower meadows in the span of a half mile or so.

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Anyway, by my standards, she summited 16,497 times yesterday. cool.gifGeek_em8.gif

 

Yeah, I'm still jealous that women can do that.

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Where is there the largest profusion of beargrass on rainier?.......any links to surveys of biological data compiled from these sub/and alpine regions.......I know that photo is not beargrass........looks like trillium.....but it can't be....its out of focus.....you take that this month?

 

We saw LOTS of beargrass in the Tattoosh, up by Snow Lake and in the meadows between Unicorn and Pinacle

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Where is there the largest profusion of beargrass on rainier?.......any links to surveys of biological data compiled from these sub/and alpine regions.......I know that photo is not beargrass........looks like trillium.....but it can't be....its out of focus.....you take that this month?

 

We saw LOTS of beargrass in the Tattoosh, up by Snow Lake and in the meadows between Unicorn and Pinacle

 

My memory also recalls there being an overabundance along the lower reaches of Cowlitz Divide. Haven't been up there for a few years though, so I wouldn't base a trip on that memory!

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Where is there the largest profusion of beargrass on rainier?.......any links to surveys of biological data compiled from these sub/and alpine regions.......I know that photo is not beargrass........looks like trillium.....but it can't be....its out of focus.....you take that this month?

 

We saw LOTS of beargrass in the Tattoosh, up by Snow Lake and in the meadows between Unicorn and Pinacle

 

I've seen quite a bit in this area too. It seem the bear grass grows better on the non-volcanic slopes.

 

There is also quite a bit on the Eagle Peak trail (up high that is.)

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Thanks for the info.........I remember there being a slope covered on my way to knapsack pass last year.....but it seems as if it grows in abundance around rainier. I know the plant is pretty adaptive but was wondering if the mountain itself has certain conditions (soil/air temp/rainfall ect...) that the plant favors. I know that the plant doesn't tolerate compacting of the soil around it and there for is a good indication of the health of the habitat........As for those avalanche lillies......i belive the root bulb is edible......and should only be consumed if your out of food and your about to die b/c the plant is to fragile to mess with.

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please post more picture of bare ass, um, beargrass in alpine meadow

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Jesus H Christ......Where's TLG when I need her...........

 

'Hey "Sweety", can you pass me my pack of smokes'?

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Yeah we were in the Goat Rocks last weekend and it was INCREDIBLE! Wish I had time to post pictures.

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