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2013 Backpacking/Hiking in the Olympics

2013 Backpacking/Hiking in the Olympics

2013 Backpacking/Hiking in the Olympics

Page Type: Album

Object Title: 2013 Backpacking/Hiking in the Olympics

Image Type(s): Hiking, Wildlife, Flora, Scenery


Page By: OlympicMtnBoy

Created/Edited: Mar 31, 2013 / Sep 6, 2013

Object ID: 844512

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Page Score: 81.84% - 14 Votes 

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Late Summer 2013 Backpacking

Upper Burke Range Peaks
Upper Burke Range
Mount Hopper from LaCrosse Pass
Mt Hopper from Lacrosse Pass
Olympic Bog
Olympic Bog Moss and Rock
Mt Anderson Reflection 2
Mt Anderson Tarn Reflection
Brilliance of Late Summer Color
Late Summer color at Lacrosse Pass
Mt Duckabush
Mt Duckabush
Mount Anderson
Mount Anderson
Mount Steel s NW Face
Mt Steel
Caterpillar on Anderson sideview
Beautiful Caterpillar on Mt Anderson
Mt LaCrosse s East Face
East face of Mt Lacrosse in early morning light
Piro s Spire Sunrise Cloud Shafts
Piro's Spire at sunrise
Mt LaCrosse Sunrise Alpenglow
Alpenglow on Mt LaCrosse
Gorgeous Dosewallips River
Dosewallips River
Upper West Fork Dosewallips River
West Fork Dosewallips River
Olympic Vegetation
Olympic Vegetation
Leatherleaf Saxifrage in full bloom
Leatherleaf Saxifrage

Mid-Summer 2013 Backpacking

Last Hint of Sunset Color
Last light in the clouds above Wellesley
Wild Raspberry
Wild Raspberry

Late Spring 2013 Backpacking

Early Spring 2013 Hiking

Goblin s Gate
Goblin's Gate on the Elwha River
Olympic black-tailed deer
Olympic Black-tailed Deer
Ruffed Grouse
Ruffed Grouse
Beginning to Bloom
Early blooming along Barnes Creek



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placernewbyPurple Wildflowers


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I'm seeing a plethora of purple wildflowers that I can't seem to find on the internet to identify. They are about six inches tall with multiple small blooms coming from a central seed pod. Leaves are spears that look like fireweed, but I know this is not fireweed, its is growing in single-seed pod plants low to the ground with numerous leaves coming from a single stem. This is in the very wet area of Mason County, in a former cedar forest. Some cedars are still present though pines are the dominant species, with numerous huckleberry bushes and ferns.
Posted Jul 4, 2013 9:15 pm

OlympicMtnBoyRe: Purple Wildflowers


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Have you checked through my album of Olympic wildflowers yet? Here's a link, just in case:

There are more than 100 pictures here, so perhaps it is here. If not, I'll be looking through more of my photos and thinking about the specifications. Sounds like it grows more in a drier area. Since I've spent a lot of time in the Mason County area before I'll look through my photos. Thanks for the challenge.

My personal first two guesses would be either foxglove or stinging nettle. I noticed that stinging nettle has the type of leaves you were describing, as well as the flower arrangement and color.

Posted Jul 5, 2013 2:07 pm

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