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Cone Peak wildflower meadows

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Yesterday’s hike to Cone Peak meadows was a major NSV for my friend Hanne and me. It is a challenging hike, and it has been more than 10 years since we hiked it. It was a glorious experience.

We started out at Tombstone Prairie, then into the woods and steadily uphill.

Tombstone Prairie



Pentstemon blooming on a mossy boulder



Spotted coral roots



Long-tailed wild ginger



After about two miles, we emerged into a wonderland of wildflowers.











Columbine



Cat’s ear



Indian paintbrush



Oregon sunshine



Bluebells



We were both smiling and happy, and thrilled that we made it to the open meadows.



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