The first small lake or pond we came to where there was a salamander
This was a smaller group than the other field trips making it easier to gather around to listen to the leader explain about the things we are learning to recognize and identify.
It is a popular trail and was a Saturday equaling lots of people enjoying the outdoors so our small class group going along slowly looking at things was often passed and sometimes joined for a little ways by the curious.
Dewey Lake, seen in the photo above, is the largest of the lakes along this route. This was taken looking back from the upper trail.
Magenta Paintbrush, Lupine, Arnica, Valerian, Bistort
The Magenta Paintbrush ranged from deep intense color to paler pink and one was white.
Corn Lilies also known as Green False Hellebore. These can get quite tall, 3 to 7 feet.
Pink Heather, Magenta Paintbrush
Mop Heads (Pasque Flower)
In several places the hillside had been covered in Bear Grass
A chipmunk playing hide-n-seek