The photo above is Happy Lake … a seldom visited spot in the Olympic National Park. The Happy Lake Ridge Trail is seldom hiked, but it a wonderful loop hike, ending at Olympic Hot Springs. It’s a longer hike now … since the road is washed out 5 miles or so before the Olympic Hot Springs trailhead. Happy Lake was quite buggy … but mid-July tends to be that way. Notice the left over snow and the Avalance Lilies.
I’m going through images from different seasons, trying to fight off the seasonal winter blues of the Pacific Northwest. These were all from the same springtime hike up Mount Rose in the southeast Olympics. I know they will brighten up my days in a month or two … if I can hold on that long.
I saw this butterfly landing on yarrow up at Camp Handy while out backpacking in the Olympic National Forest. Was glad it stayed around long enough for a photo or two. (confession: I had to look up the identification in a book on my return home)
This is a view along the Larry Scott Trail south of Port Townsend, WA with new mown hay drying in the sun.
Hay Hay Hey Hey is taken with my “new” Yashika Mat 124G. I had a 124G but it was stolen out of my truck back in May of 1987. I just got around to replacing it (used, of course) and this was the test roll.
It looks okay to me … Sure shows the Tri-X grain in the sky.
I was pleased to see some poppies that weren’t just the ‘standard’ yellow California poppies that are so common now in western Washington. Nothing wrong with the California ones, but they are pretty invasive and just take over large areas.