Tag Archives: Lakes

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Natalie Coffin Greene Park Wildflowers

Natalie Coffin Greene Park is a great starting place for a wildflower hike in the Mount Tamalpais Watershed, near Phoenix Lake. The park is on the edge of land managed by the Marin Municipal Water District, […]

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Mount St Helens Wildflowers

If you are driving through Washington you absolutely must take time to visit Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument. The eruption that occurred here in 1980 was dramatic and catastrophic, and it completely changed the area. Even […]

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Mount Rainier Snow Lake Wildflowers

Mount Rainier has many wonderful wildflower hikes, and the hike to Bench and Snow Lakes is no exception. This is at a slightly lower elevation than the Myrtle Falls hike I’ve written about, so you […]

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Willow Lake Botanical Special Interest Area

The Willow Lake Botanical Special Interest Area is an interesting example of a California fen, a special kind of wetland that supports an interesting variety of flowering plants. This particular location is in the Lassen National Forest, […]

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Island Lake Wildflowers

Island Lake is one of many lakes in the Grouse Ridge area of Nevada County, California. The trails along here are relatively easy, without a lot of elevation change, and you can find an interesting variety […]

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Big Meadow to Dardanelles Lake for Wildflowers

The Big Meadow trailhead is the start for a number of excellent wildflower hikes in the South Lake Tahoe area. Want a short hike to see a beautiful meadow with wildflowers? Start at Big Meadow! […]

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Morkridsdalen Valley Wildflowers

Norway is a wonderful country for hiking, although it is hard to find information on good spots to find wildflowers. One interesting hike we found started in the Mørkridsdalen Valley, near Skjolden in west Norway. […]

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Late Season Hike at Grass Lake

You can still find wildflowers late in the summer if you head up to the higher elevations. We visited Grass Lake near the end of August, and there were plenty of flowers of interest. This hike […]

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Woods Lake Wildflower Loop at Carson Pass

My favorite California wildflower region is the Carson Pass area in Alpine County. I’ve talked about the Carson Pass to Lake Winnemucca trail, and the Meiss Lake trail, this time we’ll take a loop from […]

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Grouse Ridge to Glacier Lake

The Grouse Lakes area has a number of good hiking trails, although it isn’t the easiest area to get to. There is a good trailhead at the Grouse Ridge campground. This year we took the […]

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