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February 28, 2010: The Labyrinth, Washington

"The Labyrinth" is the informal name for a lumpy patch of land between Rowland Lake and Coyote Wall, halfway between Bingen and Lyle on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge (map). An early start to the 2010 wildflower season... January and February were pretty warm, so most flowers were a little bit ahead of schedule. (Sadly, March through June reversed this trend, leading to a pretty lousy summer for wildflowers in the mountains.)

Lower Labyrinth Falls rainbow in Lower Labyrinth Falls grass widows grass widows grass widows
pungent desert parsley & grass widows grass widows western saxifrage grass widows western buttercup
view toward Mt. Hood oak tree & Labyrinth Creek Upper Labyrinth Falls top of Upper Labyrinth Falls pink prairie stars
Mount Hood oak trees & basalt columns trail through oak trees view to the east Labyrinth Trail
view to the east Rowland Lake gold stars grass widows columnar basalt
basalt columns & clouds grass widows grass widows & basalt grass widows & basalt cascades on Labyrinth Creek
cascades on Labyrinth Creek salt-and-pepper Upper Labyrinth Falls enormous oak galls trailside cave
prairie stars & gold stars gold stars & prairie stars gold stars gold stars basalt outcrops

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