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« 2017-07 Olympic National Park

July 18, 2017: Obstruction Point, Olympic National Park, Washington

From Obstruction Point, I went south on the Grand Pass Trail, which ascends slightly through alpine terrain before descending 1700' to Grand Lake. Then I made a loop of it by connecting with the Badger Valley Trail, which descends another few hundred feet along Grand Creek and then climbs 2000' back to the trailhead. Here's a map.
Stephen Peak, Mt. Olympus, Mt. Fairchild, & Mt. Carrie avalanche lilies pink mountain heather alpine asters dwarf lupines
smooth douglasia (cliff dwarf-primrose) shaggy-head agoseris, blooming and budding spreading stonecrop shattered rock white mountain heather
Lillian Ridge panorama harebells cut-leaf daisy (dwarf mountain fleabane) McCartney Peak subalpine wildflowers
subalpine wildflowers Drummond's anemone smooth douglasia (cliff dwarf-primrose) Cusick's speedwell & smooth douglasia slender arnica
wildflowers & alpine terrain tarn at 6110 feet hairy arnica Olympic harebell (bellflower) Mount Olympus
Mt. Clark, Mt. Deception, & The Needles Lillian Ridge & Moose Peak cut-leaf daisies & chickweed cut-leaf daisies & chickweed alpine smelowskia
tufted saxifrage & dwarf lupines blue alpine phacelia (silky phacelia) shrubby cinquefoil & dwarf lupines Tolmie's penstemon dry alpine slope
Grand Lake & Grand Valley fleabane & sweet-vetch wildflowers & mountains wildflowers field of fleabane
wildflowers wildflowers bronze bells (western feather-bells) explorer's gentian dark-throated shooting star
brook saxifrage western false asphodel common butterwort western sweet-vetch tiger lilies & sweet-vetch
Columbia tiger lilies elephant's-head lousewort, budding weird fuzzy cloud Cascade penstemon white-flowered hawkweed
Grand Lake shrubby cinquefoil & other wildflowers wildflowers above Grand Lake white Cascade penstemon elephant's-head lousewort
white bog orchid & elephant's-head lousewort elephant's-head lousewort & other boggy plants bracted lousewort with red flowers Grand Lake paintbrush
prickly currant flowers lupines Grand Lake scarlet columbine & Sitka valerian bead lilies
giant larkspur giant larkspur flowy water pinesap snowshoe hare
tall mountain shooting stars Badger Valley white bog orchid & lance-leaf arnica Alaska blue-eyed grass edible thistle & lupines
wildflowers subalpine daisies & lupines Indian milk-vetch scarlet columbine & a yellow cedar American saw-wort, budding
corn lilies, budding Badger Valley wildflowers mountain sandwort arnica & western sweet-vetch
western sweet-vetch wildflowers Parry's arnica western pasqueflowers waterfalls in Badger Valley
Olympic Mountain aster & western sweet-vetch fan-leaf cinquefoil wildflowers wildflowers wildflowers & Badger Valley
Olympic onion flowers wildflowers wildflowers & Badger Valley wildflowers rusty-hair saxifrage
fleabane, budding seasonal waterfall magenta paintbrush Lyall's rock-cress pink mountain heather
pink mountain heather smooth douglasia (cliff dwarf-primrose) snow buttercups alpine wildflowers snowfields
McCartney Peak & snowfields Olympic marmot Olympic marmot viper's bugloss (blueweed) Mount Angeles at sunset

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