May 16-19, 2016: Central & Southern Oregon

This was a three-night trip to Klamath Falls, Oregon. On my way down there on Wednesday, I stopped at Smith Rock State Park and scrambled up and over Misery Ridge and Asterisk Pass. Thursday, I found wildflowers on the Modoc Rim (on the east side of Upper Klamath Lake), then went up to Crater Lake and snowshoed to the top of Garfield Peak. Friday, I drove west on Green Springs Highway to the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument (just east of Ashland) and explored Hobart Bluff and a little bit of the Soda Mountain Wilderness; I returned to Klamath Falls via Hyatt Prairie and Lake of the Woods. Saturday, I returned to Portland via Odell Lake and Salt Creek Falls along Highway 58.

May 16: Smith Rock State Park

May 17: Modoc Rim, Fremont-Winema National Forest

blue flax
Modoc Rim
frosted paintbrush
Modoc Rim
buttercups
Dry Lakes Flat
alpine waterleaf
Dry Lakes Flat
Cusick's stickseed
Dry Lakes Flat
sticky starwort
Dry Lakes Flat
fleabane
Dry Lakes Flat
nodding microseris
Dry Lakes Flat
prairie smoke
Dry Lakes Flat
buttercups
Dry Lakes Flat
larkspur
Dry Lakes Flat
fiddleneck
Forest Road 9718
varied-leaf phacelia
Forest Road 9718

May 17: Garfield Peak, Crater Lake National Park

very blue water
Garfield Peak Trail
currant shoots
Garfield Peak Trail
view to the south
Garfield Peak Trail
dagger-pod
Garfield Peak Trail
Garfield Peak's summit
Garfield Peak Trail
snow & Crater Lake
Garfield Peak
Mt. Scott & Phantom Ship
Garfield Peak summit
cornices at the summit
Garfield Peak Trail
silty spring
Garfield Peak Trail
animal tracks in the snow
Garfield Peak Trail
steep snow on the trail
Garfield Peak Trail
Crater Lake panorama
Garfield Peak Trail
Garfield Peak
Discovery Point
Llao Rock
Discovery Point
cows & mountains
Nicholson Road
roadside lupines
Hackler Road
roadside lupines
Hackler Road
mahala mat
Crystal Springs DUA
mahala mat
Crystal Springs DUA
cluster-lily, budding
Crystal Springs DUA
cluster-lily, budding
Crystal Springs DUA
blue & white larkspur
Crystal Springs DUA
blue & white larkspur
Crystal Springs DUA
rosy pussy-toes
Crystal Springs DUA
small bay
Malone Spring

May 18: Soda Mountain Road & Hobart Bluff, Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

western bistort
Long Prairie Creek
camas & buttercups
Long Prairie Creek
western blue flag iris
Long Prairie Creek
camas, buttercups, & bistort
Long Prairie Creek
camas, buttercups, & bistort
Long Prairie Creek
prairie smoke
Long Prairie Creek
woolly-headed clover
Long Prairie Creek
water montia
Long Prairie Creek
camas
Long Prairie Creek
Pacific dogwood
Tub Springs State Wayside
great polemonium
Soda Mountain Road
upland larkspur
Pacific Crest Trail
Henderson's fawn lily
Pacific Crest Trail
sticky currant
Pacific Crest Trail
great polemonium
Pacific Crest Trail
frosted paintbrush
Pacific Crest Trail
yellow alyssum (pale madwort)
Pacific Crest Trail
thyme-leaf sandwort
Pacific Crest Trail
checker lilies
Pacific Crest Trail
American vetch
Hobart Bluff Trail
sulphur-flower buckwheat
Hobart Bluff Trail
Baker's hawksbeard, budding
Hobart Bluff Trail
blue-dicks & balsamroot
Hobart Bluff Trail
northwest balsamroot
Hobart Bluff Trail
fir tree & Mt. McLoughlin
Hobart Bluff Trail
three-leaf lewisia
Hobart Bluff Trail
desert parsley
Hobart Bluff Trail
lily seed pods
Hobart Bluff Trail
green-leaf manzanita flowers
Hobart Bluff Trail
Rogue Valley
Hobart Bluff
Siskiyou onion
Hobart Bluff
Brown's peony
Hobart Bluff
chickweed monkeyflower
Hobart Bluff
Lyall's anemone
Pacific Crest Trail
rock garden
Pacific Crest Trail
frosted paintbrush
Pacific Crest Trail
dwarf hesperochiron
west of the PCT
Baker's hawksbeard
west of the PCT
northwest balsamroot
west of the PCT
scabland fleabane
west of the PCT
Brandegee's spring-beauty
west of the PCT
Rattan's blue-eyed-mary
west of the PCT
midget phlox
west of the PCT
onion, budding
west of the PCT
naked broomrape
west of the PCT
lupines
west of the PCT
Pacific tree frog
west of the PCT
dwarf hesperochiron
west of the PCT
great polemonium
west of the PCT
upland yellow violet
west of the PCT
Tolmie's mariposa lilies
Soda Mountain Road
yellow-leaf iris
Old Hyatt Prairie Road
Tolmie's mariposa lily
Old Hyatt Prairie Road
rosy plectritis
Old Hyatt Prairie Road
rosy plectritis
Old Hyatt Prairie Road
rosy plectritis
Old Hyatt Prairie Road
larkspur & rosy plectritis
Old Hyatt Prairie Road
Mt. McLoughlin & Deadwood Prairie
Dead Indian Memorial Road
bleeding hearts
Big Elk Road
distant thunderstorm
Highway 140

May 19: Modoc Rim, Fremont-Winema National Forest

May 19: Highway 58, Willamette & Deschutes National Forests

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