Every year I try to get up to the unnamed lake at the eastern foot of Broken Top to shoot its wildflowers. Peak bloom is usually in late August or early September, but this summer I have found most locations to be at least a month early. So I guessed on early August and hit […]
I just published a set of images and panoramas that were taken on a Labor Day Weekend day hike around Broken Top. We hiked from the Broken Top trailhead off of FS Road 370 to the unnamed lake on Broken Top’s northeast side. We then came back around and continued up into the crater on the sound […]
About a week ago (August 17-19), four of us hiked into my favorite lake in the Oregon Cascades, Golden Lake. This year’s Cascades snow melt is extremely late and therefore I estimate that the wildflowers are also almost 3 weeks late. In addition, the flower displays seem quite anemic. Nonetheless, we had a great time […]
Earlier this month (August 7-8) I took a two day hike to check out the wildflowers in the Canyon Creek drainage at the eastern foot of Three Finger Jack. Specifically, I hiked into Upper Canyon Creek Meadows, a place I have visited each of the past two years. However, similar to last year, I found […]
On September 2-3 I hiked into the small lake (aka tarn) on the east side of Broken Top for one night. Although the wildflowers were still fresh, they were very light this year. At least there were no bugs! Pictures here .