Entries from Postcards from the Trail tagged with 'Wildflowers'

Wild Horse Windfarm

One of our favorite day trips in the spring is to go to Eastern Washington to view the wildflowers. I was searching on this blog to see my previous posts and I found that I haven't blogged that often about...

2012 Anniversary Hike at Mt Rainier

September 2, 2012 I have to remember not to do our anniversary hike during Labor Day Weekend. This is the second year in a row that we have traveled up to Rainier to do our annual hike to celebrate...

Mt Misery Ridge Trail #3113

No sound - nothing but the bright sunshine in the morning. We were up and about shortly after 7am. Time for coffee. Starbucks Via is the best thing that has happened to camping. A couple of cups and a...

Misery Spring Campground - Eastern Washington Roadtrip

Vista from Ridge near Misery Springs Road 40 climbed steadily up heading south towards the Oregon border. It was wide and rather smooth for a dirt road. The traffic was light and everyone was heading home for Sunday evening....

Esmeralda Basin

August 7, 2011 It was time for another trip to the Teanaway area. Earlier in the year, we did the Teanaway Ridge on eastern side off of Blewett Pass but it was time to make another trip up the...

Meeks Table

It was still lightly sprinkling after we broke camp and headed East. We were uncertain if if it was going to continue to rain or if we were going to be lucky and the rain would stop. We quickly...

Iron Bear Creek - Teanaway Ridge

June 27, 2011 I'm a little behind in my blog posting. I've been enjoying taking pictures but I just can't seem to get them processed and posted. But I'll try. Teanaway is area on the East side of the...

Photohunt: Hard-to-find

This week's Photohunt theme is hard-to-find. This is another great theme that is open to lots of interpretations. But the first thing that came to my mind was wildflowers. Our hobby is to search out unusual wildflowers. Many of...

Driving the backroad - FS5900 Entiat to Chelan

Wildflowers amid the destruction On the way in to our campground, we saw the sign for FS5900. We looked at the map and it looked very interesting. It was 31 miles to Lake Chelan shoreline at 25 Mile Creek....

Red Top Fire Lookout

We have passed a sign to Red Top Lookout a million of times on our way to Teanaway hike but we never had a chance to drive up to the top. I have read a couple of hiking reports...

Reecer Creek - Red, White and Blue

The forecast for the 4th of July was gray and damp as expected. The Cascades were providing a rain shadow for Eastern Washington so we packed up the car and headed east again for some sun and flowers. We...

Taneum

Back around 2004, G and I started making an annual pilgrimage to the Taneum area to view the camas and other wildflower fields. Usually we would go mid-May and if it weather wasn't too hot we would find some...

Ebey's Landing

Vista from bluff above Ebey's Landing on Whidbey Island We went camping on Memorial Day and stopped at Ebey's Landing on the way. I had heard about the unique flowers that could be found on the bluffs and wanted...

South Puget Sound Prairies

Prairie is not a place you imagine of when you think of Washington state or the Puget Sound area. But prairie grasslands were an intrinsic part of native American food sources. These rolling grasslands were scattered throughout the sound...

Umtanum Creek Falls

We decided to drive over to Ellensburg in Central Washington and see what was in bloom. Ellensburg is about 125 miles east of Seattle over Snoqualmie Pass. It is farm oriented town with many cattle and hay farms. Central...

Photohunt: Orange

This week's Photohunt is orange. I could not resist using flowers for this week's theme. Our passion is wildflowers. We love the plants and flowers of the areas of the world that are in the Mediterranean biome. The Mediterranean...

Iron Peak - Teanaway Country

I heard that the trails in the Teanaway basin were open. The warm weather has opened the eastern slopes of the cascades earlier than last year even with our heavy snow fall. We decided to go to Iron Peak,...

PhotoHunt: Purple

Phlox hoodii - Central Washington wildflower Today is Saturday and that means it is Photohunt time. This week's theme is purple. This week we have been watching the weather and checking the reports of the wildflower blooms in Central...

Santa Barbara

We take a trip each spring to view wildflowers and gardens. Our favorite place is Tucson. We love to spend a few days in the desert searching for wildflowers and hiking. In 2005, we spent time camping in Death Valley...

Bandera Mountain

I haven't been motivated to get on the trail much this year. I need to get out more. G is making a point of getting me on the trail in preparation for France. Two weeks ago we went up...

Viola trinervata - Sagebrush violet

Viola trinervata - Sagebrush violet Originally uploaded by Marta_9. I have been testing how to link from Flickr to my blog. I set it up a while ago but I couldn't remember exactly what I did. It turns out...

Spring Desert Wildflowers

It is going to be an outstanding year for desert wildflowers. All the reports say it will rival or exceed the last El Nino year, 1998. We have learned to watch the rainfall that Southern California and Arizona receives starting...

Homeward Bound

I don't want to go home. Four days are just not enough. At least our flight doesn't leave until 8:30pm The 4th Ave street fair is happening this weekend and we decide to do a quick visit. It probably doesn't...

Mad Dogs and Seattlites

I never do well in hot weather. So why did I think it would be different this time? We slept in and lazily got up around 8:30am. We decided to go to Blue Willow for breakfast before going for a...