Monday, July 6, 2015

Saddle Mountain

Saddle Mountain in the Coast Range is a popular destination for wildflower lovers in the spring.  It's a steep climb, but near the peak the wildflower meadows begin in earnest and it's all worthwhile.  We thought it was really beautiful.

Monkey flower.
Red columbine.
Broad-leaved starflower.
Oregon iris.
Penstemon.
Delphinium.
Henderson's checkermallow.
Henderson's checkermallow.
Delphinium.
Wallflower.
Tiger lily.
Fringecup.
Mountain bells.
Much of the upper trail is covered with this chain link fencing material, which seems to help prevent erosion and aid in traction.  There were many people there with (leashed) dogs, to my surprise. I thought this material would make it tough for dogs to keep their feet from getting caught as they walk. 
Copperbush.
Mountain bells.
Wallflower.
Douglas's campion.
Douglas's campion.
Yarrow.
Blue-eyed grass.
Western bistort.
Wild rose.
Indian paintbrush.
Violet.
Douglas's (?) onion.
Mountain bells.
Spotted coralroot orchid.
Henderson's checkermallow.
Copperbush.
Thistle.
Inside out flower.
Clover.
Piggyback plant.
Piggyback plant.
Mountain bells.cx  x
Nodding onion.
Oregon anemone.
Self heal.
False Solomon's seal.
False lily-of-the-valley.
Monkeyflower.