Wednesday, August 17, 2016

June Lake

June Lake is a lovely and serene destination for a short hike at Mt. St. Helens. The lake itself is a large, shallow lake with a waterfall at the far end.  It's teeming with life. Cascades frogs and rough skinned newts swim lazily through the water.  If you pause to look closely at the bottom of the lake, you can see thousands of tiny caddisfly larvae trundling about.  

Prince's pine.
Rosy spiraea.
Cascades frog.
Caddisfly larvae.
Cascades frog.
Rough skinned newt.
Cascades frog.
Slender bog orchid.
White-flowered hawkweed.
Inside-out flower.
Sickletop lousewort.

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