Most of the photos in this post don't show the burned areas, but here's an example.
This hike is absolutely full of gorgeous vistas.
Likely an Eriogonum, but I'm not sure which one.
Possibly Penstemon davidsonii, but it could be one of the other species.
Whichever species, this was an impressive show!
This is most likely either Phlox diffusa or Phlox hoodii.
Whole meadows of it!
More beautiful larches. This grove must be amazing in the fall.
A mini meadow of Antennaria lanata.
Perilous snow crossing!
Phacelia sericea (blue-violet) and what I think is Saxifraga tolmiei (white).
Close-up of Phacelia sericea
The rock face where the phacelia is growing. Amazing where plants will grow.
Veronica cusickii, phlox, lewisia, and more!
I never expected to find Polysticum munitum (western sword fern) here, much less growing out of a rock crevice.
I think this is Saxifraga mertensiana.
Happy patch of Lewisia columbiana.
Vista of mountains in the distance.
The sharp point on the left I think is Tower Mountain. On the right is Azurite Peak.
Lupine meadow, with paintbrush scattered throughout.
So much lichen!
Another view of those distant peaks with a mix of living and dead trees in the foreground. It's amazing how fires can leave living trees right next to burnt ones.
I think this is Penstemon procerus.
And a close-up of the rhododendron.
In the next part of this series, I'll share photos of the trail to Harts Pass.