Wildflower Hikes: Washington

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Hiking all four corners of the state, from ocean beaches to alpine meadows and forests and the lowlands in between, experience the beauty of Washington's native wildflowers. They peak only once a year -- this guide will tell you where and when you're most likely to find them.
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Overview

Hiking all four corners of the state, from ocean beaches to alpine meadows and forests and the lowlands in between, experience the beauty of Washington's native wildflowers. They peak only once a year -- this guide will tell you where and when you're most likely to find them.
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Washington Trails
[H]ike a trail you've done many times before with a new perspective:paying attention to the plants of the area.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780898869644
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Series: Best Hikestm Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 954,011
  • Product dimensions: 5.35 (w) x 8.36 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 13
Introduction 15
Wildflower Habitats: Their Ecologies and Natural Histories 17
The Naming of Plants 27
About This Book 30
Olympic Peninsula
1. Rialto Beach 36
2. Hoh River Nature Trails and Happy Four Camp 42
3. Hurricane Hill 47
4. Marmot Pass via Big Quilcene Trail 51
5. Staircase 55
The North Cascades & Highway 20
6. Yellow Aster Butte 60
7. Chain Lakes Loop 63
8. Railroad Grade via Park Butte Trail 67
9. Sauk Mountain 71
10. Maple Pass 74
11. Slate Peak 77
12. Windy Pass via Pacific Crest Trail 80
13. Tiffany Mountain 85
14. Disappointment Peak 88
15. Copper Butte 91
16. Wapaloosie Mountain 94
The Mountain Loop Highway & US 2
17. Green Mountain 98
18. Walt Bailey Trail 101
19. Big Four Ice Caves Trail 104
20. Mount Dickerman Trail 107
21. Scorpion Mountain via Johnson Ridge 110
22. Josephine Lake via Pacific Crest Trail 113
23. Round Mountain Trail to Nason Ridge 116
24. Chiwaukum Creek 119
25. Tumwater Pipeline Trail 122
Interstate 90 & East
26. Ira Spring Memorial Trail 126
27. Kendall Garden Katwalk 130
28. Lodge Lake 133
29. Esmerelda Basin 136
30. Navaho Pass 140
31. Kruckeberg Country: Iron Peak and Longs Pass 144
32. Tronsen Ridge 148
Southeast Washington
33. Umtanum Ridge 152
34. Black Canyon 155
35. Dusty Lake 158
36. Ancient Lakes 161
37. Blythe Lake and Coulee 164
38. Saddle Mountains 167
39. White Bluffs 170
Mount Rainier & South
40. Rainier View Trail 174
41. Sheep Lake and Sourdough Gap via Pacific Crest Trail 177
42. Naches Peak Loop 180
43. Burroughs Mountain Loop 184
44. Paradise Flower Trails 188
45. McCoy Creek Flower Walks 193
46. Sunrise Peak and Jumbo's Shoulder 197
47. Conrad Meadows 200
48. Adams Creek Meadow 204
49. Norway Pass and Mount Margaret 206
50. Dog Mountain 210
Wildflower Portraits 213
Wildflowers of the Forest 215
Wildflowers of Montane Meadows 227
Wildflowers of Ponderosa Pine and Sagebrush Country 238
Useful References and Other Resources 242
General Index 246
Plant Index 248
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