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05/25/05 - Signs of Spring

We were up at Hurricane Ridge today and were pleased to see that the road to Hurricane Hill was open, despite the snow on the ground which was rapidly melting. The high country wild flower seasson is starting early this year. We have already missed the glacier lilies, but the avalanche lilies are out and the scent of the phlox was everywhere. It looks as if the lupines are getting ready.
Avalanche Lilies

This is typical of the high country. The season is short and the flowers are in a hurry.

If you plan on seeing the wildflowers in the Olympic Mountains this year, this is a good time to get up to Hurricane Ridge.

Keywords: flowers, high country, hurricane hill, hurricane ridge