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08/03/11 - Klahane Ridge, But Not Very Far

We recently made an attempt to climb Klahane Ridge via the Switchback Trail, but we didn't get very far, only 850' above the parking lot. We did get up into the hanging gardens, past the junction with the trail to the lodge. All told, it was a beautiful climb. There were some flowers, but the hanging gardens were lush and green, not yet in bloom. We turned around at the first patch of snow on the trail, poor spirited. We'll be back again, and we are hoping to go higher. Every season, the challenge begins anew.

Up the steepy mountains

On the trail

Glacier lilies

Another view of the mountains




Ants swarming

The umbrella forest

A bog orchid

Spring flowers, yeah in late July

Keywords: flowers, klahane ridge