|Peek-a-boo view of Mount Rainier behind the White River on the road to the campground.|
The river still shows scaring from the November 2006 flooding.
|View of the sky from my campsite. Spruce covered with old man's beard, fir, pine and |
cedar too. Gray and Steller's jays were extra friendly, looking for handouts.
Ground squirrels made a few appearances too.
On Saturday I joined 60 other volunteers on a mile hike to a back country meadow that needed re-vegetation. This meadow use to be a campground, the asphalt roads have been removed, but much of the meadow remains bare. While there, we saw many dust devils fed by that bare earth.
|Close up view of some of the wildflowers on the hike up to the re-vegetation|
project. With the cold-wet-cold-wet-cold summer, these blooms are very
late. They usually look like this in early summer, not early fall!
|View from where I was planting seedlings. Once the re-vegetation work is |
completed, the foreground of the meadow will look like the background.
Cutting across the far ridge, if you look closely, is one of the park's hiking trails.