East Applegate Ridge Flower Hike 5-4-18

Photos by John and Steve

We had a small group of 6 not so gung-ho hikers for our Friday flower hike, including 2 groupies as Liz and I brought our non-perspiring spouses. Ambling along was the order of the day, with frequent pauses for pictures taking.

The weather was close to perfect and the trail took us through an amazing variety of flowers all over the hillsides. We were swamped by ocean blush, popcorn flowers, larkspur, miners' salad, hounds nose, poppies, shirts and skirts, Oregon grapes. church bells  and many and sundry others. The views were spectacular with the clear weather. 

We proceeded as far as the bench along the way and had a rest and snacks. I then wisely beat a retreat to avoid a good berating if we over-taxed the groupies. Many pictures were taken and they will no doubt continue to trickle in to Dan, our intrepid webmaster. Steve Stark had his magnificent camera so a sharp focus is assured. 

Most of us piled into my hiking yacht and headed for Boomtown but, given the limited menu, we diverted to Bella Union where we relaxed on the terrace and had a jolly good lunch.  

Ashland Hiking Home

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