Steps from the trailhead we found ourselves in a giant field of Owls Clover.
After gaining the ridge we get our first sight of cache creek - very high this year.
Cache creek rapids far below.
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Crossing cache creek - strong current, and this was the shallowest part of the crossing. Some of our group got chest deep. I managed to find a line that only got me wet to the waist.
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Here comes andy
View back down to the creek.
Reaching the top of the ridge.
At the top of the ridge before Wilson Valley
A nearly white blue eyed grass
Dropping down into Wilson Valley
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Approaching Wilson Valley
Otter (?) tracks near the smaller feeder creek
In camp - hey Barbara, nice floaties. :)
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time for a swim!
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A bald eagle
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Bear prints (and my foot for scale)
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Bear tracks (and my foot for scale)
Rob, his sweet dog Molly, and Pavla in camp.
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Rob plays with Deon's dog Kuma
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Kuma and his dinosaur
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David being david
Fun with a UV flashlight
Camp in the morning.
Back on the ridge above Wilson Valley
Dense hillsides of Larkspur
Some variety of geranium?
Field of Larkspur and Ithuriel's Spear