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Grand Ridge, Olympic National Park, WA

Date: July 26, 2009

Length: 9.6 miles

Altitude: Changed from 5000-6500 feet

With: Ed, Kelly, Chris

GPS Coordinates of region: TBD

Blue lupine dominated the flowers on this hike

Cow Parsnip? Heracleum lanatum?

Horse thistle?

Indian Paintbrush

Tiger Lily, Lilium columbianum

Ridge

1 1/2 hikers

2 1/10 hikers

2 1/2 hikers

probably Pink Mountain Heather, Phyllodoce empetriformis

Yum

2 1/20 hikers

After lunch

Strait of San ...

Probably Lance-leaved Stonecrop, Sedum lanceolatum?

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Something in the far background may be Mt Olympus.

Pacific Silver Fir? Abies amabilis? or Subalpine Fir, Abies lasiocarpa?

Probably Spreading Stonecrop, Sedum divergens

See the little path up there? We walked to about 1/4 mile past where you can see the trail going around the ridge

return trip

Lupine