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Pink, Fireweed, Chamerion angustifolium, Sierra Wildflowers Yosemite National Park

Hiking South of Wilmer Lake on the Pacific Crest Trail in the North Yosemite Backcountry we climb Bailey Ridge. The flattened top of Bailey Ridge holds a number of Black Vernal Ponds stained with tannin, but also a couple of great ponds persisting in an interesting equilibrium.

Here I found this delightful flower, which I (mis) identify as Elegant Clarkia.

Woodland Clarkia along the Pacific Crest Trail in Yosemite National Park. Pink Wildflower.

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Yellow, waxy, Big Sam, Emigrant Wilderness Flower

 Yellow, waxy, Big Sam, Emigrant Wilderness, High Sierra Wild Flower

Yellow flower in High Sierra, Emigrant Wilderness.

Location: Big Sam, Emigrant Wilderness

Elevation: 10,600 feet

Trail Guide: Big Sam, Emigrant Wilderness

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Red Flower, Gray leaves, Low Profile High Sierra

Red Flowers on long stalks above low profile ground-cover body of dense grey leaves. What do you call this plant?

Red Flowers, gray leaves, High Sierra,

 Flowering plant in big basin on the Northeast flank of Big Sam. 

Trail Guide: Backpacking Big Sam Emigrant Wilderness

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Blue, Flower, Western Blue Flax

Blue, Flower, Western Blue Flax

High Sierra Flowers, Blue, Western Blue Flax.


Trail Guide: Big Sam

Trail Map: Backpacking Emigrant Wilderness


Date: July 30, 2009

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Yellow, Flower, Round Top Lake, Sierra Nevada


Near Round Top Lake

Sierra Nevada Mountains

Carson Pass Management Unit, El Dorado National Forest.

9360 Feet.

June 8, 2009 

Yellow unidentified flower, Round Top Lake, 9360 feet.

The flowers were just beginning to burst out of their pods.

This flower was very early. The majority of the terrain was still covered with Spring snows. Here's a picture of the snowcover from that June 2009 trip:

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Pink, Pussypaws, Flowers, High Sierra

Pussypaw, flower, Vibrant Pink glowing in the High Sierra, hiking Emigrant Wilderness, backpacking Stanislaus National Forest. North side of Bond Pass.

Pussypaw near Bond Pass between Yosemite and Emigrant Wilderness.

Date: July 27, 2010

Elevation: 8800 feet

Trail Guide: Brown Bear to Bond Pass

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Butterfly, Burnt Orange, and Buckwheat, High Sierra, Emigrant Wilderness

Butterfly, Burnt Orange, and Buckwheat, High Sierra, Emigrant Wilderness, Stanislaus National Forest. Sighted approaching Bond Pass to enter Yosemite from the High Emigrant Basin.

Butterfly near Bond Pass, burnt orange color, Emigrant Wilderness, Stanislaus National Forest.

Date: July 27, 2009.

Elevation; 9360 feet.

Trail Guide: Summit Meadow

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Purple, Flower, High Sierra Nevada

Purple High Sierra Flower, Sonora Peak, Carson Iceberg Wilderness, Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest.

Purple High Sierra Flower in Fall.

 September 27 2009.

Elevation: 10,200 feet

Trail Guide: Sonora Peak Flowers

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Yellow, Sierra Flower, Sierra Arnica

Sierra Flower, Yellow, Sierra Arnica? Hiking the PCT through Murray Canyon, July 2009. 8800 feet.

Sierra Arnica ? Murray Canyon, Carson Iceberg Wilderness.

Trail Guide: Tyron Peak to Murray Canyon

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Yellow, Sierra Flower, Sierra Columbine, Hummingbird, Emigrant Wilderness

Sierra Flower, Sierra Columbine (?), Hummingbird, Stanislaus National Forest, Just Northwest of the Emigrant Wilderness. It's a Columbine...but what type I'm not sure.

Hummingbird working a Sierra Columbine at Kennedy Meadows Pack Station.


 Kennedy Meadows Pack Station and Resort

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