Deschutes River, flower report. Photos added.

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Double Tree
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Deschutes River, flower report. Photos added.

Post by Double Tree » April 9th, 2017, 7:03 pm

Backpacked in for Saturday night. Very windy on Saturday, enough to make me concerned about my tent. Few flowers although lots of buds just waiting. A few blooming balsam root, a couple lupine just beginning to bud. Shooting stars on the Ferry Springs loop are at peak. Balsam root at least a week away from a prettier showing, and lupine behind that. Froze overnight down near the water where we camped, although it wasn't freezing up on the road.
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Shooting star, on the Ferry Springs loop, was at peak.
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There were quite a number of flowering trees. Apple and maybe cherry I suppose. It is an old homestead site.
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Yellow parsley among the rocks at around mile 5, near rapids.
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Just a few nice Balsam Root

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Post by Sean Thomas » April 11th, 2017, 5:39 pm

Nice photos and thanks for the heads up on the flower situation. I've still never made it to the Deschutes, hoping to change that soon!

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Post by sprengers4jc » April 12th, 2017, 10:42 am

One of our favorite places! Thanks for the flower update, too. It is about 2 weeks later this year than in years past.

Sean, you would really enjoy a run down to Mack's Canyon and back, I think! :)
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