5/6/2021 – Nick Eaton Ridge Flower Bloom

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Re: 5/6/2021 – Nick Eaton Ridge Flower Bloom

Post by rubiks » May 8th, 2021, 6:20 pm

Aimless wrote:
May 8th, 2021, 1:16 pm
Not that it makes much difference, but the yellow version of those flowers in the second photo are called Glacier Lilies, while the white version are called Avalanche Lilies. It took me the longest time to memorize which color went with which name. ;)
I usually just guess, knowing I have a 50-50 shot at getting it right.
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Re: 5/6/2021 – Nick Eaton Ridge Flower Bloom

Post by drm » May 9th, 2021, 7:29 am

dmthomas49 wrote:
May 8th, 2021, 2:26 pm
Aimless wrote:
May 8th, 2021, 1:16 pm
Not that it makes much difference, but the yellow version of those flowers in the second photo are called Glacier Lilies, while the white version are called Avalanche Lilies. It took me the longest time to memorize which color went with which name. ;)
I get those confused also...
Now if I could only remember the different names for white vs purple trilliums.

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Re: 5/6/2021 – Nick Eaton Ridge Flower Bloom

Post by Chip Down » May 9th, 2021, 8:04 am

dmthomas49 wrote:
May 8th, 2021, 2:30 pm
Would be nice if we could get some boots on the Casey Creek Trail to make that loop easier to find. Last time I tried it from Herman Creek, I lost the trail after about 100 yards and gave up.
You know since Chip is so hard on his hiking shoes, I bet he could make one pass of the trail and it would be hikable again.
:D
I've been up and down that trail post-fire. Yeah, it gets a bit indistinct in spots, but I encourage people to keep looking. It does get better, unless it's degraded since my last visit. There are some fun offtrail routes nearby too, so if you lose the trail, just keep going up, if that falls into your comfort zone.

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Re: 5/6/2021 – Nick Eaton Ridge Flower Bloom

Post by dmthomas49 » May 9th, 2021, 1:43 pm

Chip Down wrote:
May 9th, 2021, 8:04 am

I've been up and down that trail post-fire. Yeah, it gets a bit indistinct in spots, but I encourage people to keep looking. It does get better, unless it's degraded since my last visit. There are some fun offtrail routes nearby too, so if you lose the trail, just keep going up, if that falls into your comfort zone.
Would it be best to try and follow the trail from the bottom up or top down?
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Re: 5/6/2021 – Nick Eaton Ridge Flower Bloom

Post by BigBear » May 9th, 2021, 4:06 pm

The easiest way to remember is that avalanches are fresh, white snow and glaciers are old and yellowed by the debris which falls down on them from the cliffs.

Just to complicate the issue - there are also fawn lilies that grow this time of year ;)

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Re: 5/6/2021 – Nick Eaton Ridge Flower Bloom

Post by Chip Down » May 9th, 2021, 5:13 pm

dmthomas49 wrote:
May 9th, 2021, 1:43 pm
Chip Down wrote:
May 9th, 2021, 8:04 am

I've been up and down that trail post-fire. Yeah, it gets a bit indistinct in spots, but I encourage people to keep looking. It does get better, unless it's degraded since my last visit. There are some fun offtrail routes nearby too, so if you lose the trail, just keep going up, if that falls into your comfort zone.
Would it be best to try and follow the trail from the bottom up or top down?
Hmm...I don't recall a lot of tricky terrain in that area. If you lose the trail on a descent, you could almost certainly bushwhack safely down to Herman Creek Trail. I've explored quite a bit around there, and I think if you cliff out, there's always an easy workaround. Going up might pose more of a challenge, but it's more fun, more stuff to explore.

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Re: 5/6/2021 – Nick Eaton Ridge Flower Bloom

Post by adamschneider » May 10th, 2021, 8:57 am

Glacier lilies represent yellow snow, because avalanches move too fast for you to pee on them.

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Re: 5/6/2021 – Nick Eaton Ridge Flower Bloom

Post by dmthomas49 » May 10th, 2021, 9:31 am

adamschneider wrote:
May 10th, 2021, 8:57 am
Glacier lilies represent yellow snow, because avalanches move too fast for you to pee on them.
That is easier for me to remember! :lol:
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Re: 5/6/2021 – Nick Eaton Ridge Flower Bloom

Post by leiavoia » May 10th, 2021, 4:17 pm

drm wrote:
May 9th, 2021, 7:29 am
Now if I could only remember the different names for white vs purple trilliums.
That's easy... Trilliums!

White and purple are just different ages of the same flower. They bloom white and turn purple over a week or two.

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Re: 5/6/2021 – Nick Eaton Ridge Flower Bloom

Post by joeld » May 13th, 2021, 7:50 pm

Webfoot wrote:
May 8th, 2021, 11:25 am
Chip Down wrote:
May 8th, 2021, 11:03 am
I was pretty sure that was an error. I recall it being Gorton. But I'm seeing references to both Gordon and Gorton. Is there really a Gordon and Gorton? Probably not.
There is a "Gordon Creek" that flows into the Sandy River. I think it is good to promulgate the difference to reduce confusion.
Oregon Geographic Names says that Edwin Gorton had a homestead along the creek near Wyeth in the 1890s.

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