Deschutes in Bloom!

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Alpenglow
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Deschutes in Bloom!

Post by Alpenglow » April 23rd, 2014, 7:11 pm

Just wanted to post that the flowers at the Deschutes are beautiful right now.
Especailly the Balsam Root and the Lupin. The air was heavy with the fragrance.
Another bonus is that it was dry and sunny, while dark and wet in Portland on Tuesday.
Also the geese where plentiful swimming around with their new little babies.
A perfect springtime destination.
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Re: Deschutes in Bloom!

Post by miah66 » April 24th, 2014, 12:00 pm

Alpenglow wrote:Just wanted to post that the flowers at the Deschutes are beautiful right now.
Especailly the Balsam Root and the Lupin. The air was heavy with the fragrance.
Another bonus is that it was dry and sunny, while dark and wet in Portland on Tuesday.
Also the geese where plentiful swimming around with their new little babies.
A perfect springtime destination.
What part of the Deschutes did you visit? The lower end near the mouth of the Columbia, or another section nearer Madras, Bend, Crooked River, etc.?
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Re: Deschutes in Bloom!

Post by Alpenglow » April 25th, 2014, 6:43 am

We started at the park near the Columbia and just did the 4 mile loop.
The flowers were best on the higher, upper part of the trail, but then returned along the rushing river, which is always a treat, especially this time of year with all the geese.
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Post by forestkeeper » April 25th, 2014, 7:14 am

:D Beautiful photos, especially of the baby geese. Thanks for the info!!!

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Re: Deschutes in Bloom!

Post by Double Tree » April 25th, 2014, 10:34 am

Headed there tonight for a short bp. Thanks for the photos. Shouldn't rain too much...
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