Memaloose Hills floral fireworks 5/3/14

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Memaloose Hills floral fireworks 5/3/14

Post by vibramhead » May 4th, 2014, 9:37 am

We took a 3-mile ramble through the Memaloose Hills on Saturday, and the flowers were busting out all over.

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Re: Memaloose Hills floral fireworks 5/3/14

Post by Lydiavmars » May 4th, 2014, 6:43 pm

Beautiful colors! I want to get into that area before bloom season is over. Thanks for the share! :lol:

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Re: Memaloose Hills floral fireworks 5/3/14

Post by RobinB » May 4th, 2014, 11:07 pm

vibramhead wrote:Image
Wow! This is one of the most brilliant photos I've seen this season.

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Re: Memaloose Hills floral fireworks 5/3/14

Post by forestkeeper » May 5th, 2014, 4:12 am

:D Beautiful photos! Memaloose Hills is not in the Field Guide. What's the best way there?

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Re: Memaloose Hills floral fireworks 5/3/14

Post by vibramhead » May 5th, 2014, 6:24 am

forestkeeper wrote::D Beautiful photos! Memaloose Hills is not in the Field Guide. What's the best way there?
It's not an official marked trail, but it's easy enough to follow once you find it. It's Hike 87 in Scott Cook's Curious Gorge guidebook. Take 84 to the Mosier exit, then continue east on Hwy 30 for 3 miles to the Memaloose Overlook on the left. The trail starts across the road from the overlook. Check my GPS track for more details.

Also, check Bobcat's and Cheryl's TRs for a more extensive hike in the area.
Lydiavmars wrote:Beautiful colors! I want to get into that area before bloom season is over. Thanks for the share! :lol:
Thanks Lydia!
RobinB wrote:Wow! This is one of the most brilliant photos I've seen this season.
Thanks Robin!
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Re: Memaloose Hills floral fireworks 5/3/14

Post by chiefWright » May 5th, 2014, 6:41 pm

The holy trinity of Balsamroot, Lupine, and Paintbrush in full, soaring glory. Your pictures really did say it all. I'm so incredibly jealous you got to experience it live, and so incredibly grateful you shared it with us. Thank you, thank you!

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Re: Memaloose Hills floral fireworks 5/3/14

Post by vibramhead » May 6th, 2014, 6:13 am

chiefWright wrote:The holy trinity of Balsamroot, Lupine, and Paintbrush in full, soaring glory. Your pictures really did say it all. I'm so incredibly jealous you got to experience it live, and so incredibly grateful you shared it with us. Thank you, thank you!
Thanks Chief!
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Post by donaleen » May 6th, 2014, 5:38 pm

I went yesterday. It was indeed amazing as are your photos. Thanks

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Post by adamschneider » May 6th, 2014, 6:05 pm

There's way more paintbrush at Memaloose Hills than other eastern Gorge flower spots... I wonder why.

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Re: Memaloose Hills floral fireworks 5/3/14

Post by arlohike » May 10th, 2014, 2:42 pm

vibramhead wrote:We took a 3-mile ramble through the Memaloose Hills on Saturday, and the flowers were busting out all over.
Thanks for the tip! My wife and I went to check it out this morning, and it was fantastic.
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