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Junction Lake - Indian Heaven

Posted: June 26th, 2020, 1:53 pm
by drm
Nothing like an early season heat wave for a bluebird visit Indian Heaven just as the snow disappears and before mosquitoes get too bad. I imagine that there is a lot more snow at the highest lakes (Deep, Wapiki) but while the trails have plenty of snow patches and banks, the lakes are mostly melted out. 90s at home in The Dalles, 70s up there.
Bear Grass blooms next to the road just before trailhead
Start of the East Crater trail
About a half mile of snow on trail where it contours on north slope of East Crater
Junction Lake
treefall just north of Blue Lake
Blue Lake, also melted out
camp visitor
some gorgeous avalanche lilies near Bear Lake
a whole lot of gorgeous avalanche lilies near Bear Lake
Bear Lake

Re: Junction Lake - Indian Heaven

Posted: July 2nd, 2020, 8:04 pm
by romann
Thanks for the update drm! At what elevations have you seen serious mosquitoes (if any)?

Also seems like it will be beargrass banner year - good news for the upcoming alpine season.