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Field Notes

Covering the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest

July 17, 2012 at 7:00 AM

Instant spring: just add altitude.

While the rest of the country sweats, here in Washington all we have to do to cool off is go higher. Instant spring: just add altitude.

A hike to Olallie Lake in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness brought the reward of not only the picture perfect lake, but a rewind of spring, hiking through trillium, skunk cabbage and twigs just breaking bud.

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Skunk cabbage is a harbinger of spring… unless you head up to Snoqualmie Pass, where you can see them in mid-July! I photographed this beauty in the swampy areas along the trail to Olallie Lake.

Just as fresh and beautiful and evocative in their spring-rewind appeal were the trillium. There were several nice stands along the trail to enjoy.

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Pink trillium is always something special… but then, so is white.

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