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Mount Rainier wildflower update

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on Aug. 16, 2010 at 12:15 pm with No Comments »
August 16, 2010 12:15 pm

Here is the latest wildflower update from Tara Callaway, interpretive ranger at Mount Rainier National Park.

Great area of the week: Berkeley Park (Sunrise)

I have heard that Sunrise is doing extremely well, and Berkeley Park continuing into Grand Park has fantastic blooms. The Sunrise area is at or near its peak, so visitors should be sent there first for the wildflower viewing.

If you visit Paradise, there is still snow on the upper Skyline trail past Panorama Point going toward Sluiskin Falls. On the lower trails at Paradise, you can find great patches of magenta paintbrush, bracted lousewort, sitka valerian and pasqueflower seedheads.

In the forest, the blueberry and huckleberry plants have already begun growing their fruits. Pipsissewa was seen blooming all over the Cougar Rock campground, which has an extremely beautiful flower.

Recommended trails for wildflower viewing:

  • Berkeley Park (Sunrise),
  • Tolmie Lookout (Mowich)
  • Shriner Peak (Ohanapecosh)
  • Alta Vista (Paradise)
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