Here is the latest update on wildflowers at Mount Rainier National Park:
“It seems that the peak in Paradise and the late season blooms are happening about the same time.” Said Lou Whiteaker, the park’s plant ecologist.
Great area of the week: Paradise – Nisqually Vista trail
“It is amazing how much the wildflowers have popped this last week,” said Tara Callaway, interpretive park ranger. “Everywhere you hike here, there are tons of lupines, paintbrush, bistort, asters, and louseworts.
“However, I am saddened to say that the end of summer may be near because the first bog gentian was spotted …