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Tag: wildflowers


Mount Rainier wildflower update

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

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Mowich Lake might be best spot now for wildflowers at Mount Rainier

While areas around Paradise still have large patches of snow along and on the trails, it seems wildflowers at Sunrise and Mowich Lake are starting to bloom.

That’s the report from Lou Whiteaker, plant ecologist at Mount Rainier National Park. He said it will still be another week or two before the flowers really begin to bloom.

He passed along this report, compiled by another staffer at the park:

Great area of the week: The Mowich area has fields of avalanche lilies blooming in Spray Park. Around Mowich lake, there are great patches of Jeffrey’s shooting stars.

The Sunrise area

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