Today I hiked the first couple of miles of the Munson Creek trail (from about 2,400 ft elevation to about 3,400 ft elevation) to see how the winter treated it. It was in very good condition, with a sprinkling of wildflowers all along, but only of some of the early blooming species were blooming. It is a steep and rather rough trail that is well worth hiking later in the summer when the valley is hot and the trail is cool and when there are dozens of species of wildflowers in bloom (and I will return later to see them). Here are a few photos of the trail and the flower species now in bloom along that stretch.
Arrowleaf Balsamroot ~ Balsamorhiza sagittata
Oblongleaf Bluebells, Sagebrush Bluebells ~ Mertensia oblongifolia
Hooker’s Fairy Bells ~ Disporum hookeri
Blue Clematis ~ Clematis occidentalis
Yellow Glacier Lily, Erythronium grandiflorum
Western White Trillium ~ Trillium Ovatum