June 28, 2010
On the drive down from the Leidy Peak trailhead at 11,000 feet, we left the snow and began to see more wildflowers.
At 9500 feet, there was a profusion of yellow, mostly mountain dandelions and a sprinkling of buttercups.
There were sunrays,
a few scarlet gilia, also called skyrocket,
and chokecherry were in full blossom.
Lupine bloomed along the road.
Here is Red Mountain, 7700 feet at the top. The trailhead at the bottom of the mountain is only about 6600 feet. There, spring is past. Summer has arrived.