Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh Mountain Air

Nothing beats the heat more than hiking in the mountains, in the cool green light of the forest.

The easy trail into Cheakamus Lake winds three kilometres through ferns and Devil’s Club — a photogenic plant with huge maple-like leaves, but a true example of ‘look, but don’t touch’.ferns and Devil's Club beside a stream Relax on a half cut log (isn’t life difficult?)
Al sitting in a half-cut log Green light on a cool mountain stream.
green stream on hike to Cheakamus Lake Fallen log enroute to Cheakamus Lake.
fallen log on hike to Cheakamus Lake Other things to do while at Cheakamus Lake in July: snack on wild blueberries that line the path; plunge into the icy turquoise waters of this glacial till lake; admire the strange plants and mushrooms along the way…

Not sure if this is a Phantom Orchid or an Indian Pipe (Corpse Flower). They don’t resemble anything else in my plant identification book but both of these plants are supposed to be white, and the ones we saw were decidedly red or pinkish cream…
flower seen on Cheakamus Lake hike flower seen on Cheakamus Lake hike mushrooms seen on Cheakamus Lake hike To see more ‘Fresh’ posts click here.

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2 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh Mountain Air

  1. Don’t we live in an amazing world? I always try to forage for something wild while I’m hiking too. I think it’s important to pass on that information to the younger generation.
    Look at the reflection in that water, it looks like a fern!!

  2. Pingback: Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh (Lambs and Sheep) | What's (in) the picture?·

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