Sunday, July 31, 2011

Canyon Creek Meadows

July 29, 2011. The trail to Canyon Creek Meadows in the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness Area is now pretty much snow and blow down free. Although the upper meadows are still covered in snow, the lower one is exploding with shooting stars, lupine and Indian paintbrush.

Small pond along the trail

Depending upon how far one goes into the upper meadows, this is about a 4.5 mile hike with around 400 feet of elevation gain. The return trip via Canyon Creek makes a nice loop, even though a portion of the hike is through the B&B Burn of 2003.

Looking towards the viewpoint saddle and Three Fingered Jack

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