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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-04-25 13:54
Subject: [photos] Hiking Dog Mountain
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Tags:flowers, oregon, personal, photos, washington
This morning, tillyjane and I set out to hike Dog Mountain, on the Washington side of the Columbia Gorge. The wildflowers are just starting to come in over there, and we hoped to see some nature.

Unfortunately, what we mostly saw was chilly overcast and winds of 30-40 mph howling through the trees. We walked about 90 minutes up, but the steep trail and lousy conditions were discouraging, so we turned back without summiting. Still, it was a great walk with some lovely scenery.

The trail and some views.

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Mount Defiance, on the Oregon side.

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Looking west along the Columbia Gorge, Wind Mountain to the right.

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More of the trail at this Flickr set

Some flowers and trees.

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More flowers at this Flickr set


Originally published at jlake.com.

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Kelly Green
User: saycestsay
Date: 2009-04-25 22:20 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Was that an orchid? Bloody gorgeous.

Looks cold, though.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-04-25 22:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
tillyjane thought it was an orchid, yes. And cold, yes. :\
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User: tillyjane
Date: 2009-04-26 13:31 (UTC)
Subject: that brown flower
I looked it up in my Jolley, I now think its a chocolate lily. There are, however, several varieties of orchid in the gorge.
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Kelly Green
User: saycestsay
Date: 2009-04-26 14:58 (UTC)
Subject: Re: that brown flower
I like lilies better :). We have tons of daffodils around here (Long Island Sound) and the occasional swan. No lilies yet.
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