National Park California
July 06, 2013
A walk to Lukens Lake from White Wolf these days presents you with a panorama of colors that only deepen with your continued observation. Don't be distracted by the meadows bubbling with Jeffrey's Shooting Stars leaning and bending in every direction or the towering Mountain Bluebells (Mertensia ciliata) overtaking certain sections of the trail. Take a closer look on your hands and knees at the 4 different species (and colors) of little violets blooming or the herds of pink elephants (Elephant's Head - Pedicularis groenlandica) gathering higher up above the ground in a few special places. Don't miss the Green Rein Orchids (Platanthera sparsiflora) as you bound along the trail towards the glowing Sierra Butterweed (Senecio scorzonella).
These photographs taken between June 9 and June 26, 2013 show a selection of colors lurking on the trail to Lukens Lake over the past few weeks...
(from top-left to bottom-right)
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