Late Summer Wildflowers // Mt. Jefferson’s North Slope
A few late summer flowers we came across on our Park Ridge Trail hike in the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness this past weekend. The weekend before, we hiked into the same wilderness, but from the south side of Mt. Jefferson.
The differences in terrain and flora between the two sides is pretty amazing. The north side was a lot drier, but wildflowers still had their place among the rocky landscape. Lots of paintbrush, aster, stonecrop, gentian, and many others (including lots of amanita mushrooms.)