Gomphus kauffmanii

August 28, 2007: Cone Mountain, Linn County, OR: Marvin and I were saying farewell to spring. We drove to the parking lot at the base of Iron Mountain and took the Cone Mountain trail. It was a warm late summer day on the calendar but at this elevation spring starts …

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Parnassia fimbriata (Grass of Parnassus)

August 22, 2007: Round Lake, Marion County, OR: On a spur of the moment Chris and I decided to take a drive into the mountains and check out a seep where we go occasionally to look at wildflowers. This is late in the season so we didn’t expect to find …

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Slide Lake, Lake County, OR

August 16, 2007: Slide Lake, Lake County, OR: Slide Lake is located near Slide Mountain at the south end of Winter Rim in the Fremont National Forest. It’s a small lake, I doubt it covers an acre, and shallow with bull rush covering one end. In a few more years …

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Hawk Valley, Harney County, OR

August 15, 2007: Hawk Valley, Harney County, OR: Having successfully negotiated the descent of the “hill climb” and intersected with the Long Draw road, Chris and I proceeded NW toward Hawk Valley. Hawk Valley, Hawk Mountain, Hawksey Walksy Lake… what were they thinking? Once in Hawk Valley you might notice …

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Oregon End Table, Harney County, OR

August 15, 2007: Oregon End Table, Harney County, OR: We are headed due south on Rincon Creek road. Instead of driving into Nevada to connect with US 140 then exiting to the north on Long Draw road we elected to use a shortcut, one of those thin red line roads, …

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