Mushroom Hunting at Wildwood

 October 6, 2007, Wildwood, Multnomah County, OR: Marvin is taking a class in mushroom identification and today featured a field trip to Wildwood Recreation Site, off highway 26, near the community Welches. He invited me to join the group and with permission of the instructor I tagged along. Marvin and …

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Penstemon davidsonii

October 6, 2007: Marvin and I decided we would drive over Lolo Pass and look at the autumn leaves. the road to Lolo Pass exits the north side of US 26 at milepost 42, just across the highway from the ZigZag District Ranger Station. The leaves were gorgeous… brilliant reds, …

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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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The Path to Paradise

August 2, 2007: Mount Rainier National Park: There is more than one path to Paradise and I have a picture to prove it. Marvin, his wife Evelyn, and I chased spring up the hill from Paradise Lodge on a brilliant summer day. We were lucky to find parking within walking …

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Bird Creek Meadows

July 28, 2007, Bird Creek Meadows, Yakama Nation: Near Mount Adams, known as Klickitat to the Yakama Nation, resides one of the most beautiful wildflower habitats in the Northwest. Marvin and I were determined to hike in and see the sights. We have been there before but the trip is …

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