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I left my heart on Park Butte

Itís not completely obvious, but Pocket Lake appears to me to have a slight heart shape.

Schreiberís Meadow has more trees and huckleberries than grass. I would assume that itís a natural progression. Who cares when Iím eating ripe huckleberries? I can shoot wildflowers, but they donít fill my stomach.

Up higher Morovitz Meadow has lots of flowers. Itís mostly heather. There are a few others thrown in here and there, but heather by far dominates the area.

Iíve seen lots of fantastic photographs taken from Park Butte, and especially from the tarns below looking toward Mount Baker. It wasnít to be on this day. The mountain was hiding behind the clouds. The whole sky was cloudy for the majority of the day. So the day was a bit of a wash photographically speaking. As for hiking, the cooler weather was definitely appreciated.

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Karen Moen17-Sep-2014 01:17
A beautiful setting. I can visualize a glacier carving out that small lake, Voted.
Judi Hastings17-Aug-2014 16:28
This is gorgeous! The wildflowers and a touch of snow still. The pocket lake does have the shape of a heart! Nice find!
Jim Stiles07-Aug-2014 13:33
Although Baker was hidden I definitely would say the day was not a wash photographically... this is gorgeous! Is that Ross lake in the upper left side? Or perhaps Baker Lake???
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)07-Aug-2014 13:23
Molto bella questa foto,Robert! V
Jim Coffman07-Aug-2014 13:22
A wonderful capture of this beautiful area,Robert..