Hiking in Washington State – June 2018

Pictures are from a June 2018 hiking trip to explore the waterfalls of Washington State. We started in Portland and crossed into Washington on the Bridge of the Gods. After visiting Beacon Rock State Park, we drove north through Gifford Pinchot National Forest & Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest to Mount Rainier National Park. The day we arrived it was so cloudy/foggy we had to ask someone in the parking lot which direction we  needed to go to find the Paradise Inn; it was less than 100 feet away! We then continued north to Twin Falls Natural Area, Wallace Falls State Park, & Wenatchee National Forest before returning south. We visited 53 waterfalls! Some of the plants we saw are identical to those found here in the NC mountains; some are cousins, in the same genus. Pictures are arranged in the order described above. Plants that are non-native to North America are indicated by an asterisk (*) placed after the species name. Photography by Penny Longhurst. Click on any picture to zoom and enter the slide show.

Reference Sources

NPS – Wildflowers of Mount Rainier

Pacific Northwest Wildflowers

Plants that are non-native to North America are indicated by an asterisk (*) placed after the species name.

Reference Sources

NPS – Wildflowers of Mount Rainier

Pacific Northwest Wildflowers

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