Jefferson Park in August


Alpine meadows, colorful wildflowers, lakes with crystal-clear water, blue grouse with their young and a glacier-etched peak rising over the scene.

Storm clouds highlighted the sharp contrasts in the enchanting portrait before my eyes.

Jefferson Park draws me back again and again. And I’m always rewarded with one of the finest hiking destinations in the Pacific Northwest.

Summit of Mt. Jefferson

Summit of Mt. Jefferson

A bug on a leaf

A Robber Fly on a leaf

Colorful alpine wildflowers

Colorful alpine wildflowers

Blue Grouse

Blue Grouse

Reflections in an alpine pond

Reflections in an alpine pond

Monkey Flower

Monkey Flower

Russell Lake

Russell Lake

Gentian (one of the few blue flowers in the world)

Gentian (one of the few blue flowers in the world)

Small glacier on Mt. Jeffererson

Small glacier on Mt. Jeffererson

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2 comments

  1. Very nice details.

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