In mid-June I was unable to reach the trailhead on the north side of Trapper Creek Wilderness due to deep snow and fallen trees. In early July I returned to the nine square-mile designated wilderness in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
It was a beautiful day with crystal blue skies. I was looking forward to spectacular views of five snow-covered Cascade volcanoes.
I hiked to two interesting destinations – – – 4,200-foot Observation Peak and 4,300-foot Sister Rock.
After reaching the summit of Observation Peak, an old fire lookout site, I spent time photographing the colorful wildflowers in bloom. The open, rocky summit is always a dandy spot for wildflowers. And, I admired the snow-covered jewels of the Pacific Northwest Cascade Mountains.
Next I hiked to neighboring Sister Rock. The bright white plumes of beargrass, and many other wildflowers, added colorful variety along the way.
A wonderful hike of only seven miles.