A Late June Hike to Phlox Point


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Hardy Ridge

Phlox Point is the summit of Hardy Ridge, one of the best destinations for a hike close to the Portland area.

On this day it should have been called Wildflower Ridge. Honeysuckle bushes were covered with bright orange flowers on the upper ridge.

Tiger lilies, orange columbine, nodding onion, penstemon, larkspur and daises added to the colorful motif.

The eight-mile hike was a delight. Throw in 2,400 feet of elevation gain and the hike makes for some good exercise too.

Add this outing to your list of hiking favorites.

Columbia River from Hardy Ridge

Thimbleberry (1,500 feet higher they were still in bloom)

Hiker on last ascent to Phlox Point

Snowberry Checkerspot Butterfly

Mt. Hood from Phlox Point

Field of wildflowers

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 comments

  1. Love those views. Puts the world in perspective. The Snowberry Checkerspot Butterfly is an added bonus. 🙂

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