Now at last I found groups of common red paintbrush on the North Pass Meadows.
A hoary marmot made his presence known. They are normally common in the alpine but I have heard very few this year. Probably the extra weeks that they were forced to stay hibernating took its toll.
A last look at the flowers and the mountains….
The high valley behind is Gentian Valley, named by me because of a rare (for Canada) gentian. I hope to get up there before I leave Nuk Tessli this year.
I took a different route on the way home. It was muggy and hot and windless.
Badger was glad to get to the beach on my lake and have a swim.
It was a relief to get into the open water where the wind blew away the flies.