Then I drove further west to into the Tweedsmuir Provincial Park to the trailhead for the hiking routes into the Rainbow Mountains. It is right at the top of The Hill on Highway 20. The burn there had happened a couple of years ago.
It is some years since I’ve hiked that trail and I remembered a part of it being lush with flowers. They have obviously survived the trauma really well, although they are just about finished now. Here are purple mountain daisies mixed with sitka valerian. These both are common at Nuk Tessli. The elevation of the trailhead is the same as my cabins, but this area receives much more rain and snowfall, and the flowers are twice the size.
There were few fireweed flowers, but the leaves of the plants were already turning colour.
There were still a few painbrushes left, spectacularly red against the burned wood.
Here is an orange false dandelion
And a lovely clump of purple mountain daisies.