When hunting wildflowers, the best places are creeks. Lakes are almost as good. Today I found all three.
The trail today was an easy hike up to the Rainbow Lakes area of the Indian Peaks Wilderness at about 10,200 feet. This is a series of small lakes and beaver ponds connected by a small stream that is a tributary of North Boulder Creek.
It was a beautiful clear day in the mountains. The temperature was at least 20 degrees less than the 90s in Boulder.
Entering the Wilderness
One of the Four Rainbow Lakes I Visited Today
Parry Primrose along a Creek
Pollinator at Work
Another Busy Pollinator
A Spotted Coralroot Orchid
A Queen's Crown, Which I Have Never Seen Before
A Purple Fringe, Another Flower That Was New to Me
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