Mount Wire - April 30, 2022

scatman

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On my dad's 90th birthday, I hiked to the top of Mount Wire today. This report is actually for @TractorDoc. No need to put it on the slide show, as everyone has seen this route multiple time from me now.

I should say that the lower foothills were popping with wildflowers today. It's always special to hike in the spring when the wildflowers begin to bloom in earnest.

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Arrowleafed balsamroot was prevalent today, in the lower foothills
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Phlox too.
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A few bluebells along the trail
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Western waterleaf
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View to the south from the trail
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Cryptantha
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Mount Wire Trail
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Ladybug
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Stickseed
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Red Butte Canyon
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Lookout Peak at the head of the canyon
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Mules ear coming up
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Paraglider in action
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My boots from the Gila River Trip :thumbsup:
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My favorite Mountain Mahogany
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Glacier Lily
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The old beacon at the summit
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Yours truly. :)
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BCP welcome to all. Could you sense this @Rockskipper ? :)
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Another shot of the beacon
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Western Wallflower
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More Wasatch Front
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Cedar
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Arrowleaf Balsamroot
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Milkvetch
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Utah Serviceberry
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More balsamroot
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Oregon Grape
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George's Hollow
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More vetch
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More balsamroot
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Back to the Jeep.
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And to finish off my Big Bad Baptist Rare Release Series for my Saturday night beer.


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I DID sense the BCP salute, Scatster. I was out hiking with my dogs and this shockwave hit me, almost knocked me down. I was thinking maybe an earthquake, but then I realized it had to be that someone was doing the BCP salute somewhere. I did the salute back, but I think by then you were too busy drinking chocolate mint to notice.

ETA: That picture of you doing the salute should be the banner photo for this forum. Love the kilt, but you need a pink hat.
 
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On my dad's 90th birthday, I hiked to the top of Mount Wire today. This report is actually for @TractorDoc. No need to put it on the slide show, as everyone has seen this route multiple time from me now.

I should say that the lower foothills were popping with wildflowers today. It's always special to hike in the spring when the wildflowers begin to bloom in earnest.

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Arrowleafed balsamroot was prevalent today, in the lower foothills
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Phlox too.
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A few bluebells along the trail
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Western waterleaf
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View to the south from the trail
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Cryptantha
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Mount Wire Trail
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Ladybug
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Stickseed
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Red Butte Canyon
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Lookout Peak at the head of the canyon
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Mules ear coming up
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Paraglider in action
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My boots from the Gila River Trip :thumbsup:
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My favorite Mountain Mahogany
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Glacier Lily
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The old beacon at the summit
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Yours truly. :)
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BCP welcome to all. Could you sense this @Rockskipper ? :)
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Another shot of the beacon
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Western Wallflower
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More Wasatch Front
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Cedar
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Arrowleaf Balsamroot
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Milkvetch
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Utah Serviceberry
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More balsamroot
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Oregon Grape
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George's Hollow
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More vetch
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More balsamroot
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Back to the Jeep.
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And to finish off my Big Bad Baptist Rare Release Series for my Saturday night beer.


The End.
I loved all th little splashes of color…you stole my pink kilt idea! Happy Belated Birthday to your dad.
 

scatman

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I DID sense the BCP salute, Scatster. I was out hiking with my dogs and this shockwave hit me, almost knocked me down. I was thinking maybe an earthquake, but then I realized it had to be that someone was doing the BCP salute somewhere. I did the salute back, but I think by then you were too busy drinking chocolate mint to notice.

ETA: That picture of you doing the salute should be the banner photo for this forum. Love the kilt, but you need a pink hat.

I just thought that was the chocolate mint stout disagreeing with my stomach. :) I need to do a better job of distinguishing the two.

My hat was pink - a dark pink I guess. It matched the dark pink patches on the kilt. I think. :thinking: This shot might show it a little bit better.

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