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Yvonne

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still a lot of snow on the trails at Mount Saint Helens

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scatman

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I had Grandeur Peak on my calendar this weekend, but it is going to rain, even on Memorial Day, so that became a no go for me. So when I got home from work today, I headed up the Avenue Twin Peaks. I needed something close and short so that I could get home in time to grill some burgers.

We tied a record yesterday here in Salt Lake with 92 degrees. The last time that had happened on May 26th was 1958. Today it had cooled off to 85 ahead of the cool front that will move in tonight.

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Toadflax

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Alfalfa

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I've seen a bunch of ladybugs this spring. Last year it was rattlesnakes, this year ladybugs.

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A dyer's woad view of the south peak

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Hawksbeard

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The arrowleaf balsamroot was beginning to dry out

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Except for those plants that grew in the shade of the gamble oak that is.

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Hillside of balsmaroot

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Mule ears beginning to bloom

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On the north summit

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Numerous paintbrush on the southern summit

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Phlox on the south summit

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A fly that looks eerily like a bumble bee.

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On one of Katie's hiking poles

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Death camas

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Lupine

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Heading back home

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Phlox

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More death camas

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Yarrow

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Ladybug

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Mountain pepperweed

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Starting to drizzle at the end.
 
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Rockskipper

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There have been rumors and stories worldwide for centuries about ladybugs, but we here in the US have been sheltered from the truth because of all the cute stories about them in children's books that would have to be retracted and it would also be traumatic for the kids. So, we all think ladybugs are harmless and even let them ride on our hands and such. Kids even dress as ladybugs for Halloween and birthday parties. If one knew the tragedies caused...oh, the humanity! (to quote the reporter at the demise of the Hindenburg, which was actually caused by ladybugs, who are known in some cultures as firebugs and are also suspected of causing forest fires).

We have a complete lack of knowledge because of this sheltering, so the best advice is to just be careful out there at all times.
 
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b.stark

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Here's what I've been mostly up to. Lots of cycling. This was at a 100 mile bike event near Gering, NE. I dropped out at mile 67. Due to my rotating shift I was running on way too little sleep and I think that caught up with me. When the picture was taken I was still doing OK though.

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TractorDoc

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Full disclosure, I had to condense the scale a bit to fit the Jeep. Here is the original picture. . . the Grizz is quite a bit farther out. . . perhaps was maybe not even within eyesight in real life. :)

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I have no doubt though that if the Grizzly Bear was there @scatman would be in the exact same position! :lol:
 

scatman

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Full disclosure, I had to condense the scale a bit to fit the Jeep. Here is the original picture. . . the Grizz is quite a bit farther out. . . perhaps was maybe not even within eyesight in real life. :)

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I have no doubt though that if the Grizzly Bear was there @scatman would be in the exact same position! :lol:

I can't believe that you didn't get the bear in this shot! I may have to send you @Rockskipper's Photography 101 class. Rule number 1 - always include the bear! :D
 

Rockskipper

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Poor ole Ephraim. Deep inside, he was gentle and kind, and misunderstood.

Has anyone ever tried bagpipes on a bear? And does your camera have some kind of laser gun?

There was an old bear named Ephraim,
Who scuttled with one mean Scottish mun,
The Scots mun won, that sunuvvagun,
Cause he lifted his kilt and made Ephraim run.
 
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