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06/07/08 - Elwha Update

We were on the Elwha trail the other day and took a couple of pictures. There isn't much to report. There is lots of water in the streams, and there is still snow on the mountains.

UPDATE - 6/15/08 - On the way back from our hike we noticed something unusual: a small patch of rock larkspur growing in a cliff face along the side of the road. Rock larkspur is an alpine plant, and we had never seen it growing so close to sea level. Together with our earlier sighting of glacier lilies on the Whisky Bend Trail, it suggests that this year's prolonged, cool spring may have roused plants that usually lie dormant.

Keywords: elwha, kale