Wild Columbine Near the Trail

July 21, 2006 at 9:50 am

Well, I finally got all the pictures up from the Thayer Family Vacation (click here!) and also the pictures from our really beautiful hike up North and South Diamond Peaks near Cameron Pass (click here too!).

This is another shot from that hike. The wild columbine is the state flower of Colorado, but it’s also sometimes considered an endangered flower. Supposedly, it’s protected such that it’s illegal to pick wild-growing columbine. I had never seen as many bushes of this flower growing wild on one mountain as we saw on the Diamond Peaks. It was all over the place. And absolutely beautiful.