Coyote Wall, WA, Thursday, March 21, 2019
Up the Little Maui trail, more up on the Old Ranch Road and Coyote Wall trails, then, down the Little Moab trail, with the early flower suite just opening…(Hike #13, 4 miles, 1100 feet)
Hiking up the waterfalls of the Little Maui trail:
Gold stars and Salt and Pepper (biscuit root) sprinkled across the landscape.
Long banked switchbacks to aid the cyclists
Columbia Desert Parsley guiding the way
Looking up to our cliff-edge destination along Coyote Wall from Old Ranch Road:
Views from the cliff:
We go a little higher
Looking back toward Oregon; Mt Hood a faint wisp on the horizon.
Our highest viewpoint for the day.
Starting down – looking east toward the Columbia Hills and Tom McCall Point.
Gold and Prairie stars, Spring whitlow-grass
Spring whitlow-grass, my pinky for scale
Swales of gold stars and whitlow-grass
Yellow pungent desert parsley
Columbia desert parsley
Salt and pepper, and grass widows all the way down the slope.
Learning the increases and decreases that make brioche knitting look so magical…with a lifeline!
Vintage Prim Hat, pattern by Andrea Mowry.
Garden – the first tulip! and Star Magnolias!
Better late….flowers are opening in the neighborhood:
Our first tulip
I don’t remember the name of these.