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PostSat Apr 17, 2010 6:44 am 
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Silly Traveler and I first hiked the Freund Canyon trail.  Freund Canyon is located a couple miles north of Leavenworth on the Chumstick Highway.  We parked at the lower trailhead, the return leg of the loop, and started the hike by walking the rough road 1.2 miles to the upper trailhead.  The Freund Canyon had some lingering snow on the upper sections when traversing the north side of the ridge.  Silly Traveler was initially leading, but after getting startled by a couple grouse  hairy.gif , she decided, I should be on point  lol.gif .  Quite a variety of flowers are blooming.

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sign
Blue-Anemone-3
Blue-Anemone-3
glacier-lily-1
glacier-lily-1
Trillium
Trillium
western-springbeauty
western-springbeauty
bluebell
bluebell
Fruend-views
Fruend-views

Trip Stats:  7.7 miles with 1725 feet elevation gain.

Freund-Canyon-Route
Freund-Canyon-Route

Next we checked out the Peshastin Pinnacles State Park.  No body was climbing today.  We did a short loop up through the rock formations and back to the parking lot.

balsamroot
balsamroot
peshastin-pinnacles-1
peshastin-pinnacles-1
peshastin-pinnacles-2
peshastin-pinnacles-2
peshastin-pinnacles-3
peshastin-pinnacles-3
peshastin-pinnacles-4
peshastin-pinnacles-4
peshastin-pinnacles-5
peshastin-pinnacles-5

Trip Stats: 1.1 miles with 475 feet elevation gain.

Peshastin-Pinnacles-route
Peshastin-Pinnacles-route

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PostSat Apr 17, 2010 7:07 am 
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Your  blue flower is an Oregon Anemone, Buttercup Family, sometimes known as "windflower".  Mountain Pasqueflower is Anemone occidentalis and is white.  Both are certainly cousins, however, and gorgeous!  With some brief searching, it looks like there is an American Pasqueflower that is a violet/blue color, Anemone patens.  It grows on the prairies in middle America.  Mountain Pasqueflower grows in the Cascades, in damp mountain meadows and blooms just as the snow is leaving.  It's moptop seed heads can be seen in the extensive subalpine gardens into mid and late summer.  And that's probably more information than you needed!!!

Thanks for sharing these springtime photos!

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PostSat Apr 17, 2010 7:26 am 
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up.gif When the wildflowers are peaking Freund has one of the best varieties around. Nice shots.

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PostSat Apr 17, 2010 7:46 am 
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Never heard of Freud Canyon...it looks nice!

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PostSat Apr 17, 2010 7:57 am 
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beautiful!  wildflowers are amazing!

those switchbacks at Peshastin Pinnacles look intimidating! eek.gif

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PostSat Apr 17, 2010 8:16 am 
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Joe wrote:
Silly Traveler was initially leading, but after getting startled by a couple grouse  hairy.gif , she decided, I should be on point  lol.gif .

lol.gif  hockeygrin.gif  clown.gif

TrailPair wrote:
Never heard of Freud Canyon...it looks nice!

wildernessed told me about it  smile.gif

It's a single track mountain bike trail, but we didn't see any bikes today, just a jogger.

bcfc53 wrote:
beautiful!  wildflowers are amazing!

those switchbacks at Peshastin Pinnacles look intimidating! eek.gif

Oh, it's not that steep, just looks scary  hmmm.gif

Some of my pics ~~

hiker on trail
hiker on trail
ponderosa pine
ponderosa pine
balsamroot
balsamroot
lupines
lupines

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PostSat Apr 17, 2010 8:28 am 
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Very nice!  I think I'll go (re)do Freund Canyon this midweek if anyone would like to join me.  Probly Mon-Wed.  I'll wait for the apple blossoms to bloom in the valley for the Pinnacles though.

Say,  ST,  that "hiker on trail" photo is Fruend Canyon correct?

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PostSat Apr 17, 2010 10:04 am 
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Freund canyon is an awesome mountain bike ride. Ran into a bear on that ride also.
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PostSat Apr 17, 2010 1:40 pm 
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Movenhike wrote:
say,  ST,  that "hiker on trail" photo is Fruend Canyon correct?

Yes, that photo is taken on the Freund Canyon trail.

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PostSat Apr 17, 2010 4:33 pm 
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Nice area... I was just up there today on my mountain bike.  I approached from Ranger Road off Ski Hill Drive.  I had to walk the bike through a couple feet of snow at the upper end.  Flowers are definitely shaping up. up.gif
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