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PostThu May 11, 2023 4:13 pm 
Hike up the closed portion of the Dosewallips Road to just before the national park boundary. The river was quite full of water. There were a number of flowers in bloom and I discovered that Vine Maples have an interesting flower. Saw a few overnight hikers heading to the old car campground for the night. Had a good walk and not much else to say, except: enjoy the flower pictures! winksmile.gif
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PostFri May 12, 2023 3:50 pm 
Beautiful photos Hesman! How bikeable do you think it is to the NP boundary, lots of blowdown?

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PostFri May 12, 2023 4:39 pm 
Meck! Itís very bikeable, not a single tree across the road. Though there is one spot about half a mile up the road from the Elkhorn campground where small trees along the road havenít had their limbs trimmed in a long time and the path through was not straight so there were blind corners. So coming down the road at a good clip, you would not see someone coming the other way. Just a fyi.

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PostFri May 12, 2023 4:57 pm 
So beautiful @Hesman! Those flower shots are amazing and dreamy! wub.gif

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PostSat May 27, 2023 5:07 pm 
Were the rhodies in bloom yet, Hesman? I've done that walk and part way up the Lake Constance trail 7-10 days later in the month. I didn't see all those lovely small flowers (past bloom?) but the rhodies were gorgeous. I discovered how "ballerina-like" and delicate native rhodies look in their natural habitat, compared to cultivars in the city which I often refer to as "le blobs". You see so much more now that the road is closed - a compensation, I guess, for the longer access to where you want to go - especially Constance.

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PostSat May 27, 2023 5:46 pm 
The rhododendrons were not in bloom when I went.

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PostSun May 28, 2023 8:32 am 
The rhodies are probably blooming now. Certainly are at lower elevations.

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PostSun May 28, 2023 9:39 am 
I went up to Goat Lake on the peninsula yesterday and did see a handful of them but they are largely still green buds. Also the Little Quilcene trail remains the best Rhodie show I've ever seen. Near the bottom third, I recall you're in a tunnel of them for like a half mile or more. Awesome.

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PostSun May 28, 2023 12:13 pm 
The Tubal Cain trail is like that too. I would guesstimate itís about a mile of rhodies. I have a native rhododendron in my yard that I planted several years ago and this year was the first time it bloomed. Itís been blooming for about two weeks now.

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PostWed May 31, 2023 9:57 am 
Sweet collection of flowers, Hes!

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