The snow is melting fast and sites are being exposed daily! Right now, sites 1-6 are accessible. There is a fair amount of snow after site 4 so please be careful when you are hiking to sites 5 and 6. Be wary of snow bridges, tree wells and slippery patches. Bring your trekking poles if you have them! There is also a small tree down on the trail between sites 1 and 2.
In addition to a lot of snow (despite it melting fast), this week on the trail you will find a few of our focal species flowering such as Avalanche Lily, Magenta Paintbrush and Western Anemone. The Subalpine Lupine and Sitka Valerian are just starting to appear in some places – but you will likely only see their leaves. You may also see Glacier Lily (which is very similar to Avalanche Lily but yellow), Shooting Star, Scarlet Paintbrush, Pink Mountain Heather, and Fan-Leaf Cinquefoil along your walk. Of course, on the sunny days the views of the mountain are breathtaking!
Thanks to everyone who came to an orientation session! It was great meeting you and getting a sense for your enthusiasm! Your questions, comments and feedback were extremely helpful and are instrumental in improving this program. Thank you.