View from Rough Ridge

The Back Route to Rough Ridge

We hiked up to Rough Ridge the back way (from Wilson’s Creek) yesterday and only saw two other couples on the trail. If you take the shorter, more common hike, be aware that it’s heavily populated.

One fun thing we found right at the trailhead were a series of three pretty little stones that someone had painted and carefully placed. What a great idea! We hoped they’d also be all along the hike, but we only found these three.

We didn’t see any bears this time (yay!), but we did enjoy mountain bluets, painted trillium, dwarf crested iris, sand myrtle, plenty of sunshine, and an incredible view.

Trailhead near Wilson Creek
Tiny me near the trailhead on Wilson Creek
Mountain bluets (Houstonia serpyllifolia)
Mountain bluets (Houstonia serpyllifolia)
View from Rough Ridge
View from Rough Ridge
Lance and Lisa at Rough RIdge
Lance and Lisa at Rough RIdge
Sand myrtle (Kalmia buxifolia)
Sand myrtle (Kalmia buxifolia)
Dwarf crested iris (Iris cristata)
Dwarf crested iris (Iris cristata)
Viaduct from Rough RIdge
Viaduct from Rough RIdge
Painted trillium (Trillium undulatum)
Painted trillium (Trillium undulatum)

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