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Where the Wildflowers Grow

Yellow are Balsamroot, purple are Lupine, and white are Phlox
Location: Horse Lake Reserve in Wenatchee, WA
Date Hiked: Saturday May 13, 2017
Miles hiked: Less than 5 miles
Difficulty: Easy

This past weekend, I left the planning to Katherine and she brought us out to Wenatchee to chase Lupine, Balsamroot, Phlox, Brodiaea, and a handful of other wildflowers we couldn't name. Cody and I were looking for a mellow weekend since we are leaving for a big trip in a week, and so a romp in the foothills of Wenatchee sounded perfect to us! The drive time R/T was 6 hours, so we still had a pretty long day, but at least it wasn't too strenuous.

We left Seattle around 8 am and got to the trailhead around 11 am, the last 3 miles of the drive is dirt road, which is suitable for small cars, just drive slow lol. I have always found land trusts to be special places, and Horse Lake Reserve is actually located on the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust, meaning it's protected land. When we hit the tra…