A relatively cool day with a light breeze made this a pleasant hike. We crossed two small patches of snow on the north side of Iron Mountain and a few blow-downs that were easy to get across. Wildflowers galore - an amazing variety of species and colors. We kept to a moderate pace and there were many stops along the trail for photography, rest and water. After a steep climb to the summit we enjoyed lunch in the sunshine and great views of the snow covered Sisters. Then we hiked down through shady groves to the trail head parking.Members: Tom Rundle, Joel Greer, Esme Greer, Jacquie Fern, Diantha Hull, David Lodeesen, Jack Loe, Emily Rice. Nonmembers: Heidi Zola, Suzanne Schultz.
Our destination: Iron Mountain in the distance with about 3 more miles of trail to the summit.—photo by David Lodeesen
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