Maxwell Butte

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Leader: Mary Holbert
Hike: 9 miles, 2500 ft (Difficult)

It was sunny and hot at Maxwell Butte. Also dusty and littered with windfall in the lower section. Cascades lilies were abundant at the start, phlox and lupine everywhere else. Near the top we saw snow and columbine. Fortunately the views were crisp despite some far off smoke. The perspective on Three Fingered Jack was especially wonderful. Did I mention that it was hot and dusty? The shady sections felt air conditioned; a great contrast. A fun day with great company, flowers and vistas. Ice cream on the way back made for a perfect day.

Members: Holbert, Mary, Jacobsen, Janet, Bennett, Brad, Stockdale, Chris, Schwintzer, Ernst, Whitfield, Nancy. Nonmembers: Woods, Jim.

Brad Bennett locating lakes below Three Fingered Jack—photo by Ernst Schwintzer
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