Forest Road Hike

Hike Distance: 8.5 miles      Yearly Hike Distance: 822.1 miles

Elevation Gain: 934 feet      Yearly Elevation Gain: 107180 feet

It was a bit cool and windy when I started hiking but quickly turned warmer and made for a pleasant time!  Most of the hike was under the canopy but there were several clearings with some views.

I was so excited to see so many Iris blooms when in the open! 🙂  Many clumps of flowers made for such a beautiful display.  I especially love the lavender and purple colors of these flowers!  Unfortunately, there are also a huge number of Scotch Broom bushes that were blooming.  Their brights yellow flowers are quite nice but they are an invasive plant and are taking over all the sunny, and mildly shaded, areas all over the Pacific Northwest. 😦

A very nice day to be outside in the fresh air!

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