Lacamas Park Hike

Hike Distance: 6.1 miles      Yearly Hike Distance: 747.0 miles

Elevation Gain: 935 feet      Yearly Elevation Gain: 89842 feet

I keep trying to reach Woodburn Falls but never seem to get there.  So the first thing I did was to head out that way to finally visit this beautiful place.  There was a huge amount of brush and plants draped across the trail and I spent some time clearing it.  I stood for a while being mesmerized by the sight and sound of the falls.

I also went to the Natural Area to see if any Camas Lilies were blooming.   It was long past any blooming and most had gone to seed.  However, there were a few pockets of Camas Lilies still blooming, and they were fantastic!  Such a small and delicate flower with amazing color!

There were other beautiful flowers on display but I only know the name of the tall slender Lupine.  I personally have a tough time taking compelling scenic pictures of flowers, for some reason.  I think that being low to the ground is a challenge to my photographic composition skills.

I didn’t expect much rain but it came down pretty hard for a while.  I had to stop and put on my rain gear, but forgot my hat.  ugh.  My rain jacket hood works okay, and did the job, but isn’t optimal.  I couldn’t use my Sony RX100 for fear that it would get wet and damaged, so all my photos were from my Samsung phone.

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