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Friends of the Columbia Gorge
Flower Frenzy Challenge 2013!
March 1 to July 31, 2013
What a great reason to get boots on the trails, and experience the spring and early summer in our beautiful Columbia Gorge! Every year, I intend to get out to Dog Mountain in the spring, and every year, I miss the window. Rain or shine, I am going this weekend – mark it.
Friends Of The Columbia Gorge has put together a treasure hunt of 25 beautiful flowers that appear briefly in the Gorge in the spring and early summer, and the challenge is to get out there and find as many as you can, with the shyer of the bunch being worth more points. There are prizes, although I would suggest the treasure, in this case, is in the finding more than the winning :). The log has great information on each flower, like:
Register at www.gorgefriends.org/flowerfrenzy , print out your log, and go find some beauty you haven’t seen before. Even if you’re not going to play this time, become a member! Memberships start at 35.00, which is a killer deal and gives you access to great inside information and resources. I also see that if you register now, you get a free copy of Ross Jolley’s “Wildflowers Of The Columbia Gorge”!
Some of the early ones will be disappearing soon (or you’ll have to hike up higher to find them), so start this weekend and I’ll see you on the other side of a cluster of Dutchman’s Breeches!