As we entered the park the woman at the entrance booth said "You picked a perfect day, blue skies and the flowers are out in force". I was skeptical as we were driving up the mountain and initially I didn't see very many flowers. Then we hit the right elevation and the colors seem to explode! My skepticism was certainly curbed and I was overwhelmed by the beauty and the views.
The meadows were just bursting with color and variety.
And fields of Red Paint Brush and Arctic Lupine
|Common red paintbrush|
It wasn't just the flowers, it was also the views.
Looking down on the Columbia River
and out to the Canadian Rockies beyond.
Next stop- Banff and Jasper National Parks.