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Hikes in Placer Valley, near Alma and in the Mosquito Range of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado by Linda and Bernie Nagy to Identify Wildflowers.

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Hikes in Placer Valley, near Alma and in the Mosquito Range of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado by Linda and Bernie Nagy  to Identify Wildflowers.

In July and August of this year, my husband and I volunteered for the Fairplay Library in Colorado to take groups on wildflower identification and photography hikes. The first hike was up Buckskin Gulch to Kite Lake. Paintbrushes, chiming bells, and mountain parsley were abundant. Around Kite Lake we saw marsh marigolds and alp lilies and many varieties of higher elevation wildflowers.   In August we hosted a group from the Boys and Girls Club. The hike was a path in Placer Valley along the Middle fork of the Platte River. Some stand out wildflowers were sulphur buckwheat, tall chiming...

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South Park, Colorado’s Pennsylvania Mountain, a Treasure Trove for Nature Lovers.

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South Park, Colorado’s Pennsylvania Mountain, a Treasure Trove for Nature Lovers.

      Pennsylvania Mountain, located in the scenic Mosquito Mountain Range, is only short drive from Fairplay. By traveling north on Hwy 9, continuing on County Rd. 14 and on up Mountain View Drive where it dead ends, one arrives at the trail head. From here at 13,006, Pennsylvania Mountain offers  spectacular 360 degree views. The easy to moderate hiking trail leads through a 500+ acre natural area with public land on three sides and the remnants of high altitude gold mining operations in the not far away.  At first one hikes along a well-established trail lined with fir trees...

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