Mount Helena in the Rain--May 19, 2012


It was a steady drizzle and rain most of the way to the top, but Kathy M, Brenda, Jenn, Roni, Lisa, Toni, Jeanne, Catherine and Katie made it to the top, despite some slippery rocks and dreary skies. The views of the city were still good if a bit misty. And the wildflowers put on a show! We spotted well over 20 flowers on the hike from purple pasque flowers to yellow arrowleaf balsamroot.
Even though we missed the turn for the Lime Kiln Gulch, we still had a great time on the Power Line tail or the other half taking the old 1906 and backside trail down the mountain.

A lovely brunch at the Mediterranean Grill and a bit of shopping on Last Chance Gulch rounded out the day.

Here is a link to Katie's pictures.
Link to Kathy's pics

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