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Hike in the Clearwater Mountains in the Alaska Range (Day 1 of 4)

By Troutnut on July 6th, 2013
My wife and I took the July 4th weekend to do a 19-mile hike through some pretty, remote country off the Denali Highway in the Alaska Range. Except for the last few hundred yards, the only trails were the ones left by caribou and moose.

Photos by Troutnut from Clearwater Mountains and Clearwater Creek in Alaska

Wild geranium. I'm not sure how to tell which species this is within the genus Geranium, but Geranium erianthum is common in Alaska, so that may be it. From Clearwater Mountains in Alaska.
Wild geranium. I'm not sure how to tell which species this is within the genus Geranium, but Geranium erianthum is common in Alaska, so that may be it.
StateAlaska
Date TakenJul 6, 2013
Date AddedJul 14, 2013
AuthorTroutnut
Beautiful mountain valley where I got my caribou last year. From Clearwater Mountains in Alaska.
Beautiful mountain valley where I got my caribou last year.
StateAlaska
Date TakenJul 6, 2013
Date AddedJul 14, 2013
AuthorTroutnut
Carrying a heavy load. From Clearwater Mountains in Alaska.
Carrying a heavy load.
StateAlaska
Date TakenJul 6, 2013
Date AddedJul 14, 2013
AuthorTroutnut
CameraCanon PowerShot D10
Clearwater Creek meanders in the distance. From Clearwater Creek in Alaska.
Clearwater Creek meanders in the distance.
StateAlaska
Date TakenJul 6, 2013
Date AddedJul 14, 2013
AuthorTroutnut
Panoramic view of the mile-wide shoulder of a tundra ridge with a little valley in the middle. From Clearwater Mountains in Alaska.
Panoramic view of the mile-wide shoulder of a tundra ridge with a little valley in the middle.
StateAlaska
Date TakenJul 6, 2013
Date AddedJul 14, 2013
AuthorTroutnut
Some species of the genus Spiraea, I'm not sure which. From Clearwater Mountains in Alaska.
Some species of the genus Spiraea, I'm not sure which.
StateAlaska
Date TakenJul 6, 2013
Date AddedJul 14, 2013
AuthorTroutnut
Whorled lousewort (Pedicularis verticillata). This might also belong to other Pedicularis species, including sudetica and langsdorfii... I'm just guessing. From Clearwater Mountains in Alaska.
Whorled lousewort (Pedicularis verticillata). This might also belong to other Pedicularis species, including sudetica and langsdorfii... I'm just guessing.
StateAlaska
Date TakenJul 6, 2013
Date AddedJul 14, 2013
AuthorTroutnut
Jacob's ladder (Polemonium). A few different purple species of the genus Polemonium are found in Alaska, and I'm not sure which one this is. From Clearwater Mountains in Alaska.
Jacob's ladder (Polemonium). A few different purple species of the genus Polemonium are found in Alaska, and I'm not sure which one this is.
StateAlaska
Date TakenJul 6, 2013
Date AddedJul 14, 2013
AuthorTroutnut
Looking up toward the pass we had to go through to start our second day hiking. From Clearwater Mountains in Alaska.
Looking up toward the pass we had to go through to start our second day hiking.
StateAlaska
Date TakenJul 6, 2013
Date AddedJul 14, 2013
AuthorTroutnut
Rhodiola integrifolia (King's Crown) From Clearwater Mountains in Alaska.
Rhodiola integrifolia (King's Crown)
StateAlaska
Date TakenJul 6, 2013
Date AddedJul 14, 2013
AuthorTroutnut
Kamchatka lily (Fritillaria camschatcensis), also known as the chocolate lily. From Clearwater Mountains in Alaska.
Kamchatka lily (Fritillaria camschatcensis), also known as the chocolate lily.
StateAlaska
Date TakenJul 6, 2013
Date AddedJul 14, 2013
AuthorTroutnut
My wife bushwhacks through some dwarf birch on our way up into the mountains. There's no trail. From Clearwater Mountains in Alaska.
My wife bushwhacks through some dwarf birch on our way up into the mountains. There's no trail.
StateAlaska
Date TakenJul 6, 2013
Date AddedJul 14, 2013
AuthorTroutnut
Upper Clearwater Creek valley From Clearwater Mountains in Alaska.
Upper Clearwater Creek valley
StateAlaska
Date TakenJul 6, 2013
Date AddedJul 14, 2013
AuthorTroutnut
Rainbow over the Clearwater Creek valley. From Clearwater Mountains in Alaska.
Rainbow over the Clearwater Creek valley.
StateAlaska
Date TakenJul 6, 2013
Date AddedJul 14, 2013
AuthorTroutnut
Valeriana capitata From Clearwater Mountains in Alaska.
Valeriana capitata
StateAlaska
Date TakenJul 6, 2013
Date AddedJul 14, 2013
AuthorTroutnut
Bear flower (Boykinia richardsonii) From Clearwater Mountains in Alaska.
Bear flower (Boykinia richardsonii)
StateAlaska
Date TakenJul 6, 2013
Date AddedJul 14, 2013
AuthorTroutnut

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