Whiskey Dick Mountain loop

As it rained in the Cascades we hiked in the sun in the Whiskey Dick Mountain area on a collection of gravel roads, trail, and cross-country. There were almost no trees unless you count forests of wonderful smelling sage brush, some were taller than I am. There were scattered patches of flowers, the most beautiful were the hedgehog cactus and the cheerful, yellow flowers whose name I don't know. The "trail" up the Whiskey Dick Creek valley seemed hardly more than a game path, but the terrain is so open that you hardly need a trail. All in all a nice change from the Cascades.

We encountered a couple ticks.

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