Wildflowers near Owl Creek Pass

Yesterday, Loretta and I took the Blazer up to Owl Creek Pass. I wasn’t feeling up to snuff for a motorcycle ride, and perhaps shouldn’t have tried something that made my stuffed ears try to pop, but I can report the road is clear, dry, a bit rutty here and there, but otherwise perfectly passable. We went up toward the West Fork of the Cimarron, but snow quickly blocked our way. We contented ourselves with pictures.

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Here's a nice view of Chimney Peak (left) and Courthouse Rock (right). Double-track trails take off from Stealy Mountain Trailhead that go right up to the base of each.

I took the Chimney Peak photo above from the place where my DeLorme PN-40 GPS finally acquired the satellites. I had my Pentax K-100D. It’s too bulky to carry on the motorcycle, but since we were in the Blazer I grabbed the chance to take a real camera! What a difference between a point and shoot and a DSLR!

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Here's a nice white flower that covers some bushes. The flowers themselves are nearly an inch across.

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Wildflowers come in all shapes and varieties.

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Here's a little white flower that grows close to the ground, with blossoms perhaps a half-inch across.

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Here's a little yellow flower.

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One Response to Wildflowers near Owl Creek Pass

  1. mini mildred says:

    Dave…..Tiny wild flowers are one of life’s exciting pleasures. NICE !

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