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This page continues July 19th at 9:39 AM from Page 4.  We did quite a long hike on this date, up what is called the Craigie Creek Trail, obviously in the Craigie Creek Valley.  We were very pleased with what we captured digitally on this date.  The final row shows the only two photos from July 20th, which was driving home day in the rain.  We felt so fortunate that we had pretty much a rain free vacation until this final day.  Click on any thumbnail to begin.

July 19th Continues from Page 4 (at 9:39 AM)
  Keep in mind that we are still hiking up the Craigie Creek Trail towards the headwaters of Craigie Creek and that it's still quite early in the day. In this row are three more photos of the amazingly fragrant White Bog Orchid (Platanthera dilatata).
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  In first position in this row is a photo of another Northern Green Orchid (Platanthera hyperborea). In second and third positions are shots of a very bright red Fireleaf Leptarrhena (Leptarrhena pyrolifolia). WOW!
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  In first position in this row is the most brilliant red Fireleaf Leptarrhena (Leptarrhena pyrolifolia). In second position is a shot which shows both Northern Green Orchid and White Bog Orchid (Platanthera hyperborea and Platanthera dilatata), and in third position is our first sighting of the Chocolate Lily (Fritillaria camschatcensis), another plant which we were specifically searching for in this location. Will we find any more of them?
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  In first and third positions in this row are shots of the Alaska Violet (Viola langsdorffii) and sandwiched between them is another shot of Star Gentian (Swertia perennis).
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  In first position in this row is another shot of a patch of the Northern Green Orchid (Platanthera hyperborea). In second position is a photo which shows a great patch of the White Bog Orchid (Platanthera dilatata), and in third position is a photo of Broad Petaled Gentian (Gentiana platypetala), something which Kazuya did not expect to find here. This was the only tiny patch of it we found.
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  Here are three more shots of the Broad Petaled Gentian (Gentiana platypetala) which we found here. It would have been nice if we could have found one with an open flower, but we were fortunate to even find this species here, it is more common down near Juneau.
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  Here is one final photo of the only Broad Petaled Gentian (Gentiana platypetala) which we found. In second position is a specimen of Alaska Iris (Iris setosa) and then in third position is a second shot of the Chocolate Lily (Fritillaria camschatcensis). This is the first time and place we have found this species in Alaska, so there are going to be several photos of it. Be prepared!
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  Here are three more photos of the Chocolate Lily (Fritillaria camschatcensis).
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  And here are an additional three shots of the Chocolate Lily (Fritillaria camschatcensis).
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  In first position in this row is a scenery shot looking up towards the head of the canyon. In second and third positions are more shots of the Chocolate Lily (Fritillaria camschatcensis).
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  Here are two more shots of the Chocolate Lily (Fritillaria camschatcensis) and then a scenery shot with Daniel saying something and gesturing.
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  Here are two more shots of the Chocolate Lily (Fritillaria camschatcensis). In the center is a shot of the canyon wall on our left side as we ascended the creek.
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  Here are three 2-shot panoramic images. The first two are looking up towards the head of the canyon and the third shot is looking across the valley up near the old gold mines which are close to the head of the canyon.
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  Now we have reached the top-most part of the canyon which we hiked to - this is an old terminal moraine with a large amount of huge boulders strewn across the valley floor. The first shot shows Kazuya, the center shot was taken while looking back down the valley and the third shot shows Daniel.
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  Now we are headed back to the starting point, and here are two final shots of the Chocolate Lily (Fritillaria camschatcensis).
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  In first position here is a final shot which was taken as we hiked back along the Craigie Creek Trail to our pickup truck. The second and third shots were taken as we drove back up the mountain towards Hatcher Pass for a final night in our Topper Motel near there.
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  The first image here is a 3-shot panorama which shows the Independence Mine State Historical Park, near Hatcher Pass. The second shot shows the same basic area, but from quite a bit farther away from it.
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End July 19th, Begin July 20th
  Now it's July 20th and we are headed for home after 6 days and 5 nights on the road and staying in our "Topper Motel". It rained pretty much the entire trip home, surely a great day to be headed back for home.
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