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This page begins at 3:10 AM on May 24th when we got up to pee at our Twelvemile Summit camping spot and saw an incredibly beautiful sky.  Later on we proceeded towards Eagle Summit and stopped at a place where we know that one of our favorite flowers grows.  We did not know whether we would find it in bloom, but we were hoping that it would be (it was).  After we finished up there we continued on to and past Eagle Summit to a spot which we call Underwear Turnout, hiked around for a while and then it was looking like rain, so we headed for home. By the way, it did start raining, just a few minutes later - we left at the perfect time.  Click on any thumbnail to begin.

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  As you probably remember from Page 4, we camped in our pickup topper at Twelvemile Summit. When we woke up at about 3:00 AM to pee the sky was quite beautiful, as can be seen in the first two photos in this row. The third shot shows a Mountain azalea (Kalmia procumbens).
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  We continued up towards Eagle Summit from Twelvemile Summit and now we are at the next spot where we know that the Alaska Blue Anemone (Anemone multiceps) can be found. The first shot in this row shows a plant and the third shot shows one in bloom. The center shot is another photo of Mountain azalea (Kalmia procumbens). By the way, the wind was blowing like a banshee, so it was extremely difficult to get good photos on this day - we deleted well over 50% of the photos we shot due to the blurriness caused by the wind blowing the flowers - and we were using shutter speeds of 1/400th of a second!
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  In first position in this row is an example of Woolly lousewort (Pedicularis lanata), and then a Woolly lousewort (Pedicularis lanata) with an Alaska Blue Anemone (Anemone multiceps) at the base of it. The third shot is a great one of Alaska Blue Anemone (Anemone multiceps).
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  These three shots all show Alaska Blue Anemone (Anemone multiceps).
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  And here are three additional shots of Alaska Blue Anemone (Anemone multiceps).
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  And another three shots of Alaska Blue Anemone (Anemone multiceps). In the third shot please note that you can see down into that one bud which is opening.
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  Here are three more shots of this very special flower of the Alaska Blue Anemone (Anemone multiceps).
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  These three shots are nearly the final ones of the Alaska Blue Anemone (Anemone multiceps).
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  The first and third shots in this row show a beautiful Woolly lousewort (Pedicularis lanata). The center photo is of a Purple oxytrope (Oxytropis nigrescens var. nigrescens).
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  These are the final two shots of the Alaska Blue Anemone (Anemone multiceps). Hopefully we can find them again next year.
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  These two photos were taken to show this interesting lichen - it's obviously a very different lichen on each of the two rocks.
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  Now we have driven up to Eagle Summit and beyond it by a couple of miles, to a wide spot in the highway which we call Underwear Turnout, because the first time we stopped here we stepped off the road and found a pair of underwear lying there. We are now hiking north of the Steese Highway, in search of more of the Alaska Blue Anemone (Anemone multiceps). No, we did not find any here.
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  These three shots all show snow and scenery as we hiked from the Underwear Turnout Area.
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  The first shot in this final row shows an unnamed mountain in the distance. The second shot was taken while we were driving back to Eagle Summit and it shows some snow removal work along the highway. That's all for this month, though there was another weekend of adventuring, those shots will have to wait for next month to display.
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