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Wildflower Walk: Orchids on Weston Mountain

Early summer in a mixed conifer forest, deep in humus and carefully protected for your viewing pleasure. Striped, spotted, hooded, phantom orchids, ladyslippers and rattlesnake plantains - common orchid names you can practice matching up with Calyso bulbosa, Spiranthes romanzoffiana, Corallorrhiza mertensiana and Cephalanthera austiniae. Trip Leader: Howard Beuhler

Walla Walla subchapter: Meet on Whitman Campus in Walla Walla at Harper Joy Theater parking lot. Trips out of Dayton will meet at railroad ‘Depot’ in Dayton 50 minutes after Walla Walla time. Carpooling arrangements will be made at meeting places and times.  Return time is usually late afternoon. Bring walking stick, tick repellant, hat, lunch, water and a few dollars for driver. Dress appropriately in sturdy walking shoes or boots and, depending on terrain, long pants. Guests are welcome. Email contact/leader person if you have questions about difficulty, length or trailhead. General questions about the hikes can be directed to Darcy Dauble Unless otherwise noted, these hikes are mostly level and leisurely in pace.