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Yesterday four women and five dogs set out for Lewis Butte, a popular spring trail near Winthrop. It’s on a south facing slope so the snow melts fast and the wildflowers come early and may not stay long in a dry year. All the dogs, except mine were on best behavior. Well, maybe Trip was ready to help Luna in her quest to scare every bird on the butte. Other than that, it was a good day, topped off with lunch at the Rocking Horse Bakery.

On the way up we were passed by two other women with four dogs! Here are two of their dogs and four of ours

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Boomer stuck around long enough for a better photo before re-joining his group

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A water break for people and dogs

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Juniper takes it all in

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Cassidy wonders why all the paparazzi?

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Three dogs keep an eye out for anything that moves.

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Up the Rendezvous

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We love our mountains here

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One tree on top of Lewis Butte

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It’s quite a view from Pearrygin Lake to Winthrop to Patterson Mountain

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Cassidy has Trip’s tennis ball. Later Luna stole it and eventually hid it.

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Juniper travels a well-trodden trail

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Sulphur lupine

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Lomatium dissectum – Fern-leaved desert parsley

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A vetch

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Lupine – one of my favorites

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4 Comments

  1. Nice. Good photos, good memories.
    Thank you for dragging me along! 🙂

    • You’re welcome. I’m looking forward to you dragging me along on a horse!

  2. Hi Teri. Where does the trail to Lewis Butte start? (Long time lurker…when we can’t make it over to the Methow I can live vicariously through your wonderful pictures.)

    • Thanks Dave. It’s on the Gunn Ranch Road. Park at the Riser Lake parking lot and the trail starts across the road. You need a Discover Pass to park there.


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