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'2001 APS Meeting Field Trip Suggested Stops' - by Maier, Laura
States or region: WA
Penstemons in the Walla Walla region... Mileage is from Whitman College Depart the parking area on Isaacs. Continue on until just before the freeway on ramp to right at a “Y” onto Mill Creek Road. Continue on this road noting the lunch stop (Rooks Park) on the right. The road becomes gravel as you continue up the canyon. Continue to Forest Road 65 which is a hard right and across a one lane bridge just before you come to a large “Dead End” sign. You can’t get lost now! For lunch at 12:30 pm return over the same route. 1. Puzzling out the Penstemon Stop At 18.5 miles, about a mile beyond the little wooden bridge crossing Mill Creek and below the Nat'l Forest Boundary is a big turnout on the right shoulder. In the rough reddish volcanic rock cliff on the left side, and walk ....- to download, Link Here

'2001 APS Annual Meeting, June 15th to June 17th' - by Wilde, Ellen
States or region: WA OR
About forty-five people gathered early on a clear Friday morning, June 15th, for the first trip into the Blue Mountains of Washington and Oregon, beginning the memorable 2001 American Penstemon Society Annual Meeting. We headed east into the Mill Creek area where a good gravel road took us up to 5500 feet. The first penstemon to greet us was cream-colored P. deustus var. variabilis among the volcanic rocks of a cliff on one side of the road and at its base. We travelled through a mixed conifer forest with many flowering shrubs and deciduous trees edging the road. Common at lower elevations were mock orange, wild roses and elderberry. Pink Clarkia pulchella, yellow sedums and blue Lupinus leucophyllus lined the roadside. Soon the road began climbing and beautiful clumps of ....- to download, Link Here


 

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