Thursday, July 14, 2011
1) Giblin, David and Donovan Tracy. Alpine Flowers of Mt. Rainier. 2011. University of Washington Herbarium, Burke Museum. 1 double-sided map-like sheet. Price: $8.95 U.S.
SUMMARY: This guide is printed on waterproof, tear resistant paper, folds open to two sides of 20" x 26" showing 90 flowers commonly found above the tree line. It's arranged by color for easy identification and brief descriptions highlight interesting facts with close-up photo inserts that show key features. The guide is available at the gift shops and visitor centers in Mt. Rainier National Park as well as some outlets in the Seattle area including the Burke Museum, Metsker Maps, Seattle Audubon Society and Third Place Books.
RECOMMENDATION: Take it along with you on your next hike into the alpine zone of Mt. Rainier!