Hiking Mineral King – A Loop

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in Mineral King, Photography | 2 Comments

Trail Guy prefers to loop hikes to up-and-backs on the same trail. While I was reuniting with Redwood High School Class of ’77, he was making a loop from White Chief over to the Farewell Canyon and up into Farewell Gap. Here are his photos.

I think these pure yellow columbine are called “Sierra Columbine”.

These 2-colored Columbine might be called “Alpine Columbine”. It all depends on which wildflower book one refers to.

The elusive and rare “Sky Pilot” can almost always be found on Farewell Gap in July.


  1. Cheryl Barker
    August 3, 2017

    Jana, loved scrolling down looking at all your hiking pics featuring your beautiful mountains and wildflowers. We were lucky enough to vacation in Colorado with friends in July so I got to enjoy gorgeous mountains and wildflowers this summer too. We also had a family wedding and then spent several days together for some special reunion time that we haven’t all enjoyed together in nearly four years. So a very busy but good month last month. Hope you continue to have some wonderful adventures this summer!

    • cabinart
      August 6, 2017

      Cheryl, there is a blue columbine that might be the state flower of Colorado – I would LOVE to see that one! Thanks for checking in – sounds as if you had a similar July to mine!