Friday, April 8, 2016

Western Fairy Slippers near Mount Hood

We were in the area of Mount Hood doing some hiking and sight-seeing and found a few Western Fairy Slippers on one of the hikes.  They appeared to be just starting to bloom there at lower elevations and there were not many of them.  The Western Fairy Slipper, as we've noted before, is found only west of the Rockies and especially in the Cascades of Washington, Oregon and California.  Its mahogany lip markings and white beard are distinctive.


  1. Hi Ron, Greetings from Tasmania, Australia. Love your pictures - the fairy slippers are beautiful. Just wanted your advice for a trip in a couple of months time. I'm a keen photographer of native orchids here in Tassie (we have about 220 species) and wanted to make the most of my trip for a couple of days to Port Angeles in late June. I was planning on doing what was suggested by Paul Martin Brown in his book - one day going up Hurricane Ridge but not sure what to do for my second day. Any advice appreciated! If you wanted to continue the conversation on email rather than blogpost my address is All the best, Keith

    1. Hi Keith,

      I've emailed you a reply. If you don't get it let me know.