The hikers to Croteau Lake yesterday enjoyed good weather, great views & interesting flowers.
At a rest stop near Lady Lake we found Davidson’s penstemon in the rocky area.
At Croteau Lake, we climbed up a small rocky outcrop for a panoramic view of the mountains to the southwest: Castlecrag, Mt Albert Edward, Mt Regan, Jutland Mountain, and Mt Alexandra.
To the north was a view of the Mount Washington ski hill with bunches of spreading phlox in the foreground.
At the peak of Albert Edward we thought we saw hikers! but it may have just been the rock cairn on top.
On the way back, at ‘Brooks Pond’, was an abundance of common butterwort, with the purple flowers contrasting with the lime-green leaves.