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The Best Alpine Flower Photos of July 2012

Posted by Jane Carswell on Fri, Jul 27, 2012

In honour of the Olympic Games kicking off this weekend in London, the good team at #FriFotos have chosen "The Best" as today's theme for the iconic Twitter photo chat.  While we've been fortunate to host many an Olympic athlete at the CMH lodges over the years and feel we clearly have THE BEST mountain guides in the world on our team, I thought I'd dig out 5 of The Best Alpine Flower Photos from the last month to share today.

The CMH Summer Adventures season has gotten off to a great start and is now almost half over!  We've had wonderful warm temperatures that have given life to the many varieties of wildflowers in the Columbia Mountain Range and the BC Rockies.  Here are a few of those that have bloomed for us so far:

The White Pasqueflower in this photo by Bobbie Burns guide Carl Trescher is maybe one of my favourites because after it blooms it takes on a whole new form known to us as "Hippies on a Stick" as they look like shaggy dudes standing tall in the grasses.

White Pasqueflower

The fragile and beautiful Moss Campion is a tiny collection of these lovely pink blooms.  Guide and Photographer Lyle Grisedale must have a wonderful macro lens as they appear much larger in this photo than they are in real life:

Moss Campion

This beautifully composed photo by Carl Trescher maybe one of my favourite flower shots ever. This very hearty Cinquefoil was found in a nook along the Mt. Nimbus Via Ferrata route.

Snow Cinquefoil

Often confused with moss campion, Purple Saxifrage lives in similar terrain and is proving to be an early-bloomer this year.  Lyle Grisedale captured this small bunch while heli-hiking in the Bugaboos:

Purple Saxifrage

For more great flower photos, and photos of our Summer Adventures, checkout our online photo gallery.  And don't be afraid to tweet or share what you consider to be 'the best' of the collection!

Tags: CMH Summer Adventures, For Fun, Best of, Flowers