This one is crazy and deserving winner of Humor in the Outdoors though it sounds as scary as humorous. As I wrote yesterday, her hair is standing on end because of residual electricity from a lightning strike — yikes! Look at the top of the photo and you can see one of Mt Ellinor's famous mountain goats. I hiked this trail with my dad hoping to see the goats but didn't — I'm determined to photograph them.
On the same trip with my dad an old-timer watched me taking photographs and motioned for me to follow him, which I did. He leaned down and proudly displayed a cluster of Piper's Bellflowers growing nestled against some rocks. This particular flower grows only in the Olympic Mountains and we had fortunate timing to see it in bloom.