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Wildflower Walks: 4th of July Lake
July 14 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pmFree
On this relatively short, high elevation hike to 4th of July Lake in the White Cloud Mountains, participants will truly experience Idaho’s spectacular mountain flora. Expect to see 30 species of wildflowers, including sego lily, penstemons, marsh marigold, elephant head, bistort, shooting star, mountain gentian, and more.
Wildflower Walks are free and happen rain or shine. Bring appropriate outerwear, sturdy walking shoes, water, sunscreen, hat and lunch. Some walks are appropriate for children age 7 years and older accompanied by an adult. Call if you have questions, but please leave Fido at home. Carpooling is encouraged to help lessen our environmental footprint. Donations to the Sawtooth Botanical Garden are welcome.
This is part of the Sawtooth Botanical Garden’s popular summer wildflower walk series to some of our area’s most diverse and spectacular habitats. Hosted in partnership with the Wood River Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society.
Destination: 4th of July Lake
Difficulty: Easy to moderate. This 5 mile (round trip), high elevation hike starts at 8,400′ elevation. The lake sits at 9,400′ elevation.
Meeting Location & Time: Meet at 8:30 AM at Sawtooth Botanical Garden (Highway 75 and Gimlet Rd./4 miles south of Ketchum).
Return Time: by 4:00 PM
2018 Wildflower Walk series
- May 19 – Botany & Birds at Centennial Marsh, Local botanists and birders
- June 1-2 – Rare Plants of Craters of the Moon, Lynn Kinter, IDFG botanist (evening talk & all day field trip)
- June 13 – Early WRV Wildflowers (Part 1; 9:30 AM), Jeanne Cassell & Lisa Horton, wildflower enthusiasts
- June 27 – Early WRV Wildflowers (Part 2; 9:30 AM), Jeanne Cassell & Lisa Horton, wildflower enthusiasts
- July 14 – Mountain Wildflowers of 4th of July Lake, TBD
- August 11 – Apollo Creek Meadows, Lisa Horton, botanist, and friends
- Sept. 15 – One (heck of a) Big Tree, John Shelly, retired Forest Service
- October 6 – Autumn Color, Jim Rineholt, retired Forest Service forester