We spent the day hiking and birding on Marys Peak yesterday. Jeanette and I both carry small hand clippers with us which came in handy while hiking the Meadow Edge Trail from the campground. We actually enjoy helping out a little to make trails better. Unfortunately I have to report that the campground and trails all show a staggering amount of neglect on the part of the Siuslaw National Forest. Blow downs forced us to abandon hiking on the Summit Trail. Signage is almost non-existent. The campground looks like a war zone. And why would you chose to log in a campground? ---- but I digress, we came to escape the heat of the Willamette Valley, and it was a perfect plan. It got as warm as 72, while the valley hit 92. We hiked and birded, had lunch, I worked on bird lists and photos and took a nap, then we hiked and birded some more. Because we had the van we stayed on the upper parking lot and had dinner, all the comforts of home. Below are a sampling of the wild flowers we enjoyed. It's the first time in years that I took more flower photos than bird photos.