Walker Lake Hike, Saturday July 3

Sarah and I joined a large crowd of about 30 people for the ranger-led hike whose official description is below. Unofficially it was a time for me to be in seventh heaven shooting photos of flowers and the insects that eat or pollinate them. Some photographic illustrations of Walker Lake and its miniature wildlife are found below. My best shots from this hike—particularly macro shots of insects— are found on my Smugmug page, wilcephotos.com.

Stephen Bruno is a fantastic photographer. You might want to check out his blog. An outdoor photography blog with tons of advice, much of it technical, is found here.

San Francisco Peaks
San Francisco Peaks
San Francisco Peaks
San Francisco Peaks
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Lambert’s locoweed (click here for more info)

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Walker Lake "crawling" with bugs
Walker Lake “crawling” with bugs

8:3011:30 amWalker Lake Hike. USFS Interpretive Rangers Steve and Lois Hirst will lead this hike to the rim of a volcano with a marsh in its crater. Spectacular views of the Peaks, the Painted Desert, and the distant Grand Canyon. Difficulty: moderate. Meet at the intersection of FR 151 and Hwy 180, just past milepost 235. No dogs, please. 928-527-8238 for more info.

These informative programs are presented through a partnership between the National Park Service (Flagstaff Area

National Monuments) and the United States Forest Service (Flagstaff Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest).

Canceled in the event of rain, lightning, fire, snow, or high winds.

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