Ron Hanko's photos with the hurricane

Giant Rattlesnake Orchis (Goodyera oblongifolia)

Giant Rattlesnake Orchis (Goodyera oblongifolia)
In Explore August 17, 2009, #437.

Photographed on the Klahane Ridge Switchback Trail near Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park. The following photo shows the foliage of this small but attractive orchid, which grows under forest cover on well-drained…
Added on August 18, 2009

Platanthera dilatata var. dilatata

Platanthera dilatata var. dilatata
This is the Bog Candle, very common in our area, but always a delight to see. This photo was taken last year on Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park. There are three varieties of this species, different only in the length of the spur that sticks out…
Added on July 21, 2011

The Misty Mountains Cold

The Misty Mountains Cold
Our day in the Olympics was misty and cool for the most part, though we had some sunshine at intervals. This picture was taken near the Hurricane Ridge vistor's center and looks west across the valley to some of the higher peaks which are barely visible…
Added on September 10, 2011

Black-tailed Deer

Black-tailed Deer
We were hiking the trail at the end of Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park when this beautiful animal wandered into the area. As is obvious from the picture our day in the Olympics was a rather misty, cloudy day, though we had only a few sprinkles o…
Added on September 10, 2011

Minimalism

Minimalism
In Explore October 10, 2011, #250.

After a very busy few weeks I'm back at IMO. Enjoy the group but feel a bit out of my depth. I keep posting though in the hope of learning. This was originally posted on Flickr and at that time I wrote the following…
Added on October 10, 2011

Olympic Flower Garden

Olympic Flower Garden
One of the reasons we try to get to Olympic National Park as often as we possibly can is the incredible show of wildflowers in the park. This photo was taken along the Hurricane Ridge Road, one of the best places to see the park's wildflowers. The flowers…
Added on October  1, 2011