Adventures in Herbal Camping

By |June 5th, 2010|Categories: Children, Herb Stories, Herbal Goodies, Herbal Info, Natural Body Care, Natural Health, Recipes and DIY|Tags: |3 Comments

It was sunny spring perfection, so we hiked deer trails for hours exploring wild plants… I shared the long Memorial Day weekend with friends on 40 acres of Ponderosa Pine and White Oak forest near the Klickitat River.¬†This was my first trip to the rugged Washington wilderness and I found its rocky hills and thick woods crawling with lizards and rattlesnakes and scorpions breathtaking! It was sunny spring perfection, so we hiked deer trails for hours exploring wild plants like Lomatiums, tasty Alliums, and ripening blackcap raspberries.¬† A fresh spring trickled from the rocks and we collected cold mountain water to make wild rose tea in the mornings. Klickitat, Washington. During one afternoon expedition, we came across a wet patch abloom with yellow arnica flowers. Anyone who has spent time in arnica habitats will know the strong affinity this plant has for mosquitoes. Thousands and thousands of buzzing, blood-sucking mosquitoes! As we gathered […]