Sunday Morning Hike on Turkey Mountain


Sunday morning I let my heathen pagan self run loose and decided to go on a hike on Turkey Mountain. Nobody was there!! I started from the lower parking lot and and after soaking myself with DEET headed up the hill. After I got to the upper parking lot I went on a modified Snake Trail route.

Turkey Mountain old oilfield  Lightroom Adjust 01 (1 of 1)

Turkey Mountain was a rowdy place back in the day. Whisky stills, oilwells, farms and ranches. There are still remnants of houses and oilwells there. This is the remnants of a oilwell. A pump jack sat on the foundation closest to us and the motor running it was in the back. There are no longer any operating oil wells on the Mountain.

Turkey Mountain Leaf Detail Topaz

I was looking for color and I found these leaves turning color.


Sorry for the fuzzy photo. Using the online wildflower id at the nearest match was “Asiatic Dayflower.” Don’t know if I believe it or not. What do you think?


The Snake Trail crosses this creek and then loops back across it again. This is in the vicinity of the last time I saw deer on Turkey Mountain. Sometimes when I am there late in the day when it is dark I can hear deer off down the creek. I guess it is deer, either that or a Sasquatch maybe.

Turkey Mountain Trail Flower Lightroom Adjust 01 (1 of 1)

I have no idea, but I like the photo. Some sort of cluster of flowers I found.


Black Eye Susan’s anybody?

I went a little over three miles and was exhausted. It was cool and overcast when I started but got hot and extremely humid before I was done. Like a dummy I didn’t bring any water. But hey, I had my Church on the Mountain. Congregation of one. We didn’t sing, we pondered, prayed and expressed gratitude for the many blessings that God gives us.

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15 thoughts on “Sunday Morning Hike on Turkey Mountain

  1. Lea's Menagerie

    Great photos!
    That is Asiatic Dayflower – you are going to love its common name – Mouse Ears!
    With those two blue petals sticking up, what else could it be!

  2. Sallie

    Thatโ€™s my kind of Sunday morning! We count our blessings wherever we may be and whatever day it is. Hope it cools down for you soon … we are home now in Oregon and the PNW seems to be the only place in the country that is not (yet anyway) in a heatwave situation.

  3. Angie

    Glad Lea knew the name of that flower – no idea on that one or the bunch of yellow. But I can confirm that your last flower photo is black-eyed susan! My husband and I sometimes forgo formal church for the church of the outdoors – no doubt that God can be found readily among the mosquitoes and other wildlife!

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