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KAREN SYKES
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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Too much snow on your favorite flower trail? Here are 5 hikes you can do now, with blooms aplenty

A hiker takes in the view from Bandera Mountain, on the Ira Spring Trail. Hikers can see beargrass, valerian, Indian paintbrush, lupine and fireweed along nearby trails. Above left: A butterfly rests on Queen Anne's Lace.