I recently spent a day hiking with my sister and niece. We did one of our favorite hikes, to a high mountain lake above tree line (quite possibly the best way to spend a day). And, thanks to late and epic snow in the high country, the wildflowers are still AMAZING. Usually by late August the flowers have peaked, but we were treated with hillsides blanketed with color. There were easily two dozen different types of flowers, and probably many more. The ones that stole the show, though, were the Indian paintbrush.