You’ve no doubt seen a lot of mentions of the blue camas in Packer Meadows, off U.S. Highway 12 near Lolo Pass, on this blog of late, but no photos.
Unfortunately, the bloom passes fairly fast, making it difficult to use as one of my weekly Wildflower Walks. For example, the Lolo Pass Visitor Center said on its Facebook page on Wednesday, June 27, that the flowers were about at their peak. By Saturday, June 30 – when the photo above was taken – the blossoms were already withering, and soon they’ll be gone.
So, the takeaway here is if you want to see the camas bloom at its best, pay attention to the visitor center’s reports – the blue view is worth it!
Here are a few more photos of the meadows.