Derby Canyon lies just east of Peshastin, Washington, and is one of many such canyons in the foothills on the east slopes of the Cascades. It is a favorite spot of ours for wildflowers and orchids, though we did not see any orchids on this trip. We drove part way up one of the roads in the canyon and hiked one of the sandstone ridges found in the canyon.
The canyon itself is scenic and provides views of the Cascades to the west.
The wildflowers, especially in the spring, are spectacular.
Lyall's Mariposa Lily
We saw a lot of butterflies and moths, but were not able to get photos of all of them.
Silvery Blues and Acmon Blues
Propetius' Dusky Wing Skipper
My wife takes even more photos than I do and some of these are hers.
And as always there are many other things to photograph.
dead Balsamroot flowers