We assumed that we would see very little in the way of flowers on our hike here, due to the altitude, amount of snow and temperature. We could not have been more wrong. Much of the hike is along a West facing slope and where the sun had reached and melted the snow cover, signs of life were everywhere.
Please tread lightly when you walk up here,
you should know alpine life lives in fear.
Under snow for seven months each year,
we can’t grow until the coast is clear.
Up beside us in your hiking gear
one misplaced step and our end is near.
So please walk with care and be a dear,
so our bright colours can bring all cheer.