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The magenta-colored Alpine primrose could be late to bloom in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area this summer, but wildflower experts expect this to be a season to remember.

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Snowbanks that refused to go away, road closures and sketchy stream crossings have made it a challenge to push into the high country this summer. But patient Steamboat campers may get their reward with a wildflower bloom that compresses peak blooms for different flowers, causing them to overlap into an unprecedented display.


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