It was still raining lightly when we got to Lonesome Lake. We stopped
in at the shelter that's a short ways from here to eat lunch #1.
When we arrived at North Kinsman, we were fogged in. It was quite exciting when the clouds suddenly started to clear, and several times during lunch #2 they closed over again before I could even get my camera out.
I was tired, and didn't want to go on to South Kinsman, so I waited
at the North Kinsman lookout with the agreement that if I got cold or
bored, I would head down as far as the Kinsman Pond shelter.
The weather got even nicer while I waited. After I'd sat still for
a while a couple of junkos came out to pick up the crumbs of people's
lunches (landing almost within reach, but I didn't want to scare them by
moving for the camera). The little bird that was making sorties after
flying insects turned out to be a yellow-rumped warbler, when I finally
got a good look at it.
When the fog blew in again, I decided I wanted to move off down the path to stay warm. Other than the tiny wood sorrels, this was the highest deciduous plant. I don't know what it is. The rest of the group caught up with me while I was fiddling with my camera.
Anyone know what it is?
[Edit: according to Bill Hale, this is Ribes lacustre. Thank you!]
[Edit: in a later trip, on Mt. Lafayette,
I found a similar plant, in flower, and identified it at Ribes glandulosum.]
Painted trillium (Trillium undulatum) is common here.
Low down near the trailhead there's a lot of Hobblebush Viburnum (Viburnum alnifolium) which is in full bloom. Apparently the showy outer flowers are sterile.