With an early snowmelt this year, I visited Indian Corral on the Memorial Day weekend. I took the Panjab Trail up, about 2300 feet gain in 6 miles or so. Tons of campers down low, a few daytrippers on the trail (including four on horse) and only one other group camped there, down near Dunlap Spring. The flower peak was the week before so I missed that, but not the expansive meadows that the area is famous for.
Panjab trail and creek
First view of the corral area, which stretches a long way
Camp. I was a quarter mile from water at Dunlap Spring, but had the views to make up for it.
Sunshine didn't last long
flowers were past their peak but still around
Going for an evening stroll
Evening strolls are a good time for wildlife: elk
and whitetail deer
On Sunday I hiked southeast on the Mt Misery Trail. About 2 or 3 miles away is Clover Spring, right next to the trail. A nice place to camp is just above.
Saw a bear in the area
Looking across at Oregon Butte - quite a bit of snow still up there. The lookout can barely be seen on the left.