Thursday, August 26, 2010

Across the Bob—Day 11

Day 11 was White River Day.  I hiked from the headwaters of the White River down to near its confluence with the South Fork of the Flathead River.  The trail stayed in dense forest most of the time, with occasional views of the river.

The accurately-, but unimaginatively-named White River.

Pair of American dippers doing their little dance on the rocks.

White River valley.

Needle Falls.  The water was low, so the falls were not quite as impressive as they can be.

A closer look at Needle Falls and the pool at the base.

Fording the White River.  The dark clouds were not making empty threats.  It rained during most of the last five miles of the hike. 

Closer to the South Fork of the Flathead, huge ponderosa pines grow in an open forest.

My campsite on the White River at sunset.  I made a campfire to warm up on a cool evening following a rainy afternoon.


  1. Absolutely gorgeous!!! All the blog entries from your trip are wonderful - I can't wait to read the next one! It almost makes me want to go...except for the hiking, sleeping on the ground, carrying my own food and not showering for 14 days. I'll just enjoy your pictures and wait patiently (ha!)for your book

  2. Thanks, Penni. I think it's going to turn out that walking 120 miles was the easy part. Now I just have to sit down and write a book about it. I'm on it, but I'm glad you're waiting patiently.

  3. I'm looking forward to reading the book, too, as well as savoring all the photos. I don't know whether I'm more impressed with your nature shots or that you can identify all the creatures!

  4. Thanks, Mary. Not quite all the creatures. There were a few birds that stumped me. And those lepidopterans may remain a mystery.