Sunday, May 29, 2011

In Wildness

After an extended winter, the backcountry trails are finally clear and dry. On Saturday, Mari and I disregarded the dartboard prognostications of the local meteorologists, who predicted rain and snow, to kick off the hiking season with a six-mile trek up the East Fork of the Bitterroot River, into the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness Area.

Beaver pond.


Barrow's Goldeneye. 

 Elk crossing the forested ridge.  We might have missed them if one of them hadn't bugled.

New antlers.

Upper East Fork.

Not all who wander are lost.

Mari makes a log crossing.

Beaver lodge.


What the beaver was gnawing on.

Back downstream.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you ignored the weather report. Another beautiful Montana trek!