We are a close knit group of people who thrive in high places. We love challenges including long hikes to out of the way places through adverse weather inorder to catch a glimpse of a new breathtaking vista. What do Mountains dream of ?
Monday, June 13, 2011
A nice sunday to drive to Jewel Basin. Last summer they were repairing the road and it was closed to the general public. Now the road is good. Good being relative. A nice gravel road twisting up into the mountains.
The first part of the road has several farms and houses. A nice new fence graces the curve in the road. There is something about a well built fence.
Carry on up the narrow road squeezed by open areas in the forest after logging. A riot of wild flowers carpet the floor of the forest.
Now and then you dip and there is a marshy spot with water plants . The water is slow but clear as new snow melt.
Close by the road snow melt races towards the larger lakes and rivers.
The green fertile valleys would please any grazing deer or elk.
A great day for a drive ! Nice road and lots of solitude. If you don't count the deer, bird song , and the rippling brooks.