Hard Times in the Bob Marshall Wilderness (Sigma DP2)

Hard Times, Bob Marshall Wilderness

Sigma DP2, ISO 50, f/2.8, 1/800 sec.

These arrowleaf balsamroot flowers won’t make it into Flower Photo Field Guides but they will have better stories to tell than the sissy flowers down in the forest.

They look like how I feel whenever I go off trail in the Bob.

Last year, my petals fell off during a traverse from Mid Creek to Silvertip Creek, which had some of this:

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“Not A.T.”, Upper Mid Creek, Bob Marshall Wilderness

Sigma DP2, ISO 50, f/2.8, 1/160 sec.

View more photos from last year’s traverse here.

I’m heading back this weekend and expect:

 

  1. More snow.
  2. Less flowers.
  3. More hardship.

In other words, it will be another perfect trek.