We got to hike out by Salmon Lake on Veteran’s Day!
We got a good dose of nature, fresh air and exercise! 🙂
The three amigos!
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~Albert Einstein
And even though the mountains are so mesmerizing, don’t forget to look down at your feet!
The little lichens that the reindeer eat through the snow in the winter, called reminder moss or caribou moss. 😛 Per some scientific theories, the lichens may reflect ultraviolet light that the reindeer may be able to see. Or something crazy like that!
Feeling so alive!
I love this ethereal Arctic soft-glowing light.
These cranberries were at their peak sweetness, and frozen and kind of tasted like little cranberry popsicles!
There was a whole giant patch of crow berries!
Wolf foot prints!
I love these little weird lichens on the tundra.
They kind of look like something you would see in a Dr. Seuss book!
This is Cladonia asahinae, or pixie cup lichen…or Dr. Seuss Lichen. I found out by googling tee-shaped lichen. 🙂
Doing the chicken dance walk to keep warm!
In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks. ~John Muir
Later we tried to drive out to the hot springs, but got caught in a snow storm and then got stuck on top of the pass. So we hung out in the moonlight by Salmon Lake instead. 🙂
The mountains in the magic moonlight.
Pathway to the moon.
Sitting by the campfire on the beach. No place I’d rather be!
Like sparks to the sea. …sounds like an old quote or something. 🙂
A man and his fire. Why can’t that be enough? …Seth Kantner said something like this in his stunningly beautiful book “Ordinary Wolves.”
“We don’t need a lot of money, we’ll be sleeping on the beach, keeping oceans within reach. …We’re gonna be alright, you can close your eyes tonight.” -Over the Rhine