Decided it was a good day to go check out a seldom used side trail I've always been curious about...
Brought my second favorite hiking buddy along with me:
Arrowleaf balsamroot is exploding right now:
Eventually left the main drainage and headed up a little side creek:
Obligatory knife pic:
Best damn Snickers I've had a in while:
The north-facing draw became tighter and tighter, the snow was getting deeper and deeper, so I decided to turn around and save the rest of it for another day:
Bear track. Prolly a week old or so:
Had to usher this little guy after the road on the way out:
All in all, time well spent....