Saturday, October 25, 2008

Snow in the Mountains

Our attempt at a traverse of the Gallatins and summit bid of Electric Peak has been turned around. Having elk, bear, wolves in our sights and in our lenses kept us from seeing the snow in the mountains. The topography in Yellowstone is so diverse that what is dry and sunny hiking in the plains is 2 feet of gridgingly slow slogging in snow at 8000 feet.

The sun is now barely rising above 45 degrees causing any North facing slope to hold onto every flake and every inch of snow. Beautiful but not efficient mapping.

Back to the plains and the animals!
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