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The last walk before Everest Base Camp
Fishing Trip
A sudden friend in Havana, Cuba
A Violin Serenade at Dawn Over Coromandel Penninsula, New Zealand
Mermaid pool in jungly East Maui
A Blue Heron in Maine
A Blue Heron in Maine
Sunstet @ hometown
Bull Elk Bugle
A Blue Heron in flight over a shallow pond
A bask in the Lochsa River
Petrified Shadows
A flag-laden semitary on Veteran's day
Morning dawns on delicate arch
A modern teepee for a modern montanan adventure
Touro das Cavernas
Fall Sunset in Eastern Washington State.
Sunrise in Eastern Washington
Giraffe Reflections
Baby's First Catch
New York New York
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A bask in the Lochsa River

Every year, my favorite humanities scholar, Clay Jenkinson leads a trip into the bitterroot mountains (idaho) in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark. Every year we follow a route they took straight up a mountain (wendover ridge). It is a grueling 8 miles worth of near constant uphill. We hike out 2 days later, 11 miles straight down to the Lochsa river, where we bask, clothes and all, in the cool waters of the Lochsa river. This segment was approximately 6 days of Lewis and Clark's 3 year trip across the continent and back. It is a perfect reminder of both the size of America, as well as the splendor of her mountains (and rivers).

TAGS: Idaho, River, Sunset, Swimming, United States

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Billings, Montana, United States of America
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