Thank you for following along Trail 142 with us!
We will continue posts of this day hike for a few more days…unless you tire of the climb and then we can rest. 🙂
As most of you photographers know, the challenge is always capturing the beauty of the scene before you. I did my best and this shot brings out the elements that were the most captivating, but, of course, did not do it justice.
You are looking South (obviously – no insult intended) toward the Nez Perce National Forest and slightly more east the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness area; at your feet, unseen, is the Lochsa River. While I am obviously biassed to my home state, it is also nice to be able to say truthfully that just over that mountain lies some of the most pristine and untouched land in the United States. If you were to go in the correct direction you would not reach civilization of any kind for many, many miles. Then it would be Elk City (with a population just over 200), a beautiful quaint town that is over an hour’s drive into the mountains that is still set in the old mining town style of the 19th century…then nothing for over a hundred miles.
In order to illustrate my claim a little better I took several screenshots of the location on the map.
This is the spot the photograph was taken. You can even see parts of the trail on iMaps.
Again, zoomed out.
If you are every in the vicinity of Idaho you can just skip the freeway and head up into the mountains…it’s not as fast, but you won’t be sorry!
Thanks again for stopping by!