tvashtarkatena Posted August 29, 2012 Share Posted August 29, 2012 (edited) Trip: Blackfoot/Bitterroot Float and Backpack - Date: 8/27/2012 Trip Report: SLIDESHOW One week left of vacation and a cloudy state of Washington. What's a pair of bodies to do? Colleen and I spent two nights out floating the North and Main fork of the "A River Runs Through It" Blackfoot River. A mellow float (with a fair share of rock dodging this time of year). Plenty of ospreys fishing and red tails hunting during the day. At dusk, the kestrels, which look like large swallows, came out to reduce the insect population. We then headed to the smoke-shrouded Bitterroot Range for one night out at Wyant Lake (Canyon Ck TH). Forest fires can cause some strange animal behavior: we saw a bat lazily drifting overhead mid morning. They also make for some interesting skies. We were surprised to find out that the Bitterroots, at least in our vicinity, were granite and not unlike a more fractured, dryer version of the Yosemite backcountry. Montana provided a sunny respite from Washington's mercurial summer, and it's only slightly further than Smith Rocks from Seattle. Edited August 29, 2012 by tvashtarkatena Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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