Snowshoeing in Salmon-Challis National Forest near Missoula, Montana, the day after Christmas. I was stopped short by this view.
It had been awhile since I’d spent more than a half-hour outdoors. So, this hike on the perimeter of the cross-country area was hugely welcome. Prior to returning to northwest Iowa, another hike into a Montana mountain canyon reinforced the notion that nothing humans create measures up to the natural world.