It was on the wind side of the ridge top. I can imagine what some of the winter storms are like up there! I’ve been in a few in the high country when I could hear the trees snap and then after a second or two, the crash as they hit the ground.
It seems there is always something interesting to photograph in the back country. So many times it occurs to me when something catches my eye that no else would ever see it if I didn’t bring back a photo. I wish I could capture the many other dimensions as well.
I suspect it might be easier to carry a camera while hiking than while running. There is a lot of extreme back country trail running up here now. Those days are gone for me, but I’m quite content to make shower hikes and see everything that’s out there (with lots of time spent on photos).