I took Meg back to where I had hiked with the Scouts last week. Continuing upwards into a canyon that rose far above the Snake River, in the Hells Canyon NRA, Meg and I were reminded of the immensity, the infinity that surrounds us. It is both humbling and awesome to be part of such a vast universe. The wildflowers along the Snake river had diminished, but the higher we went, the more profuse they became, This week the red Indian paintbrush had appeared, to complement the yellow balsam root and the purple lupine. We hiked high into the deepening green of the canyon, deeply breathing the fragrances and the freshness.
|Hells Canyon NRA
|Hells Canyon Snake River
|Snake River canyon
|McGraw Creek Snake River Hells Canyon
|MeGraw Creek drainage