Early morning sun projects rays through the clouds near Triumph, Idaho.
Hyndman Creek Trail Landscape
Aspen, wildflowers, and grasses form a peaceful landscape along the Hyndman Creek Trail.
Sun and shadow create a morning pattern along the Hyndman Creek Trail.
Near some beaver ponds, some rich colors appear along the Hyndman Creek Trail.
The Hyndman Creek Trail enters a dark forest on a late July morning.
After seeing what I think is a snarling wolverine, the trail heads up through the forest to Big Basin.
It is a bit gloomy as I make my way up into Big Basin through the lupine and paintbrush.
A beautiful little wayside as a spring tumbles across the trail to Big Basin.
Peaceful Easy Feeling
Kneeling along the spring, I have some fun with being in and out of focus with some lush plants.
Big Basin Waterfall I
I shinny down to the creek to explore a waterfall, very common in Big Basin.
Jacqueline Peak in Big Basin
I'm struck by this view of Jacqueline Peak as I come over the lip of Big Basin
I climb up out of the deep creek and an interesting rock greets me at the trail, with Elaine's Lookout and The Paymaster beyond.
Spring and Flowers
I small spring is surrounded by an array of wildflowers and stones.
I was bitten all day long, but I didn't mind seeing this variety.
Big Basin Waterfall II
One of the many waterfalls in Big Basin.
Big Basin Waterfall III
A peaceful cascade comes down one of the many streams in Big Basin.
West out of Big Basin
From higher alpine reaches of Big Basin I watch some rain approach Johnstone Peak with The Paymaster to the left.
Snag in Big Basin
I look up and catch this stark skyline as the rain approaches.
Jacqueline Peak in Big Basin with Lupine
I notice a field of lupine at the base of Jacqueline Peak along with a fascinating tree.
McIntire Peak in Big Basin with Lupine
Blue lupine in Big Basin, with McIntire Peak beyond
Old Hyndman from Big Basin
Old Hyndman peeks out above the alpine ridgeline.
Cobb and Old Hyndman from Big Basin
A broader view looking north out of Big Basin to see the south flank of Cobb Peak and Old Hyndman.
Coming down out of Big Basin on the old mining road.
The butterflies were out and about, but this is the only good shot I got.
Big Basin Wildflowers
As I exit the basin, there is rain in the distance. Walnut is framed by the slopes of The Paymaster to the left and Cobb Peak to the right.
This little guy would freeze every time he heard the camera focus beep.