Man what a week. This Summer is looking spectacular and I am finally back home for a couple days before I head out again…
I spent a few days near Big Timber on the Boulder river and had the opportunity to head north of Big Timber to Big Timber Creek Falls.
I was very impressed and if you haven’t been back in the Crazy Mountains, its definitely worth the visit. On our way up we ran into teams that were competing in the Primal Quest race that was getting close to winding down. If you are not familiar with this endurance race you should check out their page here.
Basically teams of four compete in a 500 mile race that involves hiking, biking, rappelling, rafting, etc.. while navigating their way with compass through remote wilderness areas. Needless to say the teams we ran into looked like they had been through the wringer.
I made the mistake of asking one of them how much further they had to go. Probably not the best thing when you’re still facing a 100 miles through the mountains.
We played around Big Timber Creek Falls for a while as the passing clouds allowed soft light not only for the falls but for all the flowers and fauna around the area. They had some nice False Hellebore.
We then spent the rest of our time on the Boulder river south of Big Timber and made a quick stop at the Natural Bridge where the falls were bigger than I had ever seen them.
We were informed that the day previous a man by the name of Ian Garcia had taken his Kayak over them and survived!
Apparently he had been planning it for a while, but whatever, it’s completely insane. Check out the pics on his brother’s blog.
After the falls we spent some time back in the mountains hiking and getting a little R&R. The Lupine and Arrowleaved Balsamroots were the best I have ever seen and the hiking superb.
Now back on the road in the next couple days to Glacier. When I get back I hope to have some time to get back to the blog with some more pics and new photography tutorials.