9,610 feet 28″ by 108″ | Collected | Oil
The mountains are as wild as always, as inaccessible as when Bonneville and Fremont found them nearly a century ago. To visit their canyons, lakes, glaciers, and peaks is to share a good deal of the difficulties and impressions of those early explorers. -Hans Kleiber, 1887 – 1967, early Wyoming artist and forest ranger
I love the contrast of alpine woods making patterns in front of the vast valley floor dropping away below. The trees near Surprise Lake are mostly endangered whitebark pine, which nourish squirrels, bears and birds with its tasty pine nut.
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